Spurs v Liverpool - Mauricio's preview
Fri 14 September 2018, 16:45|Tottenham Hotspur
It's an old cliché but rings true as we prepare to face Liverpool on Saturday - we’re looking to bounce back.
Our fine start to the season was dented with defeat at Watford last time out and players and management alike then had the less-than-ideal scenario of an international break - a defeat, and time to stew on it.
Liverpool, meanwhile, have started with four wins in four against West Ham, Brighton, Palace and Leicester.
Needless to say, it’s a huge game kicking-off at 12.30pm at Wembley.
"It’s always important after a not so good performance to have a good performance and a good result is always important to keep our position in the table," said Mauricio.
"In the end, football is about winning and performing in the way you want to perform. Every game is a challenge to try to do your best and try to win."
Mauricio on team news...
"Dele suffered a small injury in the (England) game against Spain and will miss the game. We have to assess everyone and then take a decision to pick the best team to play against Liverpool."
Mauricio on Liverpool...
"They’ve signed very good players, kept their best players in the squad and, of course, Liverpool are one of the contenders for the title. They are a very good team, very good players with a great manager and they are going to be a tough opponent."
Will last season’s 4-1 win at Wembley matter come Saturday?
Mauricio: "Every season is different and every game is completely different. That was a very good performance from us but Saturday will be completely different. I hope we can perform in a similar way but it’s always about knowing that we are going to be different and we need to deserve to win in the end, like we did in that game."
More on Liverpool…
Preview from the Press Box with Phil McNulty, BBC Sport