Tottenham Boss Pochettino Not On Real Madrid Radar
Tottenham Hotspur and Mauricio Pochettino underlined their growing credentials in Europe by defeating Real Madrid 3-1 in the Champions League. The performance was so clinical that Spanish media was quick to pick up rumours about Real’s interest in Pochettino.
However, according to Spanish journalist Josep Pedrerol, Madrid are not really interested in Pochettino.
How True Is This?
There are already reports in the Spanish and English media that the Argentine is being tracked by Real Madrid president Florentino Perez as Zidane’s potential replacement.
Madrid are also reportedly interested in Harry Kane and Dele Alli – two of the most prolific Spurs players under Pochettino. The Los Blancos were reportedly eyeing Kane as a replacement for the aging Cristiano Ronaldo.
There are contrasting reports on who the real target for Madrid is – Pochettino or Kane. But, Pedrerol seems to have thrown more light into the matter by claiming that Pochettino is not in the picture.
Zidane must be feeling all the pressure in the world considering the poor start to the season his team has encountered. They have already fallen 8 points behind arch-rivals Barcelona and the Champions League loss at our hands only made matters worse.
However, that doesn’t make Zidane a bad coach in the eyes of Perez, no matter how quick he is at sacking managers. It is still widely believed in the Spanish capital that Zidane will be given time to set things right.
But, if results don’t improve and Zidane fails to lift the performances at the Santiago Bernabeu, Perez may be forced to play his hand and sack Zidane. Pochettino will come into the picture then.
Will The Argentine Be Lured By The Prospect Of Moving To A ‘Hollywood Club’?
Pochettino is enjoying life in North London and has often indicated that he enjoys the freedom he gets at the club. Even Daniel Levy has mentioned that he would tie Pochettino to Spurs for life time, if given a chance.
So there is no doubt that Pochettino would stay at Spurs for the next 2-3 years even if Real Madrid came calling. Beyond that, it could be touch and go!
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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