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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

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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LESS PRESSURE AT SPURS

Jose Mourinho reckons the Spurs never find themselves under as much of pressure as the other big sides in England do and that helps them.

Tottenham will face Chelsea the coming weekend in the Premier League. White Hart Lane, where the game is going to be played, has never been a happy hunting ground for Chelsea. They have managed to have just one win under their belt in the 10 appearances that they have made there.

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Thierry Henry believes that Arsenal lost a great opportunity

Thierry Henry believes that Arsenal lost a great opportunity to replace Manchester City as the Premier League leaders after the 1-1 draw with Tottenham at the Emirates stadium.

Since this was a home match for the gunners, they were fully expected to get a victory. Arsenal have always had the upper hand over Spurs when it comes to games at the Emirates stadium. There have been only a couple of occasions when Tottenham have returned to North London with something to show for their efforts.

Even though Mauricio Pochettino’s well drilled team are challenging for a top four place, this was seen as a good opportunity for three points. However, Arsenal were lucky to come out with at least a draw. Tottenham took the lead early in the match through Harry Kane and almost managed to maintain this advantage till the final whistle. Arsenal could have lost the game had it not been for the late equaliser from Kieran Gibbs. Henry believes that the game was lost in the first half when Arsenal allowed Tottenham to dictate the game too much. The former Arsenal striker believes that the home team should have taken the game to the opposition rather than the other way round. Continue reading

Spurs Focussed on Europa League

Although the listless defeat suffered from Stoke City, the Spurs are still focused on securing their place in the Europa League, head coach Mauricio Roberto Pochettino Trossero told the press yesterday.

“I think it is good for the club to achieve the Europa League and this is what we are going to try. It is difficult now, but we need to do the last two weeks and to try to win the first game on Saturday with Hull City,” Pochettino told The Guardian. Continue reading

Mauricio Pochettino has admitted that Spurs could be changing a lot of aspects

Mauricio Pochettino has admitted that Spurs could be changing a lot of aspects about their squad next season in order to start challenging for the top four place.

Their Champions League aspirations wilted this season after a 1-0 defeat against relegation threatened Aston Villa. Tottenham looked short of ideas as they failed to beat Tim Sherwood’s team who are playing with only 10 men for most of the match. Christian Benteke scored the only goal of the game to put an end to Tottenham’s aspirations of a top four finish. The club’s current position is likely to see them return to the Europa League next season.

After making substantial changes last summer, Pochettino has not ruled out doing the same in the upcoming transfer window. He says that the difficulty of playing in the Europa League cannot be stressed, as Spurs have to deal with Thursday and Sunday matches for much of the campaign. He has not ruled out the possibility of going for an even bigger squad in order to cope with the demands of the Europa League, but there are indications that he could go for a different squad as well. This has raised concerns about the futures of players like Mousa Dembele and Emmanuel Adebayor. Continue reading

Tottenham Hotspur seems to go major changes

The start of the season of Tottenham Hotspur leaves more to be desired and major changes are expected to be done in the squad of Mauricio Pochettino in the January transfer window with hopes that the arrival of new players can help solve some of the problems that the Premier League club has been experiencing recently.

 

Tottenham Hotspurs is rumored to be preparing an offer in the region of £20m in order to sign Jay Rodriguez from Southampton. Jay Rodriguez has just finished going through the final stages of his recovery from an injury he picked up which forced him to stay out of the playing grounds for around 6 months with a knee injury but Pochettino seems to be interested in working together once more with Jay Rodriguez.

 

Morgan Schneiderlin is another player who is in the radar of Pochettino and an offer is expected to be done in January when the transfer window re-opens. However, in order for the Argentine manager to launch any decent and good enough bids for his winter targets, a number of fringe players are set to be sacrificed.

 

Andros Townsend, Aaron Lennon, Roberto Soldado, Paulinho, MousaDembele and Kyle Naughton are the players that all signs are pointing towards as they could be sold or used as bait in order to attract the attention of the players that Pochettino wants to sign.

 

Mauricio Pochettino is not sure about the quality of some of his players and he is willing to allow some of them leave or simply sell them and bring in new performers to the team that already have demonstrated their abilities and quality in other teams.

 

Another player that is on the wish-list of Pochettino is the Colombian forward Teofilo Gutierrez who plays for River Plate. Pochettino has already displayed his desire in signing a number of attacking players as the manager believes that one of the main reasons on why the season of Tottenham Hotspurs has been so inconsistent is because of his squad not having enough firepower and now Pochettino is aiming to sign a few offensive players to solve this issue.

LIVERPOOL FOLLOW SPURS

Liverpool has taken a step forward in their plans of expanding the stadium after the proposal was approved by the committee – following in the footsteps of Spurs in upgrading their current stadium. This plan includes a huge regeneration project in the Anfield area with a deal between the Premier League club and the social landlord Your Housing Group.

The main stand and the road stand of the stadium is expected to be increased by a total of 13,000 seats and the Liverpool City Council’s planning committee agreed on allowing the proposal and project to kick-off. Continue reading

SPURS MISS OUT

Tottenham’s latest Premier League match saw them losing 1-0 against Arsenal and they now are 7 points behind the 4th place team Manchester City. It’s their 2nd consecutive defeat as they had already suffered a 4-0 defeat against Chelsea.

The head coach of the club, Tim Sherwood stated that in order for him to succeed with Tottenham, he is going to need time.

“The building process has to start in pre-season. Liverpool took a step back to move forwards. It requires patience, whether Spurs want to do that I don’t know. Whether they want me to be the person to do it remains to be seen.” Sherwood said.

Andre Villas-Boas was sacked from his coaching role of Tottenham and Tim Sherwood was appointed to replace him on December of 2013. He enjoyed a fairly successful start of his coaching career as he only lost 3 matches of his first 12 encounters but after losing against Arsenal, Norwich City and Chelsea they have dropped valuable points which have made them unable of climbing any higher in the Premier League.

Arsenal’s Tomas Rosicky scored the only goal of the match during their encounter against Tottenham as he found the back of the net as early as the 2nd minute and Tim Sherwood’s men tried to get back in the game with Adebayor being the main danger man of Tottenham but they just couldn’t find the equalizer.

When the match concluded, Sherwood stated that Tottenham outplayed Arsenal but failed on actually scoring.

“We were better than them. I thought we played well; we created chances, played on the front foot and defended together. I think the result for Arsenal is going to paper over a lot of cracks. They were outplayed today and they’ve got to admit that. We’ve outplayed Arsenal and they’re title contenders.” Sherwood said.

SPURS WORKS

Tim Sherwood’s appointment role as the head coach of Tottenham appears to be a good one for the club as they claimed another victory in the Premier League, this time against Crystal Palace with a comfortable 2-0 triumph.

The new coach of Tottenham faces tough weeks ahead of him as the transfer window is opened and with their biggest rivals being active, signing new players it’s a great chance for Sherwood to boost the squad and keep them fighting at the top spots of the Premier League.

Tottenham’s Lewish Holtby has hinted out a possible return to the Bundesliga as he does not fit in the plans of Tim Sherwood and the former player of Schalke could be seeing his way back to the club where he played in some time ago.

Etienne Capoue is a target of Napoli as the Italian club wants to sign him on a loan deal and the transfer has a big chance on happening considering the fact that Sherwood prefers using Nabil Bentaleb instead of Capoue.

The right-back of Tottenham, Kyle Walker is another player that might be seeing his way out of the Premier League as he has attracted the eyes of Paris Saint-Germain and even though his contract expires in 2019, if the price is right they will be willing to release him from the club on a buyout clause.

If Aston Villa offer €3 million for the full-back Kyle Naughton of Tottenham, Tim Sherwood will allow the defender on making a switch to Villa. Kyle Walker picked up an injury during Tottenham’s match against Crystal Palace and Naughton replaced him who made a fairly impressive performance at the back of the squad, in the defensive area of the team.