Kyle Walker has hit back at claims from Norwich boss Chris Hughton that he dived to win a penalty in last night's match. Walker said: "I'm from up north. I'm not going to go down softly," when told about the criticism.
The penalty turned out to be fruitless in any case, with Clint Dempsey missing the spotkick, meaning Spurs crashed out 2-1 at Carrow Road. Iago Falque was one player who did emerge from the game with credit, and you can see what Tottenham fans were saying about him on Twitter here.
Manager Andre Villas-Boas has defended goalkeeper Hugo Lloris after last night's game, refusing to criticise him for either goal conceded to the Canaries. He said: "'He did extremely well in the game. He had a good solid performance. It is difficult for goalkeepers in situations like these."
AVB is is already turning his mind to the weekend's game with Wigan, issuing a warning to his side not to underestimate the Latics. He said: "When they step up a gear they can put you in a difficult situation. It's not going to be an easy game."
Emmanuel Adebayor is back in the first team squad for the fixture, after recovering from a stomach bug which kept him out of the League Cup tie, returning to training today. However Moussa Dembele is a confirmed absentee, and Jake Livermore is a doubt.
Andre Villas-Boas says he has no concerns over Steven Caulker's frame of mind after he was charged by Serbian police in relation to the brawl at the end of England's under-21 game in the country last month. He confirmed the defender is in the frame to start at the weekend.
Full-back Adam Smith has today sealed a three-month loan switch to Championship side Millwall. With both Walker and Naughton ahead of him at Spurs it is a switch which works all round as Millwall currently do not have a fit right-back. Jermaine Jenas has also had his loan deal at Nottingham Forest extended by another month.
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