Tottenham's Harry Kane judged in an extreme way, says Mauricio Pochettino

Mauricio Pochettino thinks Harry Kane’s obsession with scoring can work against him

Mauricio Pochettino thinks Harry Kane’s obsession with scoring can work against him

Newcastle climbed out of the relegation zone after beating Bournemouth 2-1 at home, with on-loan Venezuela striker Salomon Rondon setting Rafa Benitez's team on the way with two early goals. He has started in all of Tottenham's league and Champions League fixtures.

"That is also not going to stop people countering that, "Wilfried Zaha didn't play, that's why you lost".

In the first half of the match, Leicester's players had their former owner's name embroidered on their shirts, before they swapped to shirts with an embroidered poppy in commemoration of Remembrance Sunday in the second half.

Pochettino then said "That is why sometimes when he doesn't score he is so obsessed with scoring, that sometimes it is against him because sometimes you need more freedom, not to be obsessed", and further added "But he is going to learn because I think he is now starting to be really mature because he is still young".

Crystal Palace possible XI: Hennessey, Wan-Bissaka, Tomkins, Sakho, Van Aanholt, McArthur, Kouyate, Milivojevic, Meyer, Zaha, Townsend.

Substitutes: Kelly (6), Schlupp (6), Sorloth (6).

Spurs continue their impressive start.

His night was ended with 20 minutes remaining, and it'll certainly go down as a performance he'll want to forget in a hurry.

Spurs also suffered an injury when Kieran Trippier appeared to sprain his thigh early on and was replaced by Serge Aurier, who provided the brightest moment of a poor first half with a unsafe cross that Dele Alli and Lucas both failed to convert.

However, they more than stood up to the task.

"He helped the team to win and it is a fantastic moment for him".

A first career goal for Juan Foyth secured Tottenham Hotspur a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park which took them within two points of the top of the table tonight.

Referee Simon Hooper was centre stage in Southampton's 1-1 draw with Watford.

The win keeps Tottenham two points behind leader Manchester City, although the three sides above Spurs all have a game in hand.

Mauricio Pochettino believes his "assassin" Harry Kane would be revered and face less criticism from native football supporters and media if he was an Italian player at an Italian club.

"We're looking forward to them, looking forward to causing upsets".

He did enough to help his side see off Palace and win all three points, but he and the fans will be hoping for a much improved performance after the worldwide break.