Tottenham Hotspur will be desperate to improve on their last Premier League outing as they were beaten convincingly by Arsenal in the North London derby, due to a second-half collapse.
Spurs have a chance to redeem themselves tonight as they’ll welcome Southampton to Wembley Stadium in their next Premier League fixture. The Saints are currently without a manager after sacking Mark Hughes, so the Lilywhites will look to add to Southampton’s misery.
The Lilywhites now find themselves outside of the top four with plenty to ponder after Sunday’s performance in the North London derby, with Arsenal supporters earning the bragging rights for now.
So, these TWO derby villains will need to make it up to Tottenham fans tonight…
Juan Foyth has plenty of potential and is already starting to mould into a future star in North London, but his performance against Arsenal was less than acceptable.
The Argentinian was directly at fault for Arsenal’s third, which changed the whole complexion of the game. It was his mistake that triggered Spurs’ collapse at the Emirates Stadium.
So, with a slightly easier opposition in the form of Southampton up next for the Lilywhites, he’ll be looking to work his way back into the good books by helping his side keep a clean sheet.
Jan Vertonghen suffered a hamstring injury against Huddersfield Town towards the end of September, which forced him to miss five Premier League games.
He watched the whole of Spurs’ victory over Chelsea from the substitutes’ bench in his first game back from injury, and then went on to secure a place in the starting lineup in the North London derby. But, things went horribly wrong as he conceded a penalty and was later given his marching orders for picking up a second yellow card.
Therefore, today’s match against Southampton could prove vital in terms of his immediate future at the club, with the opportunity to make amends by helping secure a crucial three points in the top four race.