Mauricio Pochettino refused to single out striker Harry Kane after he was once again short of his best form against Liverpool. Alarm over Kane’s lacklustre form continues after he acted as a peripheral figure against Liverpool and Pochettino was once again forced to defend England’s golden boot winner at the recent World Cup.
“I respect every single opinion, but for me it’s a collective problem. I am not going to put the finger on some player. I am happy with all the players,” Pochettino said.
“We need to give time to the players to get their best and of course to show our potential in time.”
The fixture was due to open the new White Hart Lane only for delays to its £800million redevelopment to extend Tottenham’s occupancy of Wembley until at least late November.