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Mauricio Pochettino’s side cruised past plucky opposition in Greek side Asteras Tripolis on what has to go down as one of the most entertaining nights at White Hart Lane in a very long time.
Man-of-the-hour Harry Kane opened his night of scoring with a superb 25-yard drive which found the net off the inside of the post, before Erik Lamela shocked the footballing world with one of the most skillful goals you’ll ever see.
After the break he added another excellent...
When it comes to Thursday night football, Tottenham fans have become accustomed to seeing a whole host of changes to the starting line-up. Ten or even 11 changes has been Mauricio Pochettino’s tactics thus far when it comes to the Europa League, so to see the manager make just the six changes was a shock.
We have also got used to seeing Roberto Soldado utilised more in the midweek cup fixtures than in the Premiership, so when the teams were announced and Emmanuel Adebayor and Harry Kane were leading the line, it was a pleasant surprise to think that our Spanish...
After a game against City in which we saw Spurs do some very positive things that were negated by the brilliance of Sergio Aguero and incompetence from the referee, the mid-week Europa League game seems most important, especially from a “get back on track” perspective.
And, if Spurs can take all three points against the Greeks, their passage in the Europa League will become that much easier. A quick qualification is obviously the objective for Tottenham considering the upcoming domestic schedule.
What They Said
The narrative throughout the squad...
Often considered fickle in the world of football, where loyalty to club and contract is often short-lived, players’ laying their lips on their current club’s crest is now a rarity - especially for Tottenham Hotspur.
Cast your mind back to the last player who kissed the badge of our beloved club; think you know the answer?
If my memory serves me correct, it was Jermain Defoe who last participated in this action. Defoe kissed the badge in a final farewell to Spurs fans after our 1-0 win over Everton in February 2014, before departing to Toronto FC.
To delve even deeper...
An article on HITC sport website has focused on how Ryan Mason, statistically, outperformed David Silva in last weekend’s 4-1 defeat at the Etihad.
The article showed figures detailing; touches, forward passes, accurate passes, tackles and ground duels won, as well as interceptions – all departments in which our number 38 trumped the Spaniard in.
‘Lies, damned lies and statistics’ – I hear you say, or that Silva undoubtedly had the better day, as his side ran out as comprehensive victors after 90 minutes.
Whether it was simply a bad day at the office for the...