Tottenham Hotspur got the job done against Newcastle United on Sunday afternoon but the north London outfit were forced to work hard in the second half in order to make the all-important breakthrough.
Mauricio Pochettino’s men, well fancied to beat newly promoted Newcastle at St James’ Park, were handed a lifeline after Magpies captain Jonjo Shelvey was sent off for stamping on Spurs midfielder Dele Alli.
After a spell of sustained Tottenham pressure, it was Alli who opened the scoring. A short while after, Ben Davies doubled Spurs’ lead and Pochettino’s men were in complete control but this one could easily have got away from Tottenham.
Harry Kane’s August woes continued – he is yet to score a Premier League goal during the first month of any Premier League campaign. In time, he will get off the mark but added support in attack would help to ease the pressure on the Spurs star.
Harry Kane’s 11 Premier League games in August:
Not his favourite month. pic.twitter.com/CClabQQGf6
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) August 13, 2017
With that in mind, Spurs should go all in on Manchester United forward Anthony Martial before the end of August. Martial, one of United’s best performers in recent years, notched a goal and an assist despite coming off the bench with less than 20 minutes remaining.
Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho won’t want to sell Martial to a direct title rival but the United boss has never really seen eye to eye with the France star.
Since the Portuguese took over at the helm, Martial has found himself sitting on the bench most weeks and a fresh start at another Premier League club could be exactly what he needs to regain his mojo.
For the right price, Martial is a plausible target. According to various reports, Spurs placed a bid earlier this week but their approach was instantly rejected. The Red Devils won’t want to part ways but Tottenham may convince them with a lucrative offer.
The Frenchman is worth a lot more than that and, whether he likes it or not, Daniel Levy is going to have to fork out heavier sums of money to attract the best players; that is just the way football is these days.
Martial’s versatility could prove useful for Pochettino throughout the campaign. Capable of leading the line as a striker or playing out wide, the United man is a real danger in attacking areas and he could help Spurs in their pursuit of the title.
As of August 14th, Tottenham are priced at 12/1 to win the title. With the Premier League now more competitive than ever, punters wary of a six-team fight for the title can take advantage of free bet offers, such as Paddy Power’s on Oddschecker, to limit risk.
A front three of Kane, Martial and Alli would strike fear into any Premier League defence and Pochettino should push Levy to provide the funds. Spurs look set to make Ajax defender Davinson Sanchez their first signing of the summer but Tottenham need offensive help to stand any chance of lifting the English crown.
Martial has got it all and Tottenham could do a lot worse than go big on the Manchester United man. With pace, power and precision, he is close to the full package and at just 21 years old, he is only going to get better. Convincing Mourinho and United to part ways could be tricky but for the right price, Martial could be gettable.
Over to you, Mr Levy…
Tottenham interested in £44m January move for Barcelona starlet
Malcom joined Barcelona at the start of the season but has featured just twice for the Catalan giants. He has played 25 minutes for the Blaugrana this season, with the Brazilian being unable to break into a playing XI featuring the likes of Ousmane Dembele, Lionel Messi and Philippe Coutinho.
The winger had a sensational season in the Ligue 1 before moving to the La Liga, scoring 12 goals and providing 7 assists in 35 league appearances. He is surely a quality player whose potential is not being utilized in Spain.
Considering the quality in our squad and also the 21-year-old Barca winger’s talent, it could be a perfect match. Malcom would add some incredible depth to our squad and Pochettino must make a move in January.
Though £44m seems steep, it could be a gamble worth taking as the young star has all the tools required to take the Premier League by storm with more game time.
Whether or not Barcelona would let go of a player they signed just a few months back remains to be seen but this is a move we must make to bolster our attacking reinforcements in January.
After the quiet summer window, a statement signing in January would go a long way in conveying a message to our rivals.
[Video] This latest aerial video of Tottenham’s $1bn new stadium is absolutely wonderful
YouTuber Mr AV (h/t Football.London) has posted a new high-definition video of our club’s stunning new $1bn stadium. The footage provides us with a clear picture of how much work has been done in terms of the construction.
The video also showed the soon-to-be-opened club megastore and the Tottenham Museum. The aerial footage of the new stadium was wonderful as it also showed the overall structure of the stadium and the single-tier 17,500-seater south stand. The video also shows the area where the giant golden cockerel will sit above that stand.
It is not known as to when the stadium would be available for use but it looks like the construction is progressing at a reasonable rate.
It was indeed a disappointment when it was decided by the club hierarchy that we would be playing our home games at Wembley this season but that would all change when the stadium is unveiled officially. The construction has taken quite a bit of time and it will be an exciting phase when the work is completed.
The new stadium would surely serve as a boost to the entire club and it would wipe out any negativity surrounding Tottenham. The club too have been keeping us updated on the progress regarding the stadium and we’ll have to wait to see what the club say next regarding the completion of the stadium work.
“Shushing the racists, hands down”: Some Tottenham fans relive the memories as club shares a video of wonder goals against West Ham
Tottenham are set to face West Ham on Saturday and the club shared a video featuring some of the best goals we have scored against the Hammers in the past.
The video featured some memorable and stunning strikes from the likes of Gareth Bale, Son Heung-min, Jermain Defoe and Dimitar Berbatov.
Tottenham’s past 8 meetings with West Ham has seen 28 goals being scored, at an average of 3.5 per game, hence, it is logical that the club has shared a video of some great goals from the past. The game on Saturday presents us with a chance to keep the pressure on the teams above us and we shouldn’t drop points.
The video was a trip down the memory lane and the fans had a say on it. The Tottenham faithful reacted to the video on Twitter and a lot of them had some nice things to say.
Defoe’s run through their entire team is my fav
— JaiP (@JaiP72) October 19, 2018
The first Bale one I think.
But there’s a message in this video – shots from outside the box (in some cases WAY outside) seem like a good way to beat West Ham.
— Stephen Grist (@Sjgrist) October 19, 2018
— MarcoPolo (@marcusssbatt) October 19, 2018
Sonny’s screamer shushing the racists, hands down.
— YoojinJung (@3POR2D2) October 19, 2018
Does anyone else completely lose interest when you hear that awful commentator for the Spurs videos 🙄🙄
— Jurts__COYS94 (@THFC_COYS94) October 19, 2018
All of them COYS
— Wally (@thfcwally) October 19, 2018
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