Tottenham vs. Swansea: Highlights and recap

Fernando Llorente

With Spurs hoping to compete on several domestic fronts and in the UEFA Champions League in 2017-18, the 32-year-old Spain global will likely be given plenty of game time.

Pochettino's team have now gone three Premier League games without a win at their temporary home after losing to Chelsea and drawing against Burnley and Swansea.

Meanwhile Swansea manager Paul Clement was pleased with his side's response after they were beaten 1-0 at home by Newcastle United last time out.

Pochettino, however, remains adamant that Wembley is not the problem.

"The reality is that we dropped a lot of points after three games but I am not anxious".

"We could spend one season talking about that and maybe at the end then you can see it or everyone can say, "Yes, Wembley was a problem". Spurs have a fantastic head-to-head record against Swansea too, boasting 10 wins from their last 12 in all competitions.

It was the first time in 30 home league games that Tottenham has failed to score, highlighting the gulf in Spurs' execution at Wembley compared to White Hart Lane.

"Every season at the start we are talking about improving and learning for different reasons".

Tottenham were Chelsea's closest challengers for the Premier League title last season as they finished second in the table after an impressive campaign.

"For me there is no doubt Harry Kane is one of the best strikers [in the world]".

But, the North London club have not enjoyed the start they would have hoped for, and they now sit in 5th position, having only picked up two wins from their opening five games.

Although Mauricio Pochettino's men huffed and puffed in the first half, they struggled to get into threatening positions and were largely limited to speculative efforts from distance.

"That's the aim for everyone", said Pochettino. What is not clear [is] why Mike Dean [chose to] justify in front of our players that it was handball, but it was not handball. "I think it's more along the lines of unlikely". He tried to justify by telling the players it was handball, it was handball, it was handball, shouting.

The introduction of Fernando Llorente, a significant aerial threat, in the 74th minute made sense as the visitors sank even deeper, but it ultimately was not to be for Tottenham. "You don't try to justify the decision".



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