Tough Spurs

The Sun (Malaysia) - - SPORTS -

pre­pare to play four games in 11 days.

Mid­fielder Dele Alli said they should have won their Pre­mier League game at West Brom af­ter spurn­ing sev­eral chances.

“We have to keep go­ing and pick our­selves up but there are a lot of pos­i­tives,” he said.

“In the next game we have to make sure we put them (chances) away. I can’t wait, we can get back out there and get some min­utes and get the win.”

While Spurs are the Pre­mier League’s only un­beaten side, they stum­bled badly in their open­ing Cham­pi­ons League group game with AS Monaco, who won 2-1 in front of over 85,000 at Wem­b­ley where Spurs are play­ing in the com­pe­ti­tion this sea­son whilst they start to build a new sta­dium at their home ground.

Tot­ten­ham bounced back to win 1-0 at CSKA Moscow in their next group match with a goal from pro­lific striker He­ung-Min Son, who was rested on Sat­ur­day af­ter play­ing for South Korea but whose sparkling form has made up for Kane’s ab­sence.

By con­trast, Lev­erkusen have had a patchy start to the sea­son and come into to­day’s game with two wins from their last seven games.

For all their oc­ca­sional at­tack­ing bril­liance, they have proved fal­li­ble against lesser teams and on Sat­ur­day lost 2-1 at Werder Bre­men in the Bun­desliga.

With two points from their open­ing two group games – one fewer than Spurs and two be­hind lead­ers Monaco – Lev­erkusen know they can­not af­ford another de­feat. – Reuters

Southamp­ton striker Char­lie Austin (left) scores the open­ing goal of yes­ter­day’s English Pre­mier League match against Burn­ley at St Mary’s Sta­dium. – REUTERSPIX

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