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Walker expects ´difficult´ Southampton test

21 December 2013 13:38

Tottenham full-back Kyle Walker is anticipating a "difficult" test against Southampton on Sunday.

Spurs travel to St Mary's Stadium for their first league match since the departure of manager Andre Villas-Boas, with caretaker boss Tim Sherwood having suffered a League Cup loss to West Ham in his maiden game at the helm.

The London club are seventh in the Premier League but the 5-0 loss to Liverpool, which ultimately cost Villas-Boas his job, cast serious doubt over their top-four hopes.

Victory over Mauricio Pochettino's men would give Tottenham a boost ahead of a busy end-of-year schedule but Walker, who was named captain against West Ham, knows it is a tough ask.

"It will be difficult," he told the club's official website.

"Southampton have a lot of quality players and a few have been called into the England squad.

"It will be tough but if we play like we did in the first hour against West Ham, with the same enthusiasm and desire, getting the ball in the box and getting shots off, why can't we go there and win?

"I remember last year we went on a good run at Christmas, so why not do the same this Christmas?

"As I said, Southampton will be difficult opponents but if we play like we did for the first hour against West Ham, we can get a positive result."

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Competition
Premier League
Date
22 December 2013
Game week
17
Kick-off
14:30
Half-time
1 - 1
Full-time
2 - 3

Goals

A. Lallana 13'
(assist by D. Fox) 
1 - 0
1 - 1
25' E. Adebayor
 (assist by Soldado)
1 - 2
54' J. Hooiveld (OG)
R. Lambert 59'
(assist by A. Lallana) 
2 - 2
2 - 3
64' E. Adebayor
 (assist by N. Chadli)

Lineups

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
16 67'
10
40
3
6
38
41
# Player Bookings
42
21
18
14
15
24
43

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 35 +52 80
2 35 +41 75
3 34 +56 74
4 35 +21 70
5 35 +23 69
6 35 +2 63
7 34 +16 57
8 35 +5 49
9 35 -15 46
10 35 -10 44
11 35 -13 43
12 35 -10 37
13 35 -4 36
14 34 -9 36
15 34 -14 35
16 34 -13 33
17 35 -28 32
18 35 -34 30
19 35 -42 30
20 34 -24 29

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