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Tottenham Hotspur-Huddersfield Town Preview
It took less than a week for Tottenham Hotspur to get back on track from a run of poor results.
Spurs look to keep the good times coming when they face a sagging Huddersfield Town side on Saturday at John Smith's Stadium.
Tottenham (4-0-2) endured a three-match stretch to begin the month that featured Premier League losses at Watford and home to Liverpool. The rut then concluded with a 2-1 defeat to Inter Milan in Champions League play. Disheartened, but far from broke down, Spurs were able to turn the corner and move forward.
They ended their top-flight troubles with a 2-1 victory at Brighton & Hove Albion last weekend and Wednesday beat Watford in a shootout to extend their stay in the League Cup.
"There are periods in football where all is against you, and we are suffering in the last few games a lot of negative things," manager Mauricio Pochettino told Tottenham's official website. "The most important thing is to keep working, keep pushing, keep going strong."
While Spurs are again feeling good about themselves, they do have some injury concerns.
Star midfielder Christian Eriksen will not feature Saturday because of an abdominal issue, but Pochettino hopes he will be available for Wednesday's Champions League clash with Barcelona. Meanwhile, goalkeeper Hugo Lloris could possibly return from his injury this weekend, but there's also the notion that Pochettino could wait to have him fully fit for Barcelona.
Should Lloris not go for this one, Paolo Gazzaniga is again expected to get the call between sticks.
Lloris was in goal both times as Spurs outscored Huddersfield (0-2-4) 6-0 to do the double during the 2017-18 Premier League season.
Mired at the bottom of the table, Huddersfield are one of three teams still without a victory in the Premier League. They've also managed to score just three goals while conceding 14 - both tied for the fewest and most with Cardiff City in the top-flight.
The Terriers, however, did manage to find the back of the net last weekend against Leicester City, and even opened the scoring on Mathias Zanka's goal in the fifth minute. However, Jamie Vardy and Kelechi Iheanacho were too much for manager David Wagner's boys to handle in the eventual 3-1 defeat.
Wagner, when said and done, was not all that happy with the overall effort by his side.
"We have to speak about our problems and the problems (against Leicester) were so many individuals in the offence - not using our clear-cut chances - and defensively, all three were individual mistakes which we shouldn't make," Wagner told the club's official website.
"The goals we conceded were presents. If you do mistakes like we've done then it's difficult and unlikely you get something out of a Premier League match."
Though it's uncertain just how much Wagner might shake up his lineup for this match, he still believes in his club and that better days are ahead.
"There is not much between us and our opponents," Wagner said. "I have no doubt that we will collect our points if we carry on playing as we are."
Updated September 27, 2018