We’re in for a surprise with this one. BBC pundit Garth Crooks has suggested that Arsenal superstar Mesut Ozil is under-appreciated at the Emirates and that he would be better off playing for Tottenham than the Gunners. Raised eyebrows? No wonder!
Mesut Ozil joined Arsenal in 2013 for a club record £42.4million and has established himself as one of the pillars of the current Gunners side. However, Crooks says that Ozil would be perfect for Tottenham and that he would be appreciated more than what he is right now at Arsenal.
Crooks told BBC,
“A lot has been said about Mesut Ozil. Love him or hate him – and I love him – there is no denying he is a wonderful footballer. Is he in the right team? Probably not. A player with his talent would be more appreciated at a club like Tottenham. Now at this moment I may have Arsenal fans foaming at the mouth at the very thought of Ozil defecting to White Hart Lane but frankly it is a better fit.”
He also said that at Tottenham, football is given more importance than Arsenal, where winning is everything. Hence he says, that Mesut Ozil would be accommodated at Spurs. Crooks also felt that Ozil’s style of play is perfect for Tottenham and his winning mentality would aid the Lilywhites.
He added: “When Sol Campbell decided to move to Arsenal from Spurs it was because the player was desperate to win trophies. A perfectly acceptable position for a professional footballer to take and a fact that Spurs fans have never been able to come to terms with. However, Ozil’s style of football is perfect for Spurs and he has already won things with Arsenal. His overall performance against Stoke, which is always a hard nut to crack, was superb while his goal was sublime.”
“Only at Spurs will the fans accommodate players like Ozil. You see, at Spurs it is all about the football while at Arsenal it is all about the winning.”
What do you think of Garth Crooks’ comments? I think he has gone a tad crazy!
“We know we have to win” – Tottenham star puts pressure on team ahead of PSV clash
Tottenham star Erik Lamela has put pressure on the club to go out and win against PSV Eindhoven on Wednesday.
Spurs lost their opening two games in their Champions League group, just like PSV, and have to beat the Dutch side if they have any chance of making it into the next round.
Barcelona beat us 4-2 while we lost in the last minute against Inter Milan in our group opener.
Lamela has been one of the stars for Spurs this season and was quoted by the Daily Star as saying:
“We know we have to win. Unfortunately we started the Champions League by losing in Milan.
“After, we lost against Barcelona and we will not have too many more chances, so we have to win.”
The Argentine scored in our 1-0 win over West Ham recently and his form will be crucial in getting all three points against the Dutch team.
Spurs need a bit of a miracle to make it into the next round and the next two clashes against PSV will be important.
Six points from the two games should give us a fighting chance of qualifying for the knockout rounds. Anything less than that, and we might need to defeat Barcelona or Inter Milan in our final group games, which won’t be an easy task.
31-year-old Tottenham star does not believe Spurs is his final club
Tottenham captain Hugo Lloris doesn’t believe he will finish his career at the London club. The Frenchman was taking part in a Q+A session with Telefoot (h/t Evening Standard) and was asked if Spurs would be his final club.
The former Lyon keeper said: “I don’t think so.”
The report adds that should Lloris see out his current contract with Spurs, he would have spent a decade at the club.
The keeper helped the France national side to the World Cup in 2018 but claimed there were no offers for him post the victory.
Lloris has been one of the best keepers in the world in recent years and claimed his future at the club is dependent on our manager.
“My future is tied to Mauricio’s. That is certain.”
The report adds that Pochettino signed a new contract with Spurs in the summer but has been linked with Manchester United and Real Madrid.
Pochettino is one of the best managers in the world and it comes as no surprise that others are interested in him.
Lloris, for his part, has done very well at Tottenham and is only 31. The Frenchman seems to be hitting his prime at the club, which is a huge bonus for us. The only thing he has to work on is removing the minor errors in his game, which hasn’t cost us much.
Tottenham confirm opening largest retail space for any football club
Tottenham have opened the new Spurs Shop at the Tottenham Experience, which is the largest retail space for any football club in the world.
A release from the club added that the store would feature merchandise of the team, Nike and even the NFL. The store is 23,000 sq ft and contains numerous features including a 100-seater auditorium with a 36-screen video wall.
This area will hold special appearances, pre and post-match events and other promotions. The release adds that all payments will be cashless and there will be giveaways on the shop floor to generate excitement.
This is the first step in opening the stadium and hopefully, the fans will have a great time at the new store.
There are a number of other attractions lined up to make the experience even better. The release adds that numerous attractions will be available throughout the year, along with the stadium tours, the museum, archive and the sky walk.
Tottenham have spent a lot of money in redeveloping White Hart Lane and it is only fitting that we have one of the best stadiums in world football.
The club is certainly on the up with Mauricio Pochettino at the helm, and now the only thing we would be looking forward to is the date when the stadium will hold its first game.
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