Then just before half-time, Spurs had a real worry when Trippier had to be replaced after injuring his knee earlier in the game and with the League season just a week away, Spurs will be hoping it isn't anything too serious as they went into the break with the lead. "Tottenham are as good as anyone 1-11 but it's disappointing that so far Mauricio Pochettino hasn't recruited players who can say to Harry Kane and Dele Alli: "Hey, I'm going to take your shirt", said Collymore in his column on the Mirror website. Yet the Wales left-back is enjoying his longest spell in the Tottenham first team since joining from Swansea in July 2014, in the absence of Danny Rose through injury. "But when you get that jersey you've got to try to make the best of the opportunity".
Harry Kane got Spurs off to a ideal start in the game when he headed home inside ten minutes and then Christian Eriksen scored the second seven minutes into the second half.
Pochettino said: "We all like to win, certainly more than lose, but today it's not most important". He left the stadium on crutches and wearing a protective boot.
He said, as quoted by Tottenham's website: "Kieran twisted his ankle and we need to wait until Monday to assess him". Now the feeling is good and we hope it is not a big issue.
"I can not say [if he'll play against Newcastle]".
"I can not guess [whether he will be fit for Newcastle] because we need to wait until Monday". But still we need to wait and we can not saying anything today and wait until Monday. "I know the feeling now is better than at half time, but still we need to wait and we can not say anything today because we need to wait until Monday", said Pochettino. "But we are looking to add in different positions of the pitch, different players".
Spurs, who finished second in the Premier League last season, are yet to sign a single player this summer while title rivals have spent significantly.
Spurs have identified the right-back position as an area that requires strengthening, and Sky sources understand they have considered making a move for Hoffenheim's Jeremy Toljan after cooling their interest in Porto's Ricardo Perreira.