Spurs, who will assess Son Heung-min after his midweek exertions on his first game back from global duty, will climb into second place and four points behind leaders Liverpool, albeit possibly temporarily if they win the lunchtime kick-off. I am going to watch only and accept the result. We are still there, we're going for it.
Newcastle beat Man City in midweek, and manager Rafa Benitez said: "I am happier now than one week ago. Why?"
Spurs face Newcastle at home on Saturday and have a chance to move into second place, at least temporarily, as City don't play until Sunday afternoon where they'll face Arsenal at the Etihad.
"I can not tell you if [Kane] is ahead of the schedule or not", Pochettino said.
Llorente laid the ball off to Son, who was delighted to see his low shot squirm under Dubravka's body for his 10th Premier League goal of the season.
'I have to give credit to my players for the great effort and the way they were fighting'.
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"We have to just focus on ourselves".
"Newcastle were a very well organised team who played deep and didn't give us much space, but I thought the positional game was good and we created some chances in the first half. We believe and we are there".
"I want to be clear with you and everyone, if you twist my answer like many times and manipulate my answer, sometimes you make me look "oh I'm so happy we didn't sign" and not win the Carabao Cup and FA Cup".
"Tomorrow, we will try to win the three points and the next the same and then we will see if we can win the Premier League".
'That is my decision - that he is going to be involved in the first team from today (Friday), and he is going to be like another player involved'.
"But of course I'm disappointed because we're in a very good position and maybe, with a little more help from some players, we can not put the excuse that we are not a real contender". You need to stick with your way and philosophy or strategy and try to win how your emotions are, but from the first to the end, we are here because it's about winning.