Tottenham Hotspur take on Crystal Palace in the Premier League this weekend and will hope to bounce back from a poor showing in their 2-2 draw with Rochdale in the FA Cup.
It was a hard-fought battle at Rochdale and Mauricio Pochettino was understandably disappointed after our team conceded a stoppage-time equaliser. The 2-2 draw allowed the League Two opposition to set up a replay at Wembley. However, Spurs will be buoyant and will look to continue their good form when they travel to Selhurst Park to face Crystal Palace.
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Pochettino will have a fully-fit squad to choose from, with the exception being Toby Alderweireld, as Pochettino looks to extend our side’s 14-match unbeaten run in all competitions.
Alderweireld, who has just returned from a hamstring injury, has been restricted to only FA Cup competitions and he featured against Newport and Rochdale. But our gaffer has confirmed that the Belgian couldn’t finish the training session yesterday and will be assessed before a final decision is made.
“It was only Toby yesterday that could not finish the training session,” Pochettino told in his pre-match press conference ahead of the Palace game (quoted by Football.london).
“He suffered a small incident in the same leg. We are going to assess him today and tomorrow. We will see if he’s available for training and if it’s possible to be selected for the weekend. We hope it’s not a big issue.”
When asked about Alderweireld’s chances of featuring against the Eagles and regarding the player’s contract, the manager added:
“Look I told you, we are going to assess him tomorrow and until tomorrow we cannot decide nothing, if it’s possible to be, first of all to be training and second to be available to play.”
“I am not involved in negotiations. I never talk about rumours, what the media say or what happens around the club. It’s not my job. I cannot say nothing about that.
“I only not talk about injuries only for caution. He did not finish the training session but we need to assess him. It is in the same leg but I think it is a different area.”
If Alderweireld is ruled out, then Davinson Sanchez is expected to start alongside Jan Vertonghen in the middle of our defence this weekend.
January signing Lucas Moura marked his full Spurs debut with a goal in the 2-2 draw against Rochdale. Pochettino was asked about the Brazilian’s performance and the chances of the player starting this game, to which our boss replied:
“I think I was happy with his performance, his attitude and capacity to adapt to the group and to the club and to the team. It’s true it’s not easy to play when you haven’t played for seven months. Then everything is new.
“Of course, I’m so happy, the people are happy and the player is so happy. His team-mates are so happy with him, because of his behaviour, he’s so humble. He works hard every day to try to improve. That is so important. He’s a quality player, we hope that he shows and has the opportunity to show his quality here.”
Poch also said that Moura will be assessed as he played after a very long gap.
“We need to assess him too because he played 70 minutes after a long, long period that he didn’t play. We need to assess him. We’ll see. We have another training session tomorrow and we need to assess all the players.
“We have nearly everyone fit, nearly 24 players in a position to be selected, and of course we need to assess everyone and then we need to pick 18 players to play against Palace on Sunday,” he added.
It is expected to be an end-to-end battle at Selhurst Park as Palace, who are without a win since January will come all guns blazing against our team.
Let us hope to continue our good form and win all three points to keep the pressure on Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool.
“Helped me fall back in love with Spurs”, “Warrior” – Some Tottenham fans love former player’s tweet
Former Tottenham star Ryan Mason’s football career came to a premature end after he picked up a skull fracture while playing for Hull City.
The former Spurs was facing Chelsea and hung his boots in 2018 but is adored by many fans.
Now 27, the midfielder shared a video of him scoring a goal for us four years ago and what a strike it was from the Englishman.
4 years ago today! What a feeling 💙 pic.twitter.com/giCOFM2o4Q
— Ryan Mason (@RyanMason) September 24, 2018
This was Mason’s first goal for Spurs and it came in a League Cup fixture against Nottingham Forest.
The midfielder might not have been the most gifted player ever but he always gave 100% on the pitch and his move to Hull City, unfortunately, did not work out.
Mason played for numerous clubs in the English system, serving stints at Millwall, Yeovil Town and Doncaster Rovers.
The former Spurs star also had one cap for the England national side in 2015 and a number of fans tweeted their love for the player after his post.
You helped me fall back in love with Spurs, Ryan – you’ll always have a place in every fans’ heart 💙
— Spurs Stat Man (@SpursStatMan) September 24, 2018
Superb strike, Ryan! Watching you rise through the ranks meant so much to us fans. Hopefully we see you back home coaching at Hotspur Way soon. 💙 #OneOfOurOwn
— Lilywhite Spurs (@Lilywhite_Spurs) September 24, 2018
Was great watching you, Andros Townsend and Harry Kane coming through the ranks, means more to us fans than you probably realise.
— stu rice & peas (@inremotepart) September 24, 2018
On today’s reading that probably should of won the puskas goal of 2014 mate
— noname (@yiddooooo) September 24, 2018
Wow. 4 years. A moment that was pretty special. Thank you Ryan.
— SpursNews (@SpursNews1961) September 24, 2018
— Jon Mannings (@jonthfc) September 24, 2018
I was there behind the goal with one of my sons and what you don’t see on the clip is the moment you saw the ball go in you looked down and clenched both fists to your chest. #purejoy we loved that goal 👏👏👏👏👏
— Mark Levene (@LeveneMark) September 24, 2018
Still one of my fav strikes from a Spurs player🙌🏻 #youaintsavingthat
— Graham O’Brien (@GrahamScutzy) September 24, 2018
And then you started against Arsenal on the weekend, became a fan ever since 💙
— MagicalMoura (@ashleythezulu) September 24, 2018
Mason we love u
— Tanaka Gwatsvaira (@Jullo18) September 24, 2018
— Jamie Frost (@ospriet) September 24, 2018
“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
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