Analysing Tottenham’s Next 5 Fixtures – – including North London Derby and Juventus clash
Tottenham Hotspur are enjoying another good season as they bid to finish in the top-four and most importantly win a trophy.
Only top-four won’t guarantee success for Mauricio Pochettino, who is yet to win silverware since becoming the Spurs manager. In fact, it has been more than a decade since we have won a trophy and that needs to change.
Due to Manchester City’s brilliance this season, all the other teams have been left to look ordinary. But make no mistake, Tottenham are on the right track under Poch and the Argentine needs time before he can give this team a taste of success.
A 2-0 win over Manchester United at Wembley was one of Poch’s highest points in his career. That win was followed by a truly deserving draw at Anfield on Sunday. Now let us shift the focus to our next five opponents and analyse how we can fare against them.
Tottenham v Newport County
Newport County did a terrific job when they held us 1-1 at home to book a replay at Wembley in the FA Cup. We host Newport tomorrow, and for all the liveliness and energy they showed at home, I don’t expect them to sustain for 90 minutes at Wembley.
A win is written all over the place for Spurs.
Tottenham v Arsenal
A lot of pride will be at stake when we host Arsenal in the intense North London derby on Saturday. Arsenal won the bragging rights at the Emirates, defeating us 2-0, and although they trounced Everton at the weekend with new signings Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan combining well, I see Spurs causing problems to their fragile defence.
Following our second-half display against Liverpool, Poch won’t sit back and defend but would rather look to make early inroads.
Juventus v Tottenham
It turned out to be a huge surprise when we beat the likes of Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund to finish as the toppers of our Champions League group. Our reward of topping the group came in the form of Juventus, who have not been at their very best this season, trailing table-toppers Napoli by a single point.
It would be a fascinating contest with both the teams eyeing for a lead in the first-leg. I believe we’ll take the game to the Italian giants at Turin.
Crystal Palace v Tottenham
Crystal Palace have been a different team under Roy Hodgson. Once touted to be relegated, the Eagles have shown resilience and grit to turn the results in their favour. Of late, they have made Selhurst Park a tough place for the opposition to come and play. Barring Arsenal, teams have struggled to play Palace at home.
So going by that fact, Spurs could face a tough challenge from Roy’s army. But with proper tactics and team selection, I see us getting a positive result on February 27.
Tottenham v Huddersfield Town
Huddersfield Town, for all the swagger and flavour they showed after being promoted, have faded down and they rightfully lie in the relegation zone.
At Wembley, I don’t see them springing a surprise. So it should be a clean win for Poch’s men on March 3.
“Most entertaining”, “The ending…” – Some Spurs fans love latest advert featuring accommodation partner
Tottenham posted a video of their tie-up with Hotels.com, our official accommodation partner, and it was an interesting video, to say the least.
Spurs players Christian Eriksen, Michel Vorm, Ben Davies and Juan Foyth participated in some “hotel-related” drills in the two-minute long ad.
It was fun to see Eriksen and co carrying luggage around an obstacle course while the Dane also dropped drinks glasses from his tray.
🙌 Tottenham Hotspur… at your service! 👌
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) September 24, 2018
There were a few laughs too as Vorm wasn’t able to fold the quilt in the right manner and some of the fans saw the funny side of the video.
Tottenham haven’t started the season well and were lucky to get all three points against Brighton in our previous game. However, it was nice to see the players having a great time in the fun advert.
The video certainly was done pretty well and the ending is something to behold too.
wasn’t gonna like it, but then the ending…
— Daniel Platt (@voodoochopstiks) September 24, 2018
The most entertaining thing spurs have produced this season 👏🏽👏🏽
— Tom Rossi (@TomRossi11) September 24, 2018
Pretty funny video from the players. Dele Alli and Son should of been in that video. It would of been even better. Lets go you Spurs!
— Hugue Chery (@CheryHugue) September 24, 2018
The most entertaining thing I’ve seen from us so far this season.
— Gin🇮🇹 (@Lamela11i) September 24, 2018
Glad to see Vorm done something good, shame it was with his feet.
— MrMojoRiS1n (Iain) THFC (@TidyboyTHFC) September 24, 2018
Only thing foyth has done all season
— mjryid (@mjryid) September 24, 2018
Any of them good at wiring?
— andrew scott (@andrews78771245) September 24, 2018
🤣🤣🤣🤣 at least we have it going on off the pitch
— Jonteau Coppin (@JonteauCoppin) September 24, 2018
Pretty funny but who won? 👏😊
— Allie and Panda (@Allie48347548) September 24, 2018
“Rather buy Ndombele”, “Ship has sailed” – Some Tottenham fans are split over summer target penning new deal
Grealish was one of the stars for the Villans last season but they missed out on promotion to the Premier League.
Villa aren’t doing well in the Championship as they lie 13th with 13 points from nine games. Grealish is yet to score for his boyhood club in the ongoing term.
With his selling price doubled, as per the report, some Tottenham fans weren’t sure about the club making a move for the player while a few blamed Daniel Levy for botching the transfer.
Breaking: Jack Grealish signs new Aston Villa contract.
— Spurs-Express (@Spurs_Express) September 24, 2018
I would rather buy ndombele with that amount
— Spurs Addict (@kylehotspurs) September 24, 2018
£60m for an average championship player 😂😂😂
— Jonathan McDonald (@jonathan_coys) September 23, 2018
This ship has sailed methinks. We were interested in a bargain but lost out in the poker game because their ownership changed.
— Gareth McCarter (@g2mcc) September 23, 2018
That ship has sailed. Oliver Skipp is the one to watch at Spurs. He’s the one to come through next. Luke Amos will also get his chances in domestic cups. If we buy a midfielder there is miles better value & potential than JG imho. Eg Doucoure
— Anthony Heard (@AnthonyH7) September 23, 2018
— Nathan A Clark (@NathanAClark) September 24, 2018
@SpursOfficial have missed a trick not moving for Maddison ahead of Grealish, Maddison had a much better season but Grealish worth more money apparently. Leicester got a bargain in my opinion.
— ChrisCOYS (@ChrisCOYS2) September 24, 2018
We don’t need anyone according to Lewis, Levy and Pochettino.
— Andrew Duncan (@andrewsduncan1) September 24, 2018
Grealish signs a new 5 year deal with Villa which means he’s signing for Spurs in January for 10 mil
— Aaron Howey (@aaronhowey) September 24, 2018
Grealish to join long list of Spurs near misses that go on to become big hits, usually at Chelsea https://t.co/jZZZ5QvEQW
— Tom Allnutt (@TomAllnuttAFP) September 24, 2018
(Video) Watch Tottenham’s new stadium’s artificial pitch lights functioning as work continues
Tottenham’s new stadium is inching towards completion as another new time-lapse video of our home was put up on YouTube.
The latest video shows a lot of pavement work being done outside. And the most interesting aspect of the clip is of our pitch.
Cranes can be seen operating on the surface inside the stadium. Once the vehicles leave, our artificial lighting can be seen moving about and illuminating the surface.
There is a lot of work still to be done on the exteriors and Tottenham haven’t communicated as to when our new home would be completed.
We had reported that Spurs quashed suggestions that the venue would not be ready before 2019.
Another allegation related to drug and alcohol abuse by the workers in the stadium was also refuted.
Tottenham had earlier claimed that the venue would be complete by 15th September, which was our clash against Liverpool.
Although a lot of effort is being taken to ensure the home is finished as quickly as possible, it is frustrating to see the stadium not looking close to completion as the pitch hasn’t been installed yet.
The planning for the stadium seems way off at the moment but hopefully, the team can produce a string of wins and take our minds off this delayed timeline.
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