Kevin Wimmer identifies the turning point in Tottenham season
By Dominic Toner
Tottenham defender Kevin Wimmer believes Sunday’s draw against Arsenal could be a turning point.
Spurs maintained their unbeaten Premier League start with a 1-1 draw against their north London rivals, who are on their own 16-game unbeaten run in all competitions.
Wimmer, 23, scored an own goal against Arsenal but Harry Kane netted an equaliser from the penalty spot.
The Austrian defender feels that Spurs have turned a corner and can improve after the international break.
“We obviously got the draw, but we now have some time until the next game and I think we’ve turned the corner,” Wimmer said, as quoted by the club’s official website. “We’re moving in the right direction and everyone believes we can continue to improve.
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‘Now we have some time while the internationals are on, then we’ll do everything to get the three points against West Ham.”
Wimmer was drafted into the team by manager Mauricio Pochettino for his first Premier League appearance this season against Arsenal.
Jan Vertognhen and Toby Alderweireld are regarded as the first-choice centre-backs, but the latter has been been absent through injury.
Spurs have endured a solid start to the season and are the only unbeaten side in the league.
The north London club have struggled in their Champions League campaign and are in risk of missing out on the knockout rounds.
Pochettino’s side have drawn four consecutive league games and slipped down to fifth-placed in the table, currently five points behind table toppers Liverpool.
They face London rivals West Ham and Chelsea in the league after the international break and will be hoping to cash in on a solid start.
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