As reported by football-talk.co.uk
By Fraser Crawford on September 21, 2018
Tottenham will be desperate to get back to winning ways when they take on Brighton & Hove Albion at the Amex Stadium on Saturday evening.
Mauricio Pochettino is facing the toughest test of his Tottenham career after suffering three consecutive defeats in recent weeks and the Argentinean coach has admitted he fears being sacked if their poor run continues much longer – although I highly doubt Daniel Levy is even close to pulling the trigger.
Having already lost to Watford, Spurs slumped at home to Liverpool last weekend before conceding two late goals to lose against Inter Milan in the Champions League in midweek so Pochettino is under pressure to get back to winning ways.
Brighton head in to the game sitting 14th in the table after drawing 2-2 with Southampton last time out and boss Chris Hughton has admitted he’s fearing a backlash from Tottenham tomorrow evening.
Spurs will continue to be without first choice goalkeeper Hugo Lloris as the Frenchman isn’t due to return from a thigh injury until next week so Michel Vorm will remain in goal.
However, Dele Alli is back in contention after recovering from a hamstring injury that’s kept him out of the last three matches – although Pochettino insists he won’t rush the attacker back too soon so a place on the bench may be the best he can hope for.
Moussa Sissoko is also back in full training after