Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho admits that his club are still far behind the likes of Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City and Chelsea as they look to end their four-year wait for the Premier League crown.
The Special One insists that the Red Devils have been left behind in the ‘evolution of football’ following the club’s average run under former boss Louis van Gaal.
United have spent more than £100m on Romelu Lukaku and Victor Lindelof this summer, but he insists that they are not favourites for the English title considering the transfer activity of Manchester City, who have spent more than double the figure. Meanwhile, the Portuguese manager already had a special praise for Tottenham Hotspur, who have not spent a penny during this summer’s transfer window.
Spurs have made a good profit of £50m from the sale of Kyle Walker to City, but Mauricio Pochettino is content with the options at hand ahead of the new season. Mourinho is undoubtedly envious about the players present at the north London club after he named a few including Dele Alli, Harry Kane and Eric Dier, who remain pivotal to Spurs’ success for the upcoming campaign. Continue reading
Kieran Trippier has inked a long-term deal with Tottenham Hotspur to keep him at the club until the summer of 2022. The 26-year-old become the first-choice right wing-back for Spurs in the backend of last season, and he has now been rewarded for his efforts.
Trippier joined the north London giants from Burnley in the summer of 2015, and he was originally seen as a backup option to Kyle Walker, who was a favourite among the Spurs faithful. However, the one-time England international took the chance at his disposal and eventually ousted Walker from his position of comfort. Continue reading
England’s latest 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification campaign saw them having to settle with a 2-2 draw against Scotland as both national sides faced off on June 10 of 2017. This result solidifies England for the top position of group F from the UEFA section of the qualification stages.
Out of the 6 qualifying matches that England has played so far, they have won 4 and drawn 2 which has allowed them to snatch 14 points and are above everyone else from that group but Slovakia and Slovenia are following England closely behind with 12 and 11 points earned respectively so far. Continue reading
Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly keen on securing the signature of Everton midfielder Ross Barkley in the summer, but will not bow down to the Toffees’ current valuation.
The Merseyside outfit are said to demand £50m for the England international, who has just a year left on his existing deal. Barkley has followed the suit of fellow teammate Romelu Lukaku to snub a fresh contract at Goodison, and Koeman has previously hinted that the player could be sold during the summer transfer window. Continue reading
Tottenham Hotspur appear to have found a suitable buyer for Moussa Sissoko as they plan to offload him from their ranks during the summer transfer window.
The France international was a hurried buy for Spurs last summer as they hijacked a £30m deal for Everton to sign him on deadline day. On the back of an impressive Euro 2016, Sissoko would have been the perfect dream signing for the north London club, but the player simply failed to showcase his qualities following his switch from Newcastle United.
Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino has barely put a foot wrong during his managerial reign at Old Trafford, but Sissoko has emerged as a dreadful signing under all conditions after he failed to find the net in 33 outings across all competitions. Many would argue that the Frenchman was not offered ample opportunities on his preferred right wing position, but he still failed to replicate his form whenever offered a place in the starting lineup.
French publication L’Equipe suggests that Sissoko could be offered an escape route to his home nation where he made his name with Toulouse. Marseille have expressed their desire to return to the top with big name signings in the form Dimitri Payet and Patrice Evra last winter, and the club are keen to further strengthen the squad with a host of Premier League-based players. Continue reading
Chelsea finally clinched the EPL title for the second time in the last three seasons courtesy of a one-nil will over West Brom at the Hawthorns on Friday night.
Tottenham’s loss to West Ham last week gave The Blues
the chance to celebrate earlier than expected given the former’s recent run of form that saw them win 9 straight EPL matches before their trip to West London.
The two clubs have by far risen above the collective mediocrity of last season put on by supposed title challengers which helped carve Leicester’s path to thesilverware just after fighting to avoid relegation the previous season.
The run in to the final matches of this season have seen the pressure to clinch the trophy turn on the managers. The closest of which saw Conte opining that spurs have more “advantage” to win the title given that the side is filled with youth and chemistry as a result of Pochettino’s three year stay so far at the club.
The Argentine wasted no time in reminding Conte that going by year count then Wenger ought to be winning the league every season since the French man has spent over two decades at North London Continue reading
Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino has rejected claims that he is looking to leave the club at the end of the season to a bigger club.
The former Espanyol and Southampton manager has been a major factor behind Spurs becoming a regular title challenger. Since coming to the club in 2014, he has managed to transform the fortunes of the North London outfit on a relatively shoestring budget. This season, they have failed to get success in the title race once again, but it is seen as an improvement for the club to finish second after having come third last season.
The impressive performances of Mauricio Pochettino has not gone unnoticed with a number of top clubs reportedly taking interest in the manager. There have been reports about the South American having a release clause in his contract. Since there have been rumours about Antonio Conte potentially leaving Chelsea at the end of the season, Pochettino has been touted as a replacement. Continue reading
When it comes to spending huge amounts of money in the Premier League, the clubs that have traditionally offloaded more cash in signing their respective targets have been: Chelsea and Manchester City.
Chelsea spent £112 million during the 2016-17 summer transfer window as they secured the services of: David Luiz, N’ GoloKante, Marcos Alonso and MichyBatshuayi. Manchester City dished out even more as their expenditures reached £180 million after signing: John Stones, Leroy Sane, IIkayGundogan, Nolito and Claudio Bravo just to name a few of the more renowned players.
Tottenham Hotspur on the other hand is not a club that is so known for investing as much money in comparison to the previously mentioned squads but Tottenham has still managed to stay for the majority of the season in the 2nd position which is amazing for a team that has been so financially reserved. Continue reading
Tottenham Hotspurs manager Mauricio Pochettino said that he is proud of his players at the moment.
He believes that they are giving their best on the pitch and that he could not ask for more.
He said that they will keep pushing Chelsea until the end of the season and will take their chances if ever the leader drops some points in the future.
The manager said that each player is committed to the team and that they all want to win the title.
Mauricio Pochettino said that team had not been affected by the absence of Harry Kane as other players such as Son has risen to the occasion and help the team win important points in the title race.
The Spurs manager said that the objective of the team is to finish as high as they can in the table. He said that they could have been closer to the top if the team did not make a slow start to the season. However, they recovered magnificently to end up where they are in the title race. Continue reading
Mauricio Pochettino says that Tottenham’s 3-2 win over Everton during the weekend shows that the club are still capable of challenging with Chelsea for the Premier League title.
The result helped Tottenham close gap down to just seven points, although Chelsea play later on Monday night when they travel to West Ham United. Spurs were seen as realistic title contenders at the start of January, but they have fallen off the pace with some poor results in the away games. Draws against the likes of Sunderland and a recent defeat against Liverpool has left the club 10 points behind Chelsea.
In the past, Tottenham would have accepted the situation and would have this team before a top four finish, which would have provided them with Champions League football. A sign of the incredible progress made by the club is Pochettino refusing to give up on the league title after the win over Everton. Continue reading