Pochettino delighted with 'professional' win over Huddersfield

Pochettino delighted with 'professional' win over Huddersfield

Despite the Terriers demise from the top-flight, this is still a huge match for the north Londoners as they chase a top-four finish.

Manager Mauricio Pochettino told reporters on Friday that the England worldwide saw a specialist on Thursday after damaging his hand when he fell heavily in their 1-0 win over City in the first leg of their quarter-final clash on Tuesday.

It also boosted their goal difference, with Spurs now having a total of plus 30, while Chelsea are plus 23, Arsenal plus 25 and Manchester United plus 19.

Tottenham have started life in new home well, beating Crystal Palace and then Manchester City in their Champions League quarter-final first leg.

"We need to assess him this afternoon and I'm not too optimistic about him playing tomorrow". "It's a hard moment for him, and watching the action, we feel so disappointed and it's hard to accept the situation".

"Now we have a good battle in Manchester, we need from now to recover for this game and prepare very well".

Pochettino said: "If we assess form since November, he can be a contender".

The 23-year-old broke his hand in Tuesday's first-leg victory over City and played no part against Huddersfield on Saturday.

The Champions League presents Tottenham with their final opportunity to win a piece of silverware this season, which could well prove to be vital in keeping hold of their star players in the summer.

With Tottenham to travel to the Etihad Stadium to face City in the second leg of the European quarter-final tie, the Spurs fans will be anxious about Winks' injury. "After the game, we can see that the decision was right". Davies fired wide, Lucas weaved his way past three defenders before firing straight at Hamer from 20 yards and Llorente glanced another header just wide - this time from a Davies cross - as we continued to dominate the game.

Huddersfield were so limited in all areas, that Tottenham's make-shift line-up were able to play their way into rhythm.

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