By Tottenham correspondent Tony Hughes

Michael Owen has described Tottenham as a club “going places” after spending the day at their training headquarters.

The former England striker was hugely impressed by the club’s set-up at their state-of-the-art Enfield base after seeing it for the first time.

He was invited to Spurs’ training ground, where he also spent a few hours with manager Mauricio Pochettino, as part of BT Sport’s preview for Saturday’s north London derby against Arsenal.

“I knew Spurs were a club going places but today was an eye opener,” Owen tweeted afterwards. “Great set of lads, amazing facilities and a hugely impressive manager”.

Spurs go into Saturday’s clash at White Hart Lane three points ahead of their bitter rivals after both sides lost on Wednesday night.

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Tottenham’s 1-0 defeat at West Ham was only their fourth Premier League defeat of the season but they are only three points adrift of leaders Leicester and will go top, perhaps only temporarily, if they are victorious in the lunchtime kick-off.