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After a thrilling game in the Premier League against Liverpool that saw Tottenham Hotspur milk out a vital point, Spurs shift their attention now to the FA Cup. Mauricio Pochettino’s men have to deal with Newport County in the fourth round replay at Wembley following a 1-1 draw at Rodney Parade.

Padraig Amond opened the scoring for Newport before Harry Kane bagged the equaliser when the two clubs met at Rodney Parade last month. Kane’s leveller came as a relief for Spurs fans but Newport merited even greater reward with a trip to Wembley awaiting them on Wednesday evening.

Pochettino selected a side to deal with Newport’s physical strengths but having witnessed a tough fight at Rodney Parade, he is expected to put out a strong team capable of doing the job but with one eye on the North London derby against Arsenal on Saturday.

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Although they have rejoined the first-team for training, Toby Alderweireld and Danny Rose remain a doubt for Spurs. Harry Winks is fit following his recovery from an ankle injury and was named on the bench against Liverpool. New signing Lucas Moura is still short of match fitness.

Probable Tottenham XI

Formation: 4-2-3-1

Manager: Mauricio Pochettino

Michel Vorm (GK)

Vorm is likely to start on Wednesday, which will give Lloris some rest before the game against Arsenal.

Serge Aurier (RB)

Aurier has been a reliable player since joining Spurs at the start of the season. So, it won’t be a surprise to see Poch swap the Ivorian for Trippier against Newport.

Davinson Sanchez (CB)

Sanchez was not up to the mark and lacked confidence in the 2-2 draw against Liverpool. The game on Wednesday presents a good opportunity for the youngster to restore his confidence and play with freedom.

Jan Vertonghen (CB)

A rock at the back, Vertonghen will be looking to keep the Newport attackers at bay.

Ben Davies (LB)

Although Rose has returned to first-team training, Poch might not throw him on right away; meaning Davies could continue at left-back.

Victor Wanyama (CM)

Wanyama scored a worldie against Liverpool. He offered the cushion that Spurs attackers needed in the second-half. A certain starter against Newport.

Moussa Sissoko (CM)

The Frenchman’s industry and work-ethic would come in handy while facing the League Two opposition.

Erik Lamela (RW)

Much has been debated about Lamela’s decision to go down following Virgil van Dijk’s slight touch that awarded the visitors a last-gasp penalty. However, the Argentine will be a constant threat on Wednesday, stretching Newport defenders with his pace and trickery.

Christian Eriksen (CAM)

Eriksen will be the creative fulcrum of the team. Newport need to be wary of his inventiveness and guile.

Heung-min Son (LW)

Son has been brilliant in the past couple of months and there is no reason for Poch to not play him in the FA Cup game.

Fernando Llorente (ST)

Llorente has endured a disappointing time so far, scoring only two goals since arriving from Swansea at the start of the season. The big Spaniard could be given a chance on Wednesday to showcase his skills. Expecting him to repay Poch’s faith with a goal.

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[Video] Amazing new time-lapse footage showcases pitch and seating areas of Tottenham’s new stadium



Tottenham new stadium

Tottenham’s new stadium is towards completion and a new time-lapse video from last week has been shared which highlights the final stages of work being done.

The video begins with a view of the exterior where cranes are working on one section of the structure. The next part features an aerial view of the entire stadium. The video shows construction being done throughout the night to get the venue ready as quickly as possible.

A clip from the video showcases a section where numerous glass panes are yet to be installed, however, a number of cranes and workers are on the job.

The pitch was installed a week ago and an interior shot displays the grass and the artificial pitch lighting. It is great to see that most of the seats are installed and the LED hoardings across the seating area of the stadium.

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Hopefully, the venue will be completed quickly. Tottenham have spent a lot of time away from home with Wembley being used as a temporary ground. We even played a Carabao Cup game against Watford at Stadium MK.

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“Star on and off the pitch” – Some Tottenham fans react to Spurs star’s hilarious dance



Lucas Moura

Lucas Moura seems to be enjoying his season with Tottenham. The Brazilian had a fantastic performance against Manchester United a few weeks ago and was even recalled to the Brazil squad during the recent international break.

The former PSG man has become a starter for Spurs and a recent video was shared by Moussa Sissoko of the Brazilian dancing.

Some Tottenham fans reacted to the Moura dance and loved every second of it.

Spurs beat West Ham in a tough London derby on Saturday and will need another quality performance against PSV Eindhoven in midweek.

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Tottenham have lost their two Champions League group games this season, and we need to defeat the Dutch team to have any chance of making it into the next round.

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Tottenham downplay interest in signing 25-year-old Colombian star



Wilmar Barrios

Wilmar Barrios

Tottenham have no plans of signing Wilmar Barrios from Boca Junior, sources have told ESPN. The Colombian international had a decent World Cup with the national side and was linked with a move to Spurs, according to the report.

Reports (h/t ESPN) suggested that we had agreed on personal terms with the 25-year-old’s representatives and were preparing a bid for the midfielder.

However, sources have told ESPN that there were no discussions in the summer and he isn’t a target for Mauricio Pochettino in the winter window.

Spurs were the only club to not sign a player in the summer but the manager was open to signings in January.

Mauricio Pochettino

Mauricio Pochettino

The manager was quoted by ESPN as saying:

“In football you always need to think you can improve, and you need to try to improve your squad.

“We couldn’t sign [in the summer] for different circumstances, but we wanted to sign.

“Now January will come and we’re going to try to sign. I think it’s not only us — all the clubs and managers want to sign players, must refresh the squad.

“We need to try again in January or the summer if we want to move on the team and the club.”

Spurs are in a great position in the Premier League as we are just a couple of points behind the league leaders.

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Hopefully, the right signings can help us push on this season and lead us to our first ever Premier League title.

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