Christian Eriksen always happy to stay at Tottenham, says Mauricio Pochettino

The Spurs boss, who had claimed an “unsettled” squad was a factor behind the club’s slow start to the season, is now stressing the importance of re-focusing his players, at least until the January window.

“It is so important to re-focus. This is the squad that we are going to have until January, when the rumours will appear again.

“The most important now is the collective. We must put aside the individual situations and be all together again.”

Sessegnon in contention for debut vs Palace

Tottenham fans may get a first sight of summer signing Ryan Sessegnon against Crystal Palace at the weekend.

The former Fulham winger will be assessed ahead of the clash against Palace, with Tanguy Ndombele and Kyle Walker-Peters also facing late tests.

“We need to assess [Sessegnon] tomorrow. The same with Tanguy Ndombele and Kyle Walker-Peters.

“We have got seven games in 21 days. It is going to be tough and we need everyone at their best.”

Lo Celso injury a ‘sad situation’

Pochettino described Giovani Lo Celso’s injury as a “sad situation” after his adaptation to his new club was hampered by a hip injury on international duty which will see him sidelined until October.

“It’s a sad situation. I’m very disappointed because Giovani had the first month to adapt to the club. Everything was going in a good way,” he added.

“Now we have to wait for him, but at the same time we have to be positive and give him a quality recovery so that when he is ready, he is strong and can help the team.


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