Man Utd eyeing cut-price Christian Eriksen transfer as Tottenham stance revealed

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Mauricio Pochettino took the blame for Hugo Lloris' clanger against Southampton and praised the return of Tottenham's spirit after their gritty win.

Spurs had won just two of their opening eight games of the season and needed to make a statement after crashing out of the League Cup to fourth-tier Colchester on Tuesday.

"Sometimes I am not happy because the players, staff and fans are affected by what happens around us".

Manager Zinedine Zidane is under some sort of pressure at Spanish La Liga giants Real Madrid and Pochettino has been mentioned as a possible replacement for the French football legend who has been able to overcome the recent scrutiny on him with two successive league wins in the Spanish La Liga.

"I was really upset with myself, but I think it's more about how you respond and I'm really pleased with my performance in the second half", he said. "It was made even bigger because it was the Champions League", Pochettino said. OK, we played three games and went home.

There is no doubt that Pochettino is cutting an unhappy figure right now and the next two games, against Southampton and Bayern Munich - both at home - could be crucial in shaping his future.

Christian Eriksen's failure to safe a transfer away from Tottenham in the summertime has left Mauricio Pochettino aggravated after the Argentine had deliberate a "painful rebuild" of his squad. When you win, how you feel...there is not another thing you can find like it.

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"We are talking about if not the best, in the top three or five goalkeepers in the world". "But there's some collateral damage or consequences that we need to fix". "We were together in Milan". "We know very well we need to increase [our -levels] without the ball - our aggressivity, togetherness, the will to chase -people and be desperate to recover the ball as soon as we can", he said.

'We have been through periods like this before, with this group together, and we know what we need to do to get back on track, ' said the 25-year-old England worldwide. "He came with me, Jesus (Perez, assistant), my wife and (chief scout) Steve Hitchen", he added.

"There's no point if you don't have a good relationship".

"You can not be happy.

It's down to us players to take responsibility", Kane told Sky Sports ahead of Spurs' league clash with Southampton on Saturday.

They will be without Giovani Lo Celso and Ryan Sessegnon, due to respective hip and hamstring problems.

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