Tottenham look to add firepower

Despite eventually finishing in third place in last season’s Premier League, having pushed for a shot at the title until the final weeks of the campaign, Tottenham players and supporters alike will look forward to next season with a renewed sense of optimism.

With manager Mauricio Pochettino having fully committed his future to the White Hart Lane based Club, plans are in place as to how best combat the addition task of Champions League football, as well as once again mounting a Premier League challenge. Continue reading

SOUTHAMPTON PLAN TO TIE DOWN LONG

English Premier League club Southampton FC plan to tie down Shane Long with a new contract. Long has received a lot of interests from other Premier League sides including Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspurs. Mauricio Pochettino is reported to be keen on acquiring the Saints’ player this summer, but The Saints want the player for keeps.

The club is reported to have already tied down other top talents as they also try to convince the head coach Ronald Koeman to remain with them going into next season. Continue reading

Mauricio Pochettino has attracted the attention of other clubs

Mauricio Pochettino has led Tottenham Hotspur to what has been a memorable season for the English club as they have only lost 4 league matches from their 34 opening games of the campaign and won 19 matches, the only other club in the Premier League that has won more games is Leicester City.

All the top European leagues are reaching their last few weeks and there are a few clubs that are interested in having a switch of managers, one of these clubs is Manchester United. Continue reading

INJURY CRISIS ROCKS TOTTENHAM AHEAD OF LIVERPOOL ENCOUNTER

Tottenham Hotspurs, currently second in the English Premier League (EPL) are set to have a face-off with the Never Walk Alone crooners, Liverpool. However, the spurs have an injury crisis on their hands. With 61 points from 31 games, the Mauricio Pochettino-led team has done an impressive job and is set to finish in the top four this season.

The match against Liverpool at Anfield is a tricky one that could define their EPL title hopes. Leicester city with 66 points from same 31 games lead Tottenham with just five points and 7 games left. The next three games would be crucial in helping either team retain the resolve till the end. Hence, the current injury crisis is a big deal for the Yids.

According to reports from FootBall Insiders, prolific spurs centre-back Toby Alderweireld has been ruled out to the sidelines after he pulled out of a Belgium game in the international break against Portugal. He joins the gradually growing list of injured players Spurs are contending with at the moment.

Jan Vertonghen and Cameron Carter-Vickers are also out injured. Vertoghen picked up his knee ligament injury around late January while in action against crystal palace. The 28 year old player was hoping to return on the Liverpool match. He has been replaced so far by prolific talent Kevin Wimmer. Wimmer combined well with the recently injured Alderweireld to maintain a solid defense for Spurs.

Tottenham still awaits Alderweireld’s return as the set-back would leave the team without any of their first team centre-backs. This might not augur well when facing a compact strike force as present in Liverpool, especially with the season gradually coming to an end and teams trying to get any points possible. Continue reading

Spurs facing a summer balancing act

Mauricio Pochettino enjoyed a promising start to his first season in charge at Tottenham but a fifth placed league finish and an appearance in the Capital One Cup Final did little to convince the more cynical sections of the Spurs faithful.

In fact, some were concerned that the Argentinian would suffer the same ‘Second Season Syndrome’ that saw Andre Villas-Boas fall away and lose his job after a strong opening campaign. Continue reading

Mauricio Pochettino branded the 3-0 win for Tottenham against Bournemouth

Mauricio Pochettino branded the 3-0 win for Tottenham against Bournemouth as a complete performance from his players. Any nervousness ahead of the game was quickly put aside thanks to an early goal from Harry Kane.

The striker has rediscovered his scoring touch in the second half of the campaign. He took his season’s tally to 23 goals with this opening effort inside a minute. This completely destroyed any game plan that Bournemouth had to stop the title chasing outfit. The game was made a relatively safe with Kane doubling his tally inside the 20th minute.
Three points were then confirmed with Christian Eriksen scoring a goal just after half-time. These points were off great importance to Tottenham since it keeps them in touching distance of table leaders Leicester. Claudio Ranieri’s team had managed a narrow 1-0 win against Crystal Palace away from home. Hence, Tottenham had no other option but to at least match their rival’s result in order to stay in the race for the title. Arsenal also won their game against Everton on Saturday to close the gap on Tottenham. Pochettino claims that Spurs have been showing more maturity in recent weeks and the performance against Bournemouth is a testament of this fact.

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Kane ready for the big stage

Harry Kane’s brilliant goal for England against Germany didn’t come as any surprise to those Tottenham fans who have watched him score 55 goals and counting over the past two seasons.

While followers of English football are well aware of the 22-year-old’s ability, the international scene is only now beginning to sit up and take notice of the striker. This is especially the case for those teams who are preparing to face Roy Hodgson’s men in the summer. With the European Championship just around the corner, England fans will be desperate to see Kane get through the rest of the Premier League season without picking up an injury. Continue reading

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino claims that the club’s former star Gareth Bale could return

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino claims that the club’s former star Gareth Bale could return to White Hart Lane if favourable conditions persist.

Bale became the world’s most expensive player after his £ 85 million move from Tottenham to Real Madrid. He has since been able to lift several trophies including the Champions League, but there has always been in doubt surrounding him. This is down to the domination of Cristiano Ronaldo over every other player in the squad. The Portuguese superstar was expected to be sold, but he has become far more important as the years have progressed.

Bale continues to be ranked as one of the key players, but his importance has certainly diminished in the last few months. Rafa Benitez was a manager who saw Bale as a key ingredient in the team, but he has just been sacked. Zinedine Zidane has been appointed in his place. The Real Madrid legend is expected to tilt in favour of Ronaldo rather than Bale. This has once again started rumours about a potential return to the Premier League for the Welsh superstar. If Bale is set for a return to UK, then Spurs will be one of the teams interested in signing him according to their manager Pochettino. Continue reading

Dele Alli set for greatness

At the age of 19, Tottenham’s Dele Alli is midway through his opening season in the Premier League where he has been a key part of Mauricio Pochettino’s success in the campaign so far.

Alli was signed from Milton Keynes Dons back in January 2015 for a fee in the region of £5million. There were a number of clubs in the Premier League all monitoring his services but it was Spurs who acted first and persuaded the youngster to join the Lilywhites.

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Tottenham brought an end to their winless run of three matches in the Premier league with a 2-0 success over Southampton this weekend

Tottenham brought an end to their winless run of three matches in the Premier league with a 2-0 success over Southampton this weekend.

There were several reasons for manager Mauricio Pochettino to celebrate this victory. Not only this win earned the club three points, but it also elevated them back into the top four ahead of Manchester United. Tottenham have had the target of finishing in the top four for quite a while, but the poor form of the last few weeks was threatening to destroy their hopes for yet another campaign. The poor form started with the draw against Chelsea.

Spurs then suffered a shock 1-1 draw against West Brom away from home while an even bigger disappointment in the form of a home loss against league strugglers Newcastle United came their way. Luckily, main rivals like Manchester City and Manchester United were unable to take advantage of this poor form since they were also dropping points in their games. Spurs, though, have managed to take advantage of the situation by getting a clean sheet and a win against Southampton. Striker Harry Kane scored his first league goals in almost a month to help Spurs get this win. Dele Alli scored the other goal just after three minutes. Continue reading