Ben Pearce looks at the main talking points as Tottenham beat Arsenal 1-0 in the Premier League at Wembley, with Harry Kane's header decisive.
Ben Pearce with five talking points from Tottenham's 2-2 draw at Liverpool, including Mauricio Pochettino adopting an aggressive approach.
Tottenham losing away against their top-six rivals if the main reason Spurs haven't won the Premier League yet, says Mauricio Pochettino.
Mauricio Pochettino says Lucas Moura will bring valuable qualities to Tottenham’s squad – but he has stressed the Brazilian winger must be given time to get up to speed in north London, and has suggested he will not be involved against Liverpool. Lucas made a £24.5million switch from Paris Saint-Germain on deadline day, but he has only made six appearances this season – all as a substitute – with the last of them coming on December 13.
Harry Kane believes Tottenham produced one of their top five displays under Mauricio Pochettino in beating Manchester United last night.
Most people have seen the stunning dribbles and silky skills possessed by Lucas Moura - but it seems Harry Kane is yet to be wowed by his new team-mate.
Ben Pearce has his say as Tottenham stuttered at Newport County in the FA Cup fourth round on Saturday evening.
The Spurs manager is happy to let players leave the club as they will return better for the experience
Mauricio Pochettino says Moussa Sissoko has become one of Tottenham’s most important players – but he believes the Frenchman is still viewed negatively because of his “first impressions” at the club. Sissoko struggled to find his feet in north London last term, following his £30million move from Newcastle. It is something Pochettino would like to change.
Mauricio Pochettino says he is working at Tottenham as if he is “going to be here forever” – but he feels he would be stupid to rule out the possibility of managing a club like Real Madrid in future, because he could become jobless at any time. With Zinedine Zidane under pressure at the Bernabeu, Pochettino is again being mentioned as a possible replacement for the Frenchman – and he was asked about his long-term future on Thursday. The Spurs manager reiterated that he has a long-term plan for the Lilywhites and remains entirely focused on turning his visions into reality.
It is almost five years to the day since Mauricio Pochettino arrived in England with Southampton, who host Spurs on Sunday, and in that time he has become synonymous with youth development on these shores. The Argentinian’s passion for introducing young talents into his first team on the south coast, while playing successful, attractive football, made him a perfect fit for Tottenham as they sought to capitalise on the investment in their own academy. “In the past at Espanyol, I said to my sporting director, president or chairman that, rather than have 25 professionals, I would rather have 20 or 21 and give four or five places to younger academy players,” said the Spurs manager ahead of his return to St Mary’s.
Liverpool and Chelsea have already brought in new faces this month, while the Manchester clubs are battling for the signature of Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez, but all remains quiet at Tottenham – and there is every chance it will stay that way. “To be honest, I don’t expect [signings],” said Mauricio Pochettino. Dele Alli was the last player to join Spurs in the winter window, back in 2015, and even then he was loaned straight back to MK Dons.
Harry Kane believes it makes sense for clubs to sell their top players when they want to leave – but he says he will be happy at Tottenham as long as the Lilywhites are improving and challenging for trophies. Mauricio Pochettino stated yesterday that Philippe Coutinho’s £142million transfer from Liverpool to Barcelona shows “how difficult it is for the clubs to keep their best players”. The Argentinian went on to comment on Kane’s future, saying the striker is “so special because he loves Tottenham and he feels Tottenham”, but he added Spurs “need to be careful and be clever how we manage him” because “the player needs to choose to stay here – you cannot force everyone to stay here”.
Tottenham fan blogger Ben Pearce looks at five talking points from the 3-0 FA Cup third round success over AFC Wimbledon at Wembley Stadium on Sunday.
Heung-Min Son cancelled out Pedro Obiang's 30-yard strike with a stunning long-range goal of his own as Tottenham came from behind to draw 1-1 with London rivals West Ham.
Fernando Llorente scored against his former club and Dele Alli put Tottenham out of sight as the north Londoners won 2-0 at Swansea's Liberty Stadium. Ben Pearce offers five talking points from the game.
Tottenham Hotspur’s Son Heung-min, left shoots and scores his sides 4th goal of the game during their English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Southampton at Wembley stadium in London Tuesday, Dec 26 2017. After Tottenham’s thumping 5-2 victory over Southampton on Boxing Day, Harry Kane found himself the focus of the attention and adulation – as he so often does. After all, the 24-year-old had just set a new record for Premier League goals in a calendar year and become the highest-scoring player across Europe for 2017.
Mauricio Pochettino has delivered a soothing message to Tottenham fans who are worried about Toby Alderweireld’s contract situation: keep calm and trust Daniel Levy.
The Tottenham forward reveals all about his incredible 2017 - and hopes for even more in 2018
Harry Kane smashed Alan Shearer’s record and passed Lionel Messi’s tally with second successive hat-trick as Tottenham beat Southampton 5-2. Ben Pearce looks at five talking points.