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TOTTENHAM began a massive week of football in the best possible way on Tuesday as they beat Red Star 5-0 ahead of a daunting trip to Liverpool.

Earlier in the day, the youngsters did even better as they ran out 9-2 winners over the Serbs.

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  • ASKED whether the players are still behind their gaffer, Dele said: “Yeah, 1,000 per cent.

    “A lot of us would not be where we are now if it was not for him. All we can do is thank him.

    “We have always trusted him 100 per cent and we are going to keep doing that. We are a team.

    “When things are not going our way it is easy for people to try and get at the manager but we need to look at ourselves as players.

    “We’re doing that and we are going to keep working hard.”

  • DELE ALLI says Spurs stars are “1,000 per cent” behind under-fire Mauricio Pochettino.

    Boss Poch has come under fire after Tottenham’s sticky start to the season.

    That pressure eased slightly with Tuesday’s 5-0 win over Red Star Belgrade — the North Londoners first win in the Champions League this season and only their fourth in 13 matches overall.

  • TOTTENHAM are tracking Brazil forward Everton, according to Sky Sports.

    Chief scout Steve Hitchen was dispatched to Gremio's Copa Libertadores semi-final first leg against Flamengo earlier this month to report on the former Arsenal target.

    During the match, the Brazil Copa America winner set up his side's goal to leave the tie perfectly poised at 1-1.

    Flamengo striker Gabriel Barbosa, on loan from Inter, is also said to have caught Hitchen's eye.

    During Hitchen's trip to South America, he also took in Boca Juniors vs Newell's Old Boys and San Lorenzo vs Banfield as he looked for players to improve the Spurs squad.

  • MANCHESTER UNITED go into tomorrow's Europa League game still struggling for goals with former captain Roy Keane suggesting the club should just go out and buy Tottenham’s Harry Kane.

    It’s not an idea manager Solskjaer is against.

    Solskjaer spoke as he sat next to Kane’s England team-mate Maguire.

    He said: “There aren't many Lewandowskis and Harry Kanes, they're like Shearer, Van Nistelrooy, fantastic players.

    “Ours are different types of players but I like someone who can finish half a chance and he does that.

    “Harry's played with Harry but he's a Tottenham player.”

  • HE'S certainly come at the right time.

    With the £25m sale of Kieran Trippier to Atletico Madrid and the inconsistent form of Serge Aurier, Tottenham are struggling to fill the right back slot.

    But there's a lad coming through the ranks that could be the answer to Mauricio Pochettino's prayers.

    Full back Dermi Lusala, 16, is the latest from their fine academy expected to follow the likes of Harry Kane and Harry Winks into the first team.

    An athletic defender, full of energy and pace, Lusala is a local boy who grew up in Edmonton, North London – a stone's throw away from the Spurs training ground.

    Given then that he's 'one of their own' Tottenham fans will only take to him more, should he break into the first team.

    This season might be a year too soon for Lusala, but next year when he turns 17 there may be an opportunity for a League Cup run out.

    And he may just be what Tottenham are looking for at right back to solve their defensive woes.

    After all, he is 'one of their own'.

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