Tottenham defender Juan Foyth can right a wrong against Wolves

Tottenham defender Juan Foyth can right a wrong against Wolves

Tottenham defender Juan Foyth can right a wrong against Wolves

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino confirmed on Thursday afternoon that Spurs will activate a year-long extension in the Belgian's contract, keeping him tied down to the Lilywhites until 2020. The 29-year-old had barely played at the back end of last season, despite being fit after a hamstring injury, as Pochettino appeared to freeze him out.

With a glut of games still to come, both in the coming weeks and for the rest of the season - with Spurs still in four competitions - several youngsters trained alongside the established first team, including George Marsh, Kazaiah Sterling and Oliver Skipp.

While Vertonghen and Davinson Sánchez have struggled with injuries this season, Alderweireld has been a mainstay making 24 appearances as Spurs have made themselves Premier League contenders, with the 5-0 win over Bournemouth on Boxing Day taking them above Manchester City into second.

"They have very good players and the manager is doing a fantastic job".

"We're always open [to signing players in January] but it's going to be hard - maybe not impossible but hard", Pochettino said.

"The players will have to play very well, but at the same time they have to be focused, knowing that the quality of the opponent they have in front, any distraction can really punish you".

A further clause states Tottenham would have to receive that £25million offer from another club 14 or more days before the end of the summer 2019 transfer window. But Pochettino said any incomings might have to be preceded by outgoings.

"We played a few months ago against them".

"But I think it's not going to be easy to add players in January".

"We know it will be a hard game, but we have the belief to go out and perform in the best way".

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