Ben Pearce, Spurs reporter for Ham & High newspaper and several other publications, joins host Tom Bowles and resident tipster Alan Alger in the studio to discuss:

  • Why Mauricio Pochettino was wrong to prioritise the north London derby over the Champions League.
  • His fears that Tottenham's players have got "too carried away with their own hype".
  • His surprise at Spurs not taking advantage of the big Wembley pitch against Leverkusen.
  • The reasons for their six-game winless run, including what they are lacking.
  • Why he doesn't think Vincent Janssen is the new Roberto Soldado.
  • The pressure that will be on Harry Kane as soon as he returns to full fitness.
  • Whether Tottenham are still capable of mounting a Premier League title challenge.
  • The best player he has seen at White Harte Lane since he started covering the club in 2008.
  • How he has been able to source stories that the club's supporters care about.
  • What it is like to cover a Pochettino press conference, including the self-consciousness the manager sometimes feels on camera.
  • Why the Champions League encounter against Monaco provided one of the most satisfying moments of his career so far. 

Alan, meanwhile, attempts to arrest his losing run in both the Wise Al predictions and charity bet of the weekend.

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