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Spurs boss Sherwood explains returning to touchline

Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood says he'll be on the touchline tonight against Sunderland.

Following a touchline row with Benfica coach Jorge Jesus, the Spurs boss has preferred to watch matches from the stands, claiming it is for the good of the team.

But he said: "I'll be on the touchline on Monday - I'll be knocking out as many people as I can.

"I've had a lot of time to prepare this week. If they don't know what it's all about this week, then they ain't going to know.

"When you're playing against Liverpool and teams like that, I feel there was a technical mismatch between the two teams.

"We have to try to worry about them and they might need some adjusting during the game - they certainly did after 20 minutes.

"There was nothing we could do to turn it around, unfortunately.

"I can learn more about my players sitting up top for the future than going down there to the touchline.

"I would've had to have no effect on that game. Against teams we've got left to play, the players know the script now."

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