Multi-talented Dele Alli could play as Tottenham's goalkeeper, jokes Mauricio Pochettino

Tottenham tightened their grip on second spot in the Premier League with a 2-1 home win over Southampton.

And Pochettino believes Spurs were good value for their victory over Southampton, with Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli netting in the first half.

With 10 games remaining, the chances of overhauling Chelsea's 10-point lead are slim, but victory strengthened Spurs' position in the race to guarantee a top four finish by extending the gap to fifth place to seven points.

"We trust completely in our doctor and physios and department that looks after them in the best way".

But they were unable to gain parity as Tottenham's stubborn backline and industrious central midfield held them at bay.

Fourteen of those goals have come in the league - four more than he achieved last season.

Striker Janssen is back in the spotlight as a possible replacement for Harry Kane, who is nursing an ankle injury.

Like Pochettino's Tottenham, Southampton are a club with a clear philosophy.

Writing in his weekly column for Sky Sports, former Arsenal star Merson said: "I think Tottenham will be OK without Harry Kane for one or two games, but over a longer sequence of games, I do not think it will be so good".

In-form Manolo Gabbiadini bent an instinctive first-time effort just wide as Saints responded and Dusan Tadic blazed over from seven yards after Redmond had nudged a deep cross back into his path.

Generally Spurs do have a very good record against the Saints since they were promoted, and have only lost one game against them.

The English Premier League Round 29 will showcase three matchups on Sunday with the Middlesbrough hosting the Manchester United, Tottenham awaiting Southampton and the final Sunday matchup is a real treat for all soccer fans between Manchester City Blues and the Liverpool Reds. Alli steps up himself and goes straight down the middle to double Tottenham's lead, with Forster having dived to his left early.

Breen was part of the Newstalk commentary team on Sunday at White Hart Lane and shared his thoughts with Dave McIntyre.

"Players are training hard every day to try and find their best form, but every weekend they do not find too much possibility to play".

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