Spurs midfielder Moussa Dembele says the two-nil loss to Liverpool at Anfield last month was “one of the saddest weeks” for the squad.”
And the Belgian star is determined to avoid another slip-up against Merseyside rivals when Everton come to White Hart Lane this Sunday.
Speaking to a young fan at the Noah’s Ark Hospice charity shop in High Barnet this week, he said of the Liverpool defeat: "It was one of the saddest weeks for us. We feel your anger. We were angry with ourselves as well."
Meanwhile, official team news released by Spurs this momring confirms that Alderweireld, Kane and Vertonghen are all progressing well and will be assessed after the final training session tomorrow (Saturday).
Erik Lamela remains out with a left hip injury but has continued with field work this week. No date yet scheduled for a return to full training.
Danny Rose is still out with a left knee injury and is “progressing as expected with recovery and rehabilitation,” and is still a number of weeks away from returning to full training.
* Dele Alli and Hugo Lloris were each winners at the 2017 London Football Awards last night, held at Battersea Evolution in support of the Willow Foundation.