Tottenham fans here in the Transfer Tavern are looking for their side to build on last week’s dominant performance, as they look to force the issue for a top-four spot. Indeed, while it’s not all been plain sailing this season, the punters propping up our bar were delighted with their performance against Everton.
After seeing Chelsea stumble in the race for a Champions League spot last weekend, Mauricio Pochettino’s side will be keen to gain some ground on the teams above them.
However, if the Lilywhites are to make up the ground on the likes of Liverpool, Manchester United and Chelsea, then a near perfect second-half of the season will be needed from Spurs, so the pressure certainly is on for those up Wembley way.
Their next opponents are Mauricio Pellegrino and his suffering Southampton side, a team who are yet to find their first Premier League win of 2018, much to the annoyance of the Saints fans who frequent our venue in their droves. So, the Saints will be looking to find their feet in-front of their home fans at St Mary’s, in a fixture that’s seen Southampton fail to beat Spurs at home in years.
Nevertheless, with Tottenham heading into the game fresh off a rampant 4-0 win over Everton, momentum will be firmly in the hands of the away side as they look to extend their unbeaten streak to seven-games.
So without further ado, if Mauricio Pochettino opts to start these TWO players in his starting line-up, then Southampton stand no chance.