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.
Mauricio Pochettino reckons that it’s quite hard for the players to walk into a club in the middle of the season and get going straightaway. Every club has different culture, different style of play, the teams have different formations. So the players gradually understand it with time and then ease into playing and performing for the club. It happens over time and not straightaway.
That’s why it’s always good that you make your signings in the summer rather than winter because if you buy someone in summer, the player gets that time during the pre-season to settle within the group and adapt himself to the club’s brand of Football. When he comes in winter, he doesn’t have that time.
Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce has warned Tottenham Hotspur that they may not be able to sign Jack Grealish for a knockdown price this summer. Earlier last month, Bruce admitted that the Villains may have to offload some of main players after having entered into a transfer embargo, but the club have since managed to find a breakthrough with the change in ownership.
As a result, the west Midlands outfit are in a much better position financially and Bruce has now warned Spurs that Grealish won’t come on the cheap, he said: “I don’t want to lose Jack and neither do the owners. We don’t want to lose our best players but it’s football and it might happen. The one thing we’re able to do is be in a much better bargaining position because now, if Spurs want to buy him, they will have to buy him at a premium that in the last few weeks they haven’t been able to get to.Take money out of it, we’re in the Championship and Tottenham are in the Champions League so I’m aware that there is a human involved and a football player.”
Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has said that his side deserved more during their double-legged Champions League round of 16 tie versus Juventus. The north London side entered the home leg following a 2-2 comeback draw at the Allianz Stadium, but they failed to make their dominance pay during the first period.
Tottenham midfielder Moussa Sissoko appeared to be on the verge of leaving the club in the summer, but he has ended up staying and has been a crucial part of the campaign.
The midfielder was brought in from Newcastle entered for a then-club record fee of £ 30 million. His signing on transfer deadline day was seen something of an urgency from the club in order to increase the squad strength, but it certainly did not work out as expected. Sissoko struggled throughout the campaign and was relegated to the position of being an impact substitute towards the end of the campaign.
There were a lot of transfer rumours linking him with a return to French Ligue 1 with a number of clubs showing interest – including Marseille. However, the midfielder decided to stay in North London despite this being a World Cup year. French national team boss Didier Deschamps is someone who tries to prefer players who play regularly for their club teams. Hence, it was a major gamble from Sissoko to remain at Tottenham.
Tottenham striker Harry Kane has lifted the lid on 'emotional' manager Mauricio Pochettino's methods: 'He's ruthless if you cross him'
In Mauricio Pochettino, Tottenham have a manager who is respectful to a fault but who can be ruthless if players refuse to do what is asked of them, according to Harry Kane.
Tottenham Hotspur is the only team in the Premier League that has not sustained any loss out of their 11 opening league matches that have been played so far in the season of 2016-17.
Every other club in the top tier English League has at least sustained at least 1 defeat but Mauricio Pochettino and his team is at this point in time undefeated.
Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur seem satisfied to have extended the deal of current key players in the squad. Talented English international Kyle Walker extended his contract with White Hart Lane.
A happy coach Mauricio Pochettino wore a club tracksuit and posed with the player, all smiles. In recent weeks, seven top Spurs players have extended their contract with the club. Dele Alli, Eric Dier, Christian Eriksen –despite rumours that he was leaving due to poor monetary compensation plan – Walker, Danny Rose, Tom Carroll, and Harry Winks. There are reports that defender Jan Vertonghen is next. Harry Kane and Erik Lamela deals are rumoured to be in the pipeline.
Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly offloaded DeAndre Yedlin as his deal with English Championship side Newcastle is done.
Yedlin has been linked with a move to Newcastle for a while now, but the deal is completed based on reports. Yedlin was even pictured as he arrived at Newcastle airport.
France international Georges Kevin Nkoudou is set to make a move to Spurs following a £11 million deal going through, Guardian reports.