Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino responds when asked about Ross Barkley

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Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino responds when asked about Ross Barkley

Trippier limped off late in the first half at Wembley after the right-back had two crunching collisions with Juventus defender Alex Sandro.

Trippier had set up the opening goal for the hosts, attacking with verve down the flank.

The 24-year-old is predominantly a left winger but he's capable of playing centrally if needed so he'd offer Pochettino plenty of options if he was to agree a move to White Hart Lane this summer.

Despite being more likely to outright win the Premier League over their north London rivals and the Merseyside club, Spurs still sit behind favourites Man City who are at 7/4, and Chelsea and Manchester United who are both rated closely behind Guardiola's side at 7/2.

Trippier, who left the stadium supported by crutches and wearing a protective boot, was withdrawn just before the break after two incidents involving the Brazil worldwide Alex Sandro in which he damaged his ankle.

"Now the feeling is good".

But he went down again five minutes before half-time and this time was forced to leave the pitch for good, with Kyle Walker-Peters, a 20-year-old with no Premier League experience, replacing him. "We hope that it is not a big issue", he told reporters.

"I can not guess [whether he will be fit for Newcastle] because we need to wait until Monday".

"We need to be more careful defensively and we have to work hard because the Italian League is always won by the team with the best defence". But that does not change our idea. They are looking for some reserve players really.

With a reported interest in Everton's wantaway playmaker Ross Barkley as well as Foyth, it is very possible that Spurs could make a move for someone before the transfer window slams shut at the end of August.

According to the latest SkyBet odds, Mauricio Pochettino's side now sit at 8/1 to reach the top of the table, while their two rivals trail behind at 10/1.

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