POCH METHODS A CHALLENGE FOR ERIKSEN
CHRISTIAN ERIKSEN admits his Tottenham team-mates are still coming to grips with Mauricio Pochettino’s new regime.
Spurs slumped to 11th in the Premier League after Sunday’s home defeat to Newcastle – and midfielder Eriksen reckons it will take time before they improve.
“The players are trying to adapt to Mauricio’s new style of play and we won’t know everything straight away,” said the Denmark international.
“It is still a work in progress, but hopefully we won’t take too long to get it right. We have had some good results and some disappointing defeats, although it is easy to forget that we are still working with a new manager.
“You can already see that we are starting to play the way he wants us to.
“And the more we work together, the better the results will be.”
Brighton boss Sami Hyypia has urged his players to show no fear when they head to White Hart Lane.
The Championship side know they face a massive test if they are to have any chance of springing an upset.
But under-pressure Hyypia has refused to write off his side’s chances and believes they can stand toe to toe with Pochettino’s men.
The Finn said: “I don’t fear any game. Anything can happen. The score can be anything.
“We can go there and win, we can go there and lose. It’s very important that we concentrate on how we play there and how we present ourselves.
“We need to have the courage, we don’t have to fear them.
“Tottenham have good individuals and they can really hurt you if they are on top of their game – but we don’t have to fear them.”