Poch keeps lemons close to avoid bad vibes… but now Spurs are losing zest

first_imgMAURICIO POCHETTINO is going to have to shake up his lemons this week — on and off the pitch.Tottenham’s universal energy-loving boss famously keeps bowls of lemons around in a bid to get rid of bad vibes.2 Mauricio Pochettino watched his Tottenham side lose 1-0 at home to Newcastle on SundayCredit: Getty – ContributorBut for a club meant to be mounting a title tilt, there is a lot of bitterness about.Spurs lost 1-0 at home to Newcastle on Sunday, yet it came as little shock to many fans, who have seen them fall behind early in all of their three games this term.And it is rivals Arsenal up next.Spurs striker Harry Kane said: “We have to learn teams who come and get an early goal are going to defend and make it tough. We need to have the answers.“Obviously we’d like to go ahead and finish the game — but that isn’t always going to be the case so when it gets difficult we have to find more answers.“That’s all of us, the stuff we need to work on. That is what we have to try and do.”ACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big oneArsenal v Tottenham- Live stream, TV channel, kick-off time and betting odds for Premier League clashThe 1-0 Toon defeat left Tottenham in seventh — already three points behind champions Manchester City and five off early leaders Liverpool.It all means Sunday’s north London derby at the Emirates takes on the kind of magnitude Spurs could do without at this stage of the season.Kane said: “Winning the first game 3-1 at home to Aston Villa was great and getting a 2-2 at Manchester City was not a bad result.“But at home to Newcastle is where we needed to step up if we want to be up there come the end of the season. Those games you have to win.“We have a few days before another big game and we have to address it, see what we can do better.“You never want to go into an international break having lost or drawn.“Of course, a north London derby is as big as it gets. If we win that it makes the first four games a bit brighter.Tottenham News HARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerYOU KAN DO ITKlinsmann quit Spurs to win trophies but says Kane’s better off stayingTURBULENT PAIRINGDrogba and Mido had mid-flight brawl after stewardess prank went wrong“It won’t be easy but we have to make sure we are prepared for that one.”But Kane is still optimistic Tottenham can challenge City and Liverpool for the title.He said: “It is still going to take a lot of hard work.“As you’re seeing from City and Liverpool, there is no letting up from them.”2 Harry Kane and Co. struggled to a shock loss to Newcastle on SundayCredit: AP:Associated Presslast_img