Darren Bent believes that when the transfer window opens Barcelona will be interested in signing Tanguy Ndombele. The player was signed by Tottenham Hotspur for £63 million from Lyon in the last year. Even though being an exceptional player, he was unable to find his foot in the club. Bent believes that he isn’t comfortable in the club and that’s why is unable to find his footing in the team. He also thinks Barcelona will be a better place for him. The French footballer has played or Spurs in 27 games and has scored a couple of goals and four assists. He was taken by the club for a five-year contract.
He has been always one of the first options for the club but he hasn’t played up to his expectations. He has faced criticism from both the club and its supporters for his low contribution to the club. He has also been racked up by many injuries which have affected his game. Jose Mourinho criticised him publically after the game against Burnley which ended in a tie. He is expected to be more productive to the team according to Mourinho.
Former Premier League star Kevin Phillips has urged Tottenham Hotspur to land the signature of Willian on a free transfer in the summer. The Brazil international has been with Chelsea for the past six-and-a-half years but he appears likely to leave them on a free when his contract expires at the end of June.
The 31-year-old has been in discussions over a renewed deal with the west London side but so far, there has not been any progress with the Blues reluctant to meet his demands for a three-year contract. As a result, Willian has been fancied to make a move across London to either Tottenham or Arsenal and Phillips believes the former would suit the Brazilian.
Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has said that he would welcome a return to the Premier League with another outfit. The Argentine was sacked during the November international break with Spurs languishing in the bottom half of the standings and the club thereafter took the decision to appoint Jose Mourinho at the helm.
Under Mourinho, the north London side have moved from the 14th spot to fifth in the matter of a couple of months and they are currently within four points off the Champions League places. Speaking to Sky Sports News, Pochettino has now revealed that he would prefer a return to Premier League football but he is prepared to remain patient for the next job.
Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho has heaped praise on Dele Alli following another impressive Premier League performance. The England international has been Spurs’ standout player since the appointment of Mourinho at the helm last month and he came up with the crucial winner in the 2-1 win over Brighton & Hove Albion on Boxing Day.
The north London side had a goal chalked off for offside in the first half and they went into the break with a deficit after Adam Webster scored from a corner for Brighton. However, they managed to level the scores shortly after the interval through Harry Kane before Alli came up with a quick strike on goal from a Serge Aurier pass.
Manchester United defender Luke Shaw has said that teammate Daniel James is different from many young players in the Premier League, given his ability to dribble while moving at high speeds. The Wales international was largely an unknown to the United faithful during the summer transfer window after he made the move from the Championship side Swansea City.
Since then, the 21-year-old has made his mark with three league goals and he is currently regarded as one of the undisputed starters under manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Speaking on Sky Sports, Shaw raved about the pace attribute of the former Swans ace and said that it is difficult to counter him when he is dribbling with speed, he told: “He is unbelievably fast. It is quite scary at times in training. Some people don’t realise how quick he is until he has taken the ball and gone. It’s not just his pace, he’s good with the ball. He likes to run in behind but he can come short as well.”
Reputed football expert Duncan Castles has said that Mauricio Pochettino could be heading out of Tottenham Hotspur in the near future. The Argentine has come under immense pressure with the embarrassing defeats to Colchester United, Bayern Munich and Brighton & Hove Albion this term and there are claims that he could walk out of the club before the end of the campaign.
Speaking on The Transfer Window Podcast, Castles said that Pochettino has already made the decision to part ways with the north London giants and it is only a matter of time before that becomes a reality, he told: “The information I have from someone close to Pochettino is he has very much targeted a new job.
Hugo Lloris has dampened the spirits ahead of Tottenham’s Champions League group game against Olympiakos by claiming that the club are not built for success in this competition. Spurs have been able to mix with the heavyweights in the last five years after consistently qualifying for the competition’s group stages, which is financially well rewarding. It is extremely important for the team to reach this stage regularly so that they can compete with the likes of Manchester City and Liverpool. There are even teams that have achieved a far greater success in this competition and it will be very difficult for Spurs to straight away match them.
The club defied all odds to reach the final of the Champions League last season and narrowly missed out on the ultimate prize. It is a remarkable achievement from a team that first had a taste of this competition only in the 2010-11 season. Lloris, though, reckons that Spurs have the ability to shake away the demons of the past. After having played at Spurs for a number of years, Lloris is in a great position to judge the experience of the squad. He says that players like Harry Kane and Dele Alli have grown along with the club to put themselves in a great position to challenge for further honours.
England international Danny Rose has said that he has nothing to prove to anyone after re-establishing himself as a regular for club and country. The left-sided defender was left out of the pre-season tour of Asia this summer and reports thereafter emerged that he could head through the exit door at the earliest opportunity.
However, that was certainly not the case and he has now managed to redeem himself by starting the opening four league games for Spurs while reclaiming a starting role with the England national side. Speaking to reporters, Rose said that he does not need to prove himself at the present point of time and he has a manager, who trusts his abilities at the club level, he said: “I don’t need to prove myself to anybody. I have a manager at club level who knows me. You look at last season – I played in the quarter-final of the Champions League, I played in the semi-finals of Champions League, I played in the final. So I’ve got a manager there who believes in me.”
Former Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Paul Robinson has urged the north London side to part ways with Christian Eriksen. The Denmark international has less than 12 months remaining on his contract at Spurs and so far, the playmaker has shown no indication of penning a renewal with the Premier League giants.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Robinson said that the Dane has much made the mind up to pursue a fresh challenge elsewhere and Spurs should sanction his sale at the earliest possibility, he told: “I’d be surprised if they do keep hold of him due to the fact that he still hasn’t signed his contract that he has been offered.
Tottenham Hotspur have been the nearly men under manager Mauricio Pochettino since his arrival five seasons ago. The London club have the lowest budget among the top six but have been able to compete throughout the tenure of Pochettino.
Last season appeared to be the last straw for Pochettino after losing to Liverpool in the Champions League finals. However, the Argentine tactician stayed with the club, with the club rewarding his loyalty by backing him in the transfer window with big-money signings. Continue reading