Tottenham’s Jan Vertonghen desires to prevent a repeat of their slip-up against Newcastle United and place stress around the 3 sides above them.
Jan Vertonghen says Tottenham have learned lessons from their residence defeat to Newcastle United as they prepare for the go to of Norwich City on Saturday.
Spurs threw away a half-time cause drop 2-1 to Newcastle in their final match at White Hart Lane, prior to bouncing back with victory at Southampton.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side will keep their location inside the Premier League’s leading four having a Boxing Day win more than lowly Norwich, and the Argentinian coach can as soon as once again get in touch with on Ryan Mason soon after his ankle difficulty.
Having said that, Spurs will be with out Clinton N’Jie for several months following he underwent surgery on a knee issue.
Alex Neil’s Norwich picked up a morale-boosting victory at Manchester United last time out but sit 16th inside the table and Vertonghen has named on Spurs to show their ruthless side.
The Belgian defender told the club’s official website: “I’m positive teams don’t appear forward to playing at White Hart Lane anyway, but we gave it away as well effortlessly against Newcastle.
“In the dressing space afterwards, we knew it was a one-off and that’s what we wanted to show to everybody on the outside too, it was a one-off.
“We had been surprised we lost. It occurred but the focus is back and we showed that at Southampton. Now we appear to the subsequent game.
“If you win your game you are going to generally make a gap someplace because the way it’s going, teams will always drop points.
“At the same time, in the event you can put collectively a run of wins around the bounce, you may all of a sudden climb. That is what you’ll need, a good run.
“We can say we want to get nine points in the next three games but it’s difficult to accomplish that, so we feel ‘okay, subsequent it really is Norwich on Saturday, let’s make an effort to win that game first’ then you believe in regards to the one particular soon after.”
4 points from meetings with United and Everton have Norwich looking up as they approach the midway point of their initial season back inside the Premier League, while Andre Wisdom (hamstring) and Matt Jarvis (knee) remain absent.
With rock-bottom Aston Villa and out-of-form Southampton to come over the festive period, Neil is keen for his side to develop momentum and pull clear in the bottom three.
“The Man United game will not imply anything if we never kick on and pick up extra benefits,” he said. “The common within the Premier League continues to be leading top quality but you will find a great deal of teams in transition in the moment.
“Tottenham have a settled squad. If they’re able to keep everyone fit, they will be in the top rated end on the league. Spurs have a great manager who has them well organised but anybody can beat anyone on their day.”