We’re less than a third of the way through the season, but some pundits are already claiming that Manchester City look unstoppable in their quest for the Premier League title. Not everyone shares that view, however, including our very own Eric Dier.
Spurs are currently third in the Premier League table, level on points with Manchester United in second and eight points behind the leaders Manchester City. According to the betting odds, City are the runaway favourites to be crowned champions in May.
City are just 2/11 to win the title while Tottenham, despite being second favourites, are as high as 18/1. These odds suggest that the title race is pretty much over already, but Dier isn’t giving up just yet. He’s confident that Spurs can still put in a challenge.
“The games we’ve have had in the last month have been really good and the results have been very positive,” he was quoted as saying by Sky Sports. “Obviously, Manchester City have been fantastic recently but there is so much football to be played before the end. I’m sure there are going to be a lot of twists and turns before the end.”
Dier went on to offer his comments on the progress the club has been making, and explained how the result against Real Madrid has given the whole team a renewed sense of belief.
“I believe what we’re doing is right, that has been the case for a long time. Win, lose or draw against Real Madrid, that would have been the same. Winning that game has obviously given us confidence as individuals and as a group,” he said.
Tottenham can take some positives from their most recent victory, too. The 1-0 win over Crystal Palace at the weekend was not exactly pretty, and a far cry from the scintillating performance against Real Madrid. However, it proved that the team is capable of digging deep and grinding out a result when necessary.
That’s a quality that could prove vital throughout the course of this season. As good as this Tottenham side is, it’s unlikely the players will be able to perform as they did against Madrid week in week out. They’ll need to “win ugly” on occasion if they’re to have any chance at all of catching Manchester City.
Of course, it may well be that City just keeps on winning and cruises to the title as so many people expect them to. If Dier’s team mates all share his attitude, though, then Tottenham might just push them all the way.
“He is quick, smart and he can score” – Tottenham star warns his team of West Ham star’s quality
Toby Alderweireld has warned Tottenham of Marko Arnautovic’s quality ahead of the derby against West Ham on Saturday.
Tottenham have a couple of big games after the game against the Hammers as we play PSV in the Champions League and face Manchester City in the Premier League.
The Belgian was quoted by the Evening Standard as he wanted the side to be at their best:
“Arnautovic is a very good, player. He is quick, smart, strong and he can score. He’s an all-round player so we have to be at our top level to beat them.
“It’s a derby and it’s always difficult there.”
Arnautovic has been brilliant for West Ham and scored in their win over Manchester United recently. The 29-year-old has four goals and an assist in the Premier League from seven games and will be a threat against us.
Tottenham also have to be wary of a few others at West Ham. Felipe Anderson and Andriy Yarmolenko can be deadly on their day, and it will be important for us to keep them in check on Saturday.
Spurs might have lost a couple of games this season in the Premier League but we aren’t that far away from the top of the table.
We lie just a couple of points behind the league-leading trio and hopefully, a win over the Hammers can take us to the top of the table on Saturday.
Tottenham’s official 2019 calendar features an unexpected figure
The report adds that the Argentine graces the month of January. He is the only manager from the top six to be featured in the official calendars.
The other players who feature are Christian Eriksen, Dele Alli, Davinson Sanchez, Dele Alli, Hugo Lloris, Harry Kane, Eric Dier, Kieran Trippier, Jan Vertonghen, Ben Davies, Son Heung-min and Lucas Moura.
The stars that have missed out include Danny Rose, Toby Alderweireld and Mousa Dembele. All three were linked with a move away in the summer (h/t Football.london).
Surprisingly, even Harry Winks and Erik Lamela were omitted despite signing new deals in the summer.
Rose had missed out on the calendar last season too and had asked the manager why he didn’t feature. Pochettino was quoted by Football.london as saying:
“He came to see me and said ‘Gaffer, why aren’t I on the calendar?’ I said you were in Central Park [in New York at the time]. It’s not a big issue.”
The calendar was finalised on the 1st of September after the transfer window had closed. The report adds the club has the final approval over who goes on the product and not.
Further, a player might not be included as he might have been injured, not pictured in the right kit or might have not been playing in the first-team at the time, according to the report.
Great news for Tottenham fans as club plans to open a part of the new stadium to the public this week
The report claims that Spurs are aiming to complete the work on the megastore located inside “The Tottenham Experience”, which is located on the corner of Park Lane and High Road.
The store could be open on Saturday, however, the report adds that the confirmation of the same won’t take place before Friday.
Tottenham have claimed that the megastore will be the biggest retail space for any football club in the continent.
There is a lot of work to be done as the 100-seater auditorium of the store isn’t complete, as per the report. Further, the NFL and football dressing rooms and many bars are yet to be completed.
The report adds that some of the executive suites, including Daniel Levy’s, are close to being operational.
The report further claims that Tottenham could announce the relocation of two games to Wembley. We could play Chelsea on 24th November and Southampton on 5th December at Wembley.
Tottenham’s stadium has faced numerous delays and missed its original date of September 15. However, Mauricio Pochettino recently claimed that we could play at our new home before Christmas.
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