North London giants Tottenham Hotspur were able to boost their Champions League hopes with the impressive away win over Aston Villa at Villa Park on Sunday night. Ahead of the Villa game, pressure was mounting on Tottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho after his team were knocked out of the UEFA Europa League in a disappointing manner. Spurs had won the first leg 2-0 at home to Dinamo Zagreb of Croatia in their Europa League last 16 tie before the Croatians produced a monumental performance to ensure they seal a quarterfinal spot ahead of Tottenham Hotspur via a 3-2 win. Dinamo Zagreb beat Spurs 3-0 at the end of extra time to ensure that the comeback was complete in the tie. Mislav Orsic was the main man for Dinamo Zagreb against Tottenham Hotspur as he netted all the three goals in that second leg. Orsic scored twice in regulation time before netting the crucial third goal in extra time.
Tottenham Hotspur have moved a step closer to the round of 16 in the Europa League after the big win over their hosts, Wolfsberger AC of Austria. The two teams met in Budapest, the Hungary capital for the first leg of their round of 32 clash. Tottenham Hotspur benefited from an excellent first half showing to take a giant step towards securing a place in the last 16 of the competition.
Spurs were able to achieve the result without their talisman Harry Kane, who missed the game despite being fit. The England international skipper was rested for the game, which ended in a 4-1 win for his team. In the absence of Harry Kane, Son Heung-Min and Gareth Bale took centre stage for Tottenham Hotspur.South Korean national team skipper Son Heung-Min led the line for Spurs in the absence of Harry Kane, while Gareth Bale was given a rare start in the Spurs shirt this year and he made the most of the opportunity given to him with a goal and an assist.
Tottenham Hotspur have finally mentioned the amount it would cost any club looking at the possibility of signing Dele Alli any moment from now. The midfielder is no longer considered to be in manager José Mourinho's plans after falling out completely with the Portuguese boss at the club.
The player, who was yet again left out of the squad that played Sheffield United in the Premier League clash on Sunday has been heavily linked with a move to French giants Paris Saint-Germain all window but Spurs have stopped him from swapping England for France this January so far.
Manchester United legend Gary Neville believes that Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea are title challengers in the Premier League. According to the former England national team right-back, the London duo of Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea will challenge holders Liverpool for the Premier League title this season.
Tottenham Hotspur has been looking forward to signing the Flamengo player Gerson and has been ready to offer £16 million as the transfer fee. But as per the reports, the club has declined their offer as they don’t have intention on selling him to the Premier League club. The Spurs have been constant contact with the club but they have disagreed.
Raheem Sterling in a recent interview to BBC stated that Liverpool has offered a new contract of £100,000. Even after the controversy during the 2015 transfer window, the new offer shows Reds are interested in taking him back. The Englishman is expected to be a key figure at the upcoming 2022 World Cup.
The 25-year-old is not concerned with the money but for the trophies. In his time with City, he has won three League cups and a couple of both Premier League and FA cups.
With Jose Mourinho now at Tottenham Hotspurs, there has been some air of difficulties for the former Chelsea’s boss. Shaun Wright- Phillips made some revelations as regards his former boss basing majorly on how Mourinho had managed him then when he was still bossing Chelsea. He mentioned the manager having pre-meditations when he was at Chelsea but due to the play power he was facing at Tottenham, there has been a lot of change.
Chelsea shot stopper Willy Caballero says that the Blues need a win against Tottenham Hotspur when they meet on Sunday. He said Frank Lampard will have no issues facing his former boss who is now at the helm at Spurs when they play visitors on Sunday evening.
After four losses in the last five games, Lampard and his boys need the boost aside the perks of edging a Top Six rival. The fan base were angered with the home losses to West Ham and Bournemouth, especially when it seemed the team had found its balance.
Tottenham defeat to Liverpool last Sunday came after a valiant effort from the North London side but ultimately their flaws were made to bare in yet another defeat. This is turning to a nightmare season for the North London club who appear to have no reprieve this season.
Claims have been made by Jamie O’Hara that a wrong decision was taken by Tottenham to sell Kieran Trippier. Jamie O’Hara is the former midfielder from Tottenham Hotspur. He said it is important for them to transfer him in the upcoming transfer window in January. Trippier joined Atletico Madrid in July after leaving Tottenham. He joined initially for a fee that amounted to £20million.
The manager for Tottenham Hotspur, Mauricio Pochettino is left with two recognized players in his squad, Serge Aurier, and Kyle Walker-Peters. They play in the right-back position for the team. But, according to O’Hara, they are not adequate replacements for Trippier, the England international. He said this year’s results of Tottenham have made it clear that they can lead the games if they make the 29-year-old play for the team’s defense. They have got a lead by two goals on several occasions when he has played for defense.