Tottenham Hotspur v Norwich City – Tottenham Hotspur Stadium – Premier League – Wednesday 7:30pm
Tottenham Hotspur v Norwich City – Preview:
Jose Mourinho remained coy as to whether he will use the January transfer window to bolster his sides flagging attack.
The injury to Harry Kane has hit the Lilywhites hard as the North Londoners have failed to score in four of their last six Premier League outings – most recently, a goalless encounter with Watford at Vicarage Road which left Mourinho’s side eight points adrift of the top four.
“If it’s possible yes if it’s not possible no,” the Portuguese chief said when asked about his transfer intentions.
“We all know we all want the best for the team, the best for the club. That is obvious. But we have to do things when it is possible to do, it is the right thing to do.
Mourinho continued: “This is not the last match of Tottenham’s history. Next Wednesday we have another one, next season we have many more.
“We have to be calm, be loyal to these boys, respecting everything they are trying to do. If it happens it happens, if it doesn’t happen it doesn’t happen. But good feelings, not a good result but good feelings with the boys.”
Spurs now face bottom of the table Norwich City on Wednesday evening – the Canaries having ended their recent nine-match winless sequence, beating AFC Bournemouth at Carrow Road on Saturday thanks to a first-half penalty from Teemu Pukki.
Boss, Daniel Farke, was pleased with the result, but refused to get carried away with his side still six points from safety: “We’re not over-excited, we know it’s only the first step and it will definitely be a long road to realise this miracle, but it was a good first step and hopefully we can go on,” the German told www.canaries .co.uk.
Tottenham Hotspur v Norwich City – Head to head:
Tottenham Hotspur won: 31
Norwich City won: 23
Tottenham Hotspur v Norwich City – Last five meetings (all competitions):
September 14, 2013 – Premier League
Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 Norwich City
February 23, 2014 – Premier League
Norwich City 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur
December 26, 2015 – Premier League
Tottenham Hotspur 3-0 Norwich City
February 2, 2016 – Premier League
Norwich City 0-3 Tottenham Hotspur
December 28, 2019 – Premier League
Norwich City 2-2 Tottenham Hotspur
Jeevesie’s prediction: Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 Norwich City