Tottenham expected to make this defensive change vs Swansea

Mauricio Pochettino Manager of Tottenham Hotspur speaks during a Tottenham Hotspur press conference ahead of their UEFA Champions League Group H match against Borussia Dortmund

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"The reality is that we dropped a lot of points after three games but I am not anxious". [We had] some hairy moments, they [Spurs] came close on a couple of occasions.

With Alli absent, Kane will be expected to deliver and, in fairness, his record in an admittedly limited Champions League career is a good one.

Victor Wanyama, Danny Rose and Eric Lamela are still sidelined with injury, while Nkouduo's inclusion in the squad is doubtful due to a foot injury.

The Wembley jinx was finally broken with their 3-1 win against Dortmund, and Mauricio Pochettino being the canny operator that he is, will take tremendous confidence from that win.

He has been involved in a number of ugly incidents in recent times; including past year when he was banned for three games after punching Claudio Yacob in an off-the-ball incident against West Brom.

The 24-year-old, who said he wants to win the Ballon d'Or, has not won a trophy in three full seasons at Spurs.

This match pits the team with the most shots this season (Spurs, 79), versus the team to have attempted the fewest (Swansea, 26).

Dele Alli of Tottenham Hotspur reacts during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Swansea City at Wembley Stadium
Dele Alli of Tottenham Hotspur looks dejected against Swansea

Not for the first time, Tottenham dominated but couldn't produce the clinical edge that saw it win 18 of its 19 Premier League home games last season.

Dele Alli returns to the Spurs starting XI after missing his side's midweek triumph while Kieran Trippier also reclaims his place ahead of Serge Aurier at right-back.

"Later, he was manager of Espanyol and I was an Athletic player, and we competed against each other various other times".

"We need players with that motivation", said the Argentine.

Both of his objectives versus Dortmund were top quality, showcasing not only his callous capacity to complete chances however additionally his decision and also capacity to fashion possibilities for himself.

Having lost their last Premier League tie after being edged out 1-0 at home by Newcastle United last weekend, Clement has faith his side can go to Wembley and come home with all three points.

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