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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2016 9:41 pm 
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Dembele given 6 game ban for eye gouge on Diego Costa.

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They lost their cool as grieve of title slipping out was too much for them to handle ...

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Twitter egg Raymond Verheijen has criticised Tottenham and blamed the club for their Premier League collapse.

Tottenham were considered to be in a two-horse race for the title against Leicester for much of the latter half of the season, but failed to win any of their final four games, culminating in a 5-1 defeat to relegated Newcastle on the final day.

Bitter north London rivals Arsenal leapfrogged Mauricio Pochettino’s side as a result, as Tottenham spurned the opportunity to finish above the Gunners for the first time in 21 years.

Fitness coach Verheijen believes the club suffered a late-season burnout due to Pochettino’s fitness regimes.

Quoting a Daily Telegraph article in which it was reported that an ‘inquest’ will be held into Tottenham’s form in the latter months, Verheijen questioned the suggestion that ‘Spurs are insistent that questions or criticisms regarding Pochettino’s hard-work approach are baseless’.

“Baseless? Really?” replied Verheijen on Twitter.

“Typical for the football world. Before Tottenham analyse this season’s process, they already draw conclusions and ignore possible mistakes.

“First of all, Spurs’ end of season collapse was already predicted in early March based on pattern recognition,” said Verheijen, before linking to the following article.

“Spurs’ 16 points in last 11 games of season is a typical pattern for a Pochettino team. It happened at Southampton and in his first season with Spurs.

“However, Spurs have already decided that this has nothing to do with the training regime. So it will probably happen again next season.

“This is why even the best managers in football keep making the same mistakes. They are not critical enough towards themselves and prefer denial.”

Verheijen then quoted a number of lines from the article, including:


‘A source told Telegraph Sport that some members of Pochettino’s squad had been “knackered” for weeks.’

‘Over the course of the games against West Brom, Chelsea, Southampton and Newcastle, Tottenham conceded six goals in the last 20 minutes.’

‘Pochettino’s team threw away leads against West Bromwich Albion, Chelsea and Southampton before being humiliated by 10-man Newcastle.’


He sort of has a point but Spurs also benefitted massively from a lot of late goals IIRC since Pochettino has come in due to the fitness levels. What he hasn't been able to do yet is rotate because he doesn't have the depth in the squad something I'm sure the club will look to address over the summer.


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Tottenham have held talks with Eredivisie top scorer Vincent Janssen after AZ Alkmaar gave him permission to speak to Spurs, sources have told Sky Sports News HQ.

It is understood the 21-year-old spent Tuesday in London listening to Tottenham's plans for the future and discussing a potential deal to move to White Hart Lane.

Sources say there has not yet been any discussions between the clubs over a transfer fee, but reports in the Netherlands claim the Eredivisie club are asking for around £12m.

Sky sources reported last week that Spurs head coach Mauricio Pochettino, his assistant Jesus Perez and head of recruitment Paul Mitchell watched Janssen play for the Netherlands against Republic of Ireland in a pre-Euro 2016 warm-up game.

The forward, who was the top scorer in the Eredivisie last season with 27 goals, has been of significant interest to Spurs as well as the Marseille striker Michy Batshuayi and Basel's Breel Embolo.

Former Ajax and Holland defender Mario Melchiot told Sky Sports News HQ that Janssen has the ability to play in the Premier League, if he can handle the step up.

"He's scored a lot of goals. He holds the ball up really well, knows where the goal is," he said.

"He's strong enough to play in the Premier League. I don't want to say he's a like-for-like with Harry Kane, because Kane has already shown everyone how to do it.

"Vincent deserves credit for scoring so many goals in Holland but we've seen in the Premier League it won't be a walk in the park for him. Technically, he should be able to compete, so now it's just whether he can handle the pressure and expectation."

Janssen only made his Netherlands debut in March, and has scored three goals in five international appearances, including the equaliser from the penalty spot against England at Wembley.


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Vincent Janssen will undergo a medical at Tottenham on Monday ahead of his proposed move from AZ Alkmaar, according to Sky sources.

It is understood the clubs have reached an agreement of £18.8m for his transfer to White Hart Lane after resuming negotiations on Friday following Janssen's admission that he was growing frustrated with a stalemate between the clubs.

Alkmaar had been advised by 'Moneyball' baseball expert Billy Beane that Janssen was worth more than Spurs' original offer of £15m, which was rejected almost a fortnight ago.

Paris Saint-Germain and Wolfsburg were also interested in Janssen, who was the Eredivisie's top scorer in his breakthrough season last term with 27 goals.

Wolfsburg also had a bid of £15m rejected and immediately cooled their interest, as did PSG, once they were told that Janssen preferred a move to Spurs.

Sky sources reported in May that head coach Mauricio Pochettino, assistant Jesus Perez and head of recruitment Paul Mitchell scouted Janssen in a Euro 2016 warm-up game against Republic of Ireland.

The 22-year-old Dutch international visited Spurs' training ground last month after he was given permission by Alkmaar.

Janssen joined Alkmaar from Almere City in the summer of 2015 for a reported fee of around 400,000 euros.


From the limited bits I've seen of him looks like good backup/competition for Kane similar types of players but he's used to being a starter so we'll see how he adapts to being used from the bench.


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Tottenham have signed Dutch striker Vincent Janssen from AZ Alkmaar for £17m on a four-year deal.

The 22-year-old scored 27 league goals in the Dutch top flight last season and netted a penalty on his international debut against England in March.

He is Spurs' second summer signing, after the £11m arrival of Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama.

French champions Paris St-Germain and German club Wolfsburg were also reported to be interested in Janssen.

His performances in his debut top-flight season earned him the Johan Cruyff Trophy, awarded to the Eredivisie's young player of the year.

Janssen has played five times for his country, scoring three goals.


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Tottenham have agreed a fee of €13m (£10.9m) with Marseille for Georges-Kévin Nkoudou, with the France Under-21 winger set to complete his move in the coming days.

Having completed the purchase of the Holland striker Vincent Janssen last week, Mauricio Pochettino has been keen to make further additions to his squad before the start of the Premier League season. The Spurs head coach had considered an offer for the £20m-rated Lille playmaker Sofiane Boufal, who is also being monitored by Chelsea and Arsenal as he recovers from a knee injury, before settling on a move for Nkoudou instead last week.

The 21-year-old, who moved to the Stade Vélodrome last summer from Nantes for £1m, has been scouted by several other clubs including Liverpool, West Ham and Manchester United and scored 10 goals in all competitions last season.

But despite offers from Hamburg and interest from Bournemouth and Sevilla, Marseille have given Tottenham permission to begin negotiations over personal terms with Nkoudou, and the player is likely to travel to London for a medical in the next 48 hours. It is believed he will sign a five-year contract after speaking to Pochettino on the phone at the end of last week.

The French club are also keen to take the Cameroon forward Clinton Njie on loan from Tottenham just a year after he joined from Lyon, although this is not understood to be part of the Nkoudou deal. Nkoudou was born in Versailles and began his career at Paris Saint-Germain before joining Nantes in 2013.


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Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has confirmed that Nabil Bentaleb won’t be in his plans for the forthcoming Premier League season.

Bentaleb impressed in Pochettino’s first season at White Hart Lane but only played five times in the Premier League last term as he struggled with injuries.

The 21-year-old broke into the first team in the 2013/14 campaign towards the end of Tim Sherwood’s tenure at the club and only signed a new five-year contract last summer.

Spurs are currently on a pre-season tour of Australia where they will face Atletico Madrid and Juventus in the International Champions Cup but the Algerian international was left behind for the trip ‘down under’.

Pochettino insists Clinton N’Jie isn’t on the trip due to injury but confirmed Bentaleb – who could be more likely leave on loan rather than permanently – along with fellow absentees Alex Pritchard and Federico Fazio aren’t in his plans for the new campaign.

“Njie is injured – he is in London and not available to come. The situation of the other three players is very clear. They are not in my plans,” he told reporters in Australia.


Fell right down the pecking order after breaking in under Sherwood always felt he was a bit of a "meh" player obviously got everything you need to be a footballer but doesn't really stand out from the crowd.

Pochettino has also denied he's interested in the Argentina job and is staying with Spurs.


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Tottenham are understood to be considering a £15million bid for Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha, according to the Daily Mail.

Mauricio Pochettino is keen to add another wide player to his ranks, with a deal for Marseille’s Georges-Kevin Nkoudou continuing to stall.

The report suggests an official bid has yet to be made, but Spurs have made Zaha their “top transfer target”.

Palace would be reluctant to sell the 23-year-old, who has four years left on his current contract.

The Eagles have already lost Yannick Bolasie to Everton, and former Manchester United attacker Zaha remains one of their main threats going forward.

Tottenham could tempt Palace by including Nacer Chadli in any such deal, with the Belgium international linked with a move to Selhurst Park earlier this summer.


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Christian Eriksen will pen a new five-year deal which will more than double his wages at Tottenham.

According to the Daily Mail, Eriksen has agreed to sign a new contract which will see his £32,000-a-week wage rise to £80,000.

The Denmark international’s future at White Hart Lane has been in doubt amid reports earlier this summer that the midfielder was demanding £150,000 a week.

However earlier this month, the 24-year-old’s agent Martin Schoots rubbished the claims.

“The only thing that I can say is that if money were the most important thing, Christian would not have gone to Ajax at the first place,” he told the Evening Standard.

“At the time, he was 16 we were in contact with clubs like Barcelona, Chelsea and AC Milan.

“And if money were the most important thing, he wouldn’t have joined Tottenham three years ago. He had interest from some of the richest clubs in the world.”


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If Euro 2016 was Roy Hodgson’s leaving party as manager, then it is safe to say that the majority of the England squad were left with sore heads and blurred memories. All of those who attended – Marcus Rashford excluded – embarrassed themselves on the dancefloor, tripping over each other and stumbling to an early exit. Even those who did not even feature – namely John Stones and Ross Barkley – were tarred with the brush of failure.

Life is slowly returning to normal for those shamed England players. Wayne Rooney remains the focal point of the group, perhaps now more so than ever. Stones, Barkley and Raheem Sterling are among those who have rekindled their form on the club stage. Jack Wilshere and Joe Hart struggled in the aftermath, but have every chance of success after relocation.

Yet for Harry Kane, there are only further questions. What is the problem? Is he mentally drained? Do the tactics not suit him? Is the pressure taking its toll? Is he, as we always feared, not actually real?

There must be some way of explaining the striker’s recent regression. Kane has started this season as he finished the last: decidedly badly. An insipid showing for England in the 1-0 victory over Slovakia was his fourth without scoring this season; including last campaign, it is now nine straight goalless games.

Kane himself is unfazed. “There was a lot of talk last year and I managed to prove a lot of people wrong,” he said on Monday. “People will talk this year as well. It’s part of football. It doesn’t bother me.”

He has the right to remain calm amid the panic. Kane’s first Premier League goal of last season came in his seventh game; he finished as top goalscorer. But something is different this time. Something crucial has changed. Harry is absolutely bloody Kaned.

“I’m not tired. I’m 100% fresh and I’m ready,” the 23-year-old insisted in June, but it is growing increasingly difficult to believe him. Since inspiring a late 2-1 victory over Aston Villa in November 2014, Kane has started each of the subsequent 69 Premier League games. He has been available for selection for 123 combined Tottenham, England and England U21s games since; he has missed just eight. No other England player has played more than 100 games in that time.

Kane has played 6,120 minutes of Premier League football out of a possible 6,210 since that November 2014 victory. The closest striker to reaching that total is Romelu Lukaku; he has played 697 fewer minutes. Jamie Vardy is next, and he has featured for 922 fewer minutes. They are startling statistics, the effects of which continue to materialise. He travelled 403.8km over the course of Tottenham’s 2015/16 Premier League campaign – the most of any England player. That averages out at 10.62km, but he registered just 9.55 in the draw with Liverpool last month.

The striker may insist he does not need a rest, but Mauricio Pochettino may intervene. Pochettino has been an excellent manager at Tottenham, but his handling of Kane’s game time bears scrutiny. Since November 2014, he has been substituted 13 times, but just once before the 75-minute mark. Lukaku has been substituted 12 times in that sequence, four of which have been before 75 minutes, and Vardy has been replaced 14 times, 11 of which came with 15 minutes or more of the game remaining. Both already played less often.

More alarming is that July was Kane’s first football-free month in over two years; he has played at least one match for club and country in 27 months out of the past 28. That includes a pre-season friendly for Tottenham in the United States, where Pochettino called upon his main striker to feature just 36 days after he played every minute of England U21’s unsuccessful 2015 European Championships.

Kane, much like Alexis Sanchez at Arsenal, is unlikely to accept that he is fatigued, however conclusive the evidence. It would be a sign of weakness, a suggestion that he does not want to play or lacks the hunger to fight on. For the sake of his form, either he or his manager may have to swallow their pride.

It is, after all, the reason Vincent Janssen arrived from AZ Alkmaar this summer. Tottenham open their Champions League campaign in Monaco next week. The workload isn’t set to ease any time soon.

Even the best players need a rest. Zlatan Ibrahimovic, free from international duty, was granted extra holiday by Jose Mourinho as opposed to extra training sessions. Kane did not have the same luxury this week due to his England role, but he must be afforded a rest in the coming weeks. If he isn’t now, then when?

Plenty of England’s Euro 2016 party poopers have already started on the road to recovery back at the comparative comfort of their clubs, but Harry Kane is still struggling to get out of bed. This is no hangover; last season’s top scorer just needs a couple of early nights.


He was slow to get going in the league last season think he went something like 10 in the league before he scored then he exploded before tailing off again in May.

Certainly don't think it would hurt giving him some rest maybe Allardyce will make the decision for him and leave him out of the next squad if he feels he can do without him but Spurs need to do their bit as well and give him some rest if he needs it.

If he keeps playing like he is for England he might find himself out of the team anyway as he's hit a bit of a wall in the last few months.


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Tottenham midfielder Eric Dier has signed a new five-year contract, which runs until 2021.

Dier, 22, joined Spurs from Sporting Lisbon for £4m in August 2014, and has made 87 appearances for the club, scoring six goals.

Originally a central defender, he has established himself as a defensive midfielder, starting all four of Spurs' games this season in that position.

Dier made his England debut in 2015, and has scored twice in 12 caps.


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The Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli has signed a new six-year contract, the club have announced.

Alli joined Spurs from MK Dons in February 2015 and his new deal at White Hart Lane will run until 2022. The 20-year-old has managed 11 goals and nine assists in his 38 Premier League appearances for Mauricio Pochettino’s side.

He follows fellow first-team players Christian Eriksen, Eric Dier, Tom Carroll and Harry Winks, who have all extended their contracts in the last month.

“I’m happy to be here and playing at Tottenham,” Alli stated on the club’s Twitter account. “Personally I can’t think of anywhere better, with the fans, the manager we’ve got here and the young team. It’s a great place to be.”

Alli has enjoyed a remarkable rise to prominence since making his Tottenham debut from the bench against Manchester United in August 2015. Scoring 10 goals in 46 appearances across all competitions last season, he played a key role in helping Spurs to finish third and qualify for the Champions League.

Last September Alli started for the first time for Spurs away against Sunderland, and added: “I remember that game, I didn’t expect to play as quickly as I did and make an impact in the team,” he said. “It’s happened so quickly, starting at Tottenham, playing for England … it’s been a crazy year for me and there are so many people I have to thank.

“I’m happy to be at this club and I can’t thank the manager and all the staff enough for everything they’ve done for me, and the fans, they’ve been right behind me since I signed. Hopefully there are a lot of good times to come.”

Alli’s performances in the 2015-16 campaign earned him the PFA young player of the year award and he was also named in the PFA Premier League team of the year. He won his first England cap against Estonia in October and later a place in Roy Hodgson’s final squad for Euro 2016, although he struggled to find his best form. He has earned 12 caps in total and scored one goal, an excellent long-range shot against France in a friendly at Wembley in November.

This season he has played in all five of Tottenham’s Premier League matches and scored once, in a 4-0 win at Stoke earlier this month. “I have to keep trying to improve,” said the player. “I can’t get carried away, I have to keep trying to make each year better than the last. This will be a tough year to top but hopefully I can do it.

“I’ve tried to grow up. I’ve got great people around me to help keep my feet on the ground and I’ll keep working hard on my football and keep trying to improve.”


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big season for Delle Alli and Dier ...They have to prove it wasnt one season wonder .

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Reports this morning that Kane could be out for 2 months.

Not been overly impressed by Janseen so far looks like Soldado Mk II but probably harsh to write him off so early if he gets a run of games he might find some confidence/form.

They had 2 or 3 go off with hamstring issues at the weekend possibly the CL/PL thing catching up to them as it was players who played both games who seemed to struggle.


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Could be time for Jansen to prove his worth with good run of games but Kane is a big blow for spurs ..

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Defender Danny Rose has signed a new contract to extend his terms with Tottenham Hotspur through to 2021.

The left-back, 26, has played 126 games for Spurs, scoring nine goals, since signing from Leeds in July 2007.

"Everyone knows the club is going in the right direction. I'm over the moon that I'll stay here until I'm an old man!" he said.

Rose has won eight England caps - making his debut in March's 3-2 win over Germany in Berlin.

He started three of England's four games at Euro 2016, paired with Spurs team-mate Kyle Walker at right-back.

The Doncaster-born player's previous deal at White Hart Lane - signed in July 2014 - was set to expire in 2019.


Not a massive fan of Rose but he's a solid left back and he seems to cope well with the physical demands of the modern full back being up and down for 90 minutes.

Spurs tying down all the stars on new deals the queue of agents outside Levy's door the day after they secured CL football must have been about 10 deep


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A Tottenham Hotspur youth player has agreed to damages, believed to be £7m, after he was left brain damaged from a cardiac arrest on his debut.

Radwan Hamed collapsed during a game in Belgium in 2006. Last year a judge ruled Spurs breached its duties to him.

In a screening prior to signing for the club, an electrocardiogram test showed his heart was "unequivocally abnormal" but he was not stopped from playing.

The club regretted a former employee had been remiss in their duties.

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In a statement, the family of Mr Hamed, who is now 27, said they were "relieved" a settlement had been reached, following a decade-long legal battle .




"Just as Radwan had no choice but to start his difficult journey towards recovery, we had no choice but to start the difficult journey to obtain justice," they said.

"We risked losing our home and faced personal financial ruin in order to pursue justice for our son.

"The club did not tell us or Radwan about his potentially fatal condition. Had they done so, Radwan would not have continued to play football."

The teenager collapsed during the game against Cercle Bruges on 4 August 2006 and was rushed to an intensive care unit but suffered oxygen starvation to his brain.

In the 2015 hearing, Mr Justice Hickinbottom ruled the club was 70% liable or Mr Hamed's injuries and Dr Peter Mills, the Football Association's regional cardiologist for South East England, was 30% liable.

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The Premier League club will not be hit with a fee directly as their 70% portion was incurred by physicians they previously employed, who have agreed to indemnify the club.

Football Association rules require all football academy recruits to be referred to a cardiologist to help identify those prone to potentially fatal heart conditions.

Mr Hamed's MRI scan showed no obvious signs of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, but Dr Mills wrote to Spurs saying the condition could not be excluded on these findings alone.

Eleven months later, the teenager, who was unaware his tests had revealed an "abnormal" heart condition, signed a contract with Spurs.

A spokesman for Spurs said: "The club wholeheartedly regrets that a former employee, as adjudged, was remiss in their duties to Radwan.

"This judgment will hopefully now secure the best possible treatment and care for him."


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Daddy Redknapp claims he is “a better player” than Paul Pogba, while his son says he is a far more impressive 20-year-old than Steven Gerrard. The Redknapps are particularly vocal fans of Dele Alli but they are not alone in feeding the hyperbole machine, now spinning so fast that it’s making us feel a tad nauseous.

Alli has been anointed the saviour of English football showmanship – taking over the mantle from the destined-to-disappoint Ross Barkley – and there is hardly a dissenting voice. Such is the received wisdom of Alli’s genius, it feels tantamount to treason to suggest that he has had a stinker. And my word, did he have a stinker against Bayer Leverkusen.

If we are allowed to point and laugh at a poor performance from the world’s most expensive player, then we must be allowed to do the same to a footballer some would put on a higher plinth. In Germany, his pass completion rate was an amateurish 58.6%, he was dispossessed six times, lost the ball a further three times with a poor touch and contributed zero successful tackles, though he did manage to commit four fouls. Aware from the desperate statistics, he was wasteful, casual and missed the target with Tottenham’s best chance of the match.

Alli was undoubtedly impressive for large swathes of last season but it’s doing him no favours to sweep an awful Euro 2016 under the carpet, erase a poor start to the season that meant his benching for England’s first qualifier was entirely justified or ignore poor performances against the high press of Liverpool and now Leverkusen.

He was sloppy and casual on England duty against both Malta and Slovenia and yet journalists asked him about being seen as the nation’s new ‘Entertainer’ and he seemingly embraced the moniker. A few days later he scored an equaliser against West Brom and he was quizzed about whether he could emulate the goalscoring exploits of Gerrard. Somebody needs to put the brakes on because this train is careering off the tracks.

The comparison with Pogba is particularly unhelpful. Every statistics ratings system is flawed but there are reasons why the supposedly underwhelming Frenchman is ranked 15th in a list of Premier League players this season and Alli is way down in 63rd. There are flaws to his game and they are largely the careless loss of possession and the relative rarity of him winning the ball back. Unfortunately for Alli, Opta do not collect statistics on nutmegs.

Alli is a very good footballer but he is not yet a great footballer. At 20, there is still plenty of time to make that transition and there is absolutely no shame in having off-days, especially when you have been playing non-stop football for the last 14 months.

But there should also be absolutely no shame in admitting that Alli is not yet the finished article, not in the same class as Pogba and not yet worthy of being mentioned in the same breath as Gerrard. Let’s let him be the usually decent but occasionally dire Dele Alli for now.

Sarah Winterburn


This is how I feel about a lot of the PL players currently very few have proven themselves in Champions League especially the English lads it's a big step up.


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Alan Shearer has criticised the lack of impact made by Tottenham’s summer transfers, as well as three of their players from last season.

Spurs slipped to their first defeat of the campaign against Chelsea on Saturday, squandering a one-goal lead to lose 2-1 at Stamford Bridge. You can read 16 Conclusions on the game.

It ended a difficult week for the north London side in which they were knockout out of the Champions League, and they are now four points behind the top four, and seven behind Premier League leaders Chelsea.

Writing in his column for The Sun, Shearer questioned the summer business conducted by manager Mauricio Pochettino.

‘It may seem churlish after they suffered their first league defeat of the season on Saturday, but I see no improvement from a side that got so close to winning the title last campaign.

‘The morning after the Monaco defeat there appeared to be some blame being passed chairman Daniel Levy’s way.

‘He had not backed his manager enough in the transfer market, apparently, which is why the squad wasn’t coping.

‘Hang on, he spent nearly £70million on Victor Wanyama, Vincent Janssen, Moussa Sissoko and Georges-Kevin Nkoudou.

‘None of them have improved Spurs. Also, there are players who did well for Spurs last season but whose levels have dropped — Eric Dier being one along with Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen.’


The players who've dropped a bit are all young players it shouldn't be a surprise that Alli is struggling a bit after last season as teams know him so they can plan for him.

I think Wanyama has done ok but Janseen & Sissoko haven't looked at it but anyone who watched Sissoko at Newcastle surely knew what to expect this is what he's like in a few weeks he'll look like the worlds best player but there's no consistency and Janseen looks like another Soldado but maybe once he gets himself a goal he'll come to life.

It seems obvious but why weren't Spurs in for a player like Mane I know they were already going to Southampton for Wanyama but surely the lure of CL football would've meant they could see off Liverpool for him and he was probably the most obvious proven PL striker on the market this summer and he's the sort of wide striker they maybe lack.


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