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Pochettino denies new book has caused rift

Pochettino denies new book has caused rift

Alli still boasts three goals and two assists from his 13 top-flight outings, though, and Pochettino is pleased enough with the back-to-back PFA Young Player of the Year's overall contribution.

The England international's form has dipped markedly in recent weeks, his travails coinciding with a poor run of results for Spurs.

Talk of challenging for the Premier League title has quickly disappeared after Tottenham suffered their third straight away defeat in a row against Leicester on Tuesday night at the King Power Stadium.

"We accept the criticism. when you don't win, it is because something wrong has happened". The first half was played at a breakneck pace, with the Foxes and Spurs swapping momentum and chances.

Poch will have to lift his troops for the tricky trip to Vicarage Road to face Watford on Saturday.

Danny Rose was denied a late penalty and just after that Fernando Llorente was guilty of a glaring miss, but Pochettino was in no mood to seek excuses following a loss that all but ended the north London club's hopes of being crowned English champions for the first time since 1961.

The book, entitled Brave New World, is a searingly honest account that acts both as a biography of Pochettino's life and a reflection on their last season.

But Pochettino has vowed to "change the dynamic" in a bid to get back to winning ways.

A similar chance fell to Alli later in the half, but the Englishman's left-footed effort was again turned aside. I want to say thank you to people who write this story (about it affecting Tottenham's form) because it gives publicity to the book and more money will go to charity.

Marco Silva is relaxed about Richarlison's future at Watford, saying "it's normal" that other clubs would be interested in the Brazilian forward. It's the same group, the players that travel a lot and were involved in nearly all the games.

"The last 10 minutes when Tottenham scored we just tried to keep the ball or counter-attack and pass the minutes without danger".

Worryingly for Spurs, there is already a blueprint for how for how to stop them after Burnley, Swansea, Bournemouth, Barnsley, Crystal Palace and West Brom found success by dropping deep and flooding the centre of the Wembley pitch.