Moyes Tottenham Pre-Match Presser In Full

To start off with David Moyes was asked about team news…

Michail Antonio has a good chance for Sunday because he has had a few days training. We’re always careful with Mick because we want to make sure he’s right, but he was close for the last game. He’s been doing more work on the training pitch and we’ll know more tomorrow.

On Jarrod Bowen slotting in well up front on Monday night...
Part of your job as a coach is to find solutions within your squad. Jarrod played well there in midweek and he played at centre forward for Hull City as lot as well so it wasn’t new for him. You need that flexibility in the squad.

On the threat Tottenham will pose, despite their inconsistent form...
I don’t think I’ve ever doubted for a minute the attacking threat or qualities Spurs have. They are one of the top teams in the country and we know we’ll have a tough game on Sunday.

He looks back to that incredible 3-3 draw at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium earlier this season...
That fixture will always be a good memory for me. To come from 3-0 down with ten minutes to go against Tottenham takes some doing. I can’t remember doing that before as a manager, so it was a great achievement for the players. Sometimes you need a result like that to get momentum going and help your belief, and I’m sure we took a lot of belief from that one.

And now he's asked what victory on Sunday could do for his team...
It would be really significant if we could beat them because it would push us on in our position. We’re new kids on the block in this, so we’re trying to challenge and hang in there. We’re challenging in every game, we might not win every game, but we’re trying to make our mark in them and in most of the games we’ve had a chance.

Next comes a line on the benefit of having goals from unexpected sources against Sheffield United the other night...
Quite often you need people to get you goals when you least expect it. We needed goals from other areas, and Declan getting a goal from a penalty, Issa from a header and Ryan at the end was good. You need goals spread around the team, but we’d also like someone to get 15 too!

He also says there is still room for more improvement from his side over the last part of the season...
I think what I see from them every day is that we can get continue to better in every aspect. We’ve got room for that – with our shots on goal we need to get more on target and score more, and with every bit that we can move forward will help us. You also need good fortune in football and hopefully we can get a sprinkling of that in the future.

That's all from David Moyes. - Ed

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All this talk about Jane and Bale, but Son is thr guy we need to watch out for - the only Spurs player I would welcome into our squad with open arms, the quiet assassin, the workhard no nonsense chap underrated in the league

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At least there is no Mike Dean to officiate. Without disappointing he once again dished out a red card to one one Allardyce's West Bromwich player. For once a correct decision, although I disagree with that rule where an offence can take place near the centre line has to be judged as a potential goal scoring decision.

Yes Son somehow finds a way to score from some half chances. This is where Dawson should own him. No doubt Coufal will be there to help out. That is why I think that Moyes will start Fredricks over Bowen to cover for Coufal when he plays high up. Cresswell would require Johnson's efforts on the left side. That will mean if Antonio starts with Lingard then, Benrahma, Fornals, Bowen and Lanzini will be on the substitutes bench. Interesting to see how Moyes will line up. Of course if Antonio is a substitute just as a precaution then Bowen could be the centre forward.

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