The month of August is behind us and Tottenham fans completely know what lies next. It’s Harry Kane’s time! Following their defeat at the hands of Chelsea and a 1-1 draw against Burnley, Tottenham Hotspur demolished an all confident Everton unit by three goals to nil at the Goodison Park.
Harry Kane finally opened his goal scoring account for the season with a fine performance, while Christian Eriksen got off the mark as well. The hosts, even after enjoying majority of the possession (51% to be specific), failed to spark anything positive. Tottenham were clinical on their part and didn’t sweat much in clinching their second victory of the season.
New signing Davinson Sánchez was handed his debut and was deployed as a central defender in Pochettino’s 3-4-2-1. The former Ajax defender never showed any signs of nervousness and gave a solid performance. The hosts started off brightly as Sandro Ramirez managed to pull off a shot, which only missed the target by a whisker. This remained the only highlight of the game for the Spaniard.
Christian Eriksen got a fantastic chance for breaking the deadlock after Ben Davies saw himself getting tons of space down the left. But the Denmark international missed the opportunity. Just a couple of minutes before half-time, Harry Kane broke the deadlock with a sublime finish. It was, although, quite debatable as to whether he actually directed his kick towards the goal or not. A goal is a goal, and Kane knows the importance of it as it was his 100th goal for the Lilywhites.
As the game approached half-time, Christian Eriksen added the second for his side. Ben Davies was yet again involved in the goal, one way or the other. The wing-back saw his point-blank effort get saved by Jordan Pickford but the former Sunderland man couldn’t prevent the follow-up. First goal for Eriksen!
Just a minute after the restart, Harry Kane put the result beyond any realm of doubt, after finishing the ball with sublime technique and that was all the game offered. Ronald Koeman accepted that his side literally failed to cope with Tottenham’s approach.
“We had problems coping with their diamond in midfield,” Koeman was quoted by the Guardian. “Because of the movement of Alli and Eriksen they were always able to easily find their free player.”
Having said that, Tottenham now sit fifth on the Premier League table after four games (W2 D1 L1).
Fans, on their part, were delighted with the result and here’s is how they reacted on Twitter:
Really impressed. We got ourselves another solid defender.
— Ant. (@AnthonyCOYS) September 9, 2017
Now onto Dorutmund, great win!
— Matt • (@Eriksxn_23) September 9, 2017
Can we play every game away please?
— Louie Taylor (@taylorlouie5) September 9, 2017
Can we trade goodison park with wembley, please?
— Kar98k (@SufianMutalib) September 9, 2017
— Dan Lille (@dan_lille) September 9, 2017
Eriksen is out of this world. I have no words for how good he is 😊😊😊
— Ruben H (@RubenHBergen) September 9, 2017
Stunning performance there, boys! Keep it up against Dortmund! #COYS
— Arie Abdullah (@WiltedSeed) September 9, 2017
Oh thank you boys – my mighty boys. You've made my night xx #COYS
— .Kim 🐯 (@KimMytigers1) September 9, 2017
Everton wasted a lot of money judging by today, ha ha ha COYS
— simon morris (@simonkmorris) September 9, 2017
Tottenham interested in signing 22-year-old Serie A ace as possible replacement for Toby Alderweireld
The 22-year-old Sampdoria defender has eight Serie A appearances this season and has helped the side to fifth place in the table.
The report claims that Alderweireld has been linked with moves to Barcelona and Manchester United. The Dane joined the Serie A side from FC Twente last season for a fee of €4million (h/t Calciomercato).
The report adds that Juventus and Inter Milan are interested in the 22-year-old, and the Milan club has a history of signing players from Sampdoria.
Milan Skriniar joined Inter from Sampdoria in 2017 and has become one of the best defenders in the league. The report further claims that Sampdoria president Massimo Ferrero wants at least €30million for the defender.
Tottenham have a problem with Alderweireld as the report claims his contract is up in 2019 and could leave for free if terms are not agreed on a new deal.
The Belgian is one of the best defenders in the Premier League and losing him would be a big blow. Spurs have a great partnership between Jan Vertonghen and Alderweireld and we must look to keep the pair for as long as possible.
Andersen could be a decent option for Spurs should we sign him on the cheap. Tottenham have Davinson Sanchez as the other defender fighting for a starting spot in the heart of the defence currently and Andersen would be a good choice.
“No, of course not” – Young Tottenham star ready to play for England U21 despite featuring for senior side
Harry Winks is ready to play for the England U21 side and follow the footsteps of Harry Kane. The U21 side have qualified for the Euros and the midfielder was asked if he had any issues playing for the U21s.
The Englishman was quoted by the Evening Standard as saying:
“No, of course not.
“The more games I play the better. I have missed a lot of football with my ankle injury and I’ve had a lot of problems with it still to this day.
“I have to manage it at times, but playing for your country is an honour, regardless of the level; under 21s, under 19s, under 18s, under 17s.
Kane played for the U21s in the 2015 European Championship despite playing for the senior side a couple of months earlier, as per the report.
The Tottenham midfielder played the entire 90 minutes for the Three Lions in their 3-2 win over Spain and put up a good performance.
The 21-year-old had an injury-plagued 2017/18 season but seems to have put those concerns behind him in the current campaign.
Winks has a couple of Premier League starts to his name and should have a big role to play as we look to win silverware under Mauricio Pochettino. He is such a great talent and we’d benefit a lot if he fulfills his potential at Tottenham.
Tottenham interested in January move for £15m West Brom attacker
Tottenham are interested in West Bromwich Albion winger Oliver Burke, according to the Sun (h/t Express). The Scot has a goal from two Carabao Cup appearances for the Baggies this season but hasn’t made a start in the Championship.
The report adds that Tottenham and Newcastle scouts watched the 21-year-old against Blackpool last week. The 21-year-old was a rising star for Nottingham Forest and joined RB Leipzig in the 2016/17 season.
Burke failed to make an impression for the Baggies as they were relegated from the Premier League. The youngster failed to score a goal for the team, and the report adds that the player will not come on the cheap.
Tottenham did not sign a single player in the summer, and it will be interesting to see how we deal with the January transfer window.
Burke hasn’t been great in the past two years but working under Mauricio Pochettino could be the right move for the youngster.
Our manager has done extremely well with young talent at Tottenham such as Dele Alli, Harry Winks and Harry Kane and it remains to be seen if he can work his magic again.
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