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Tottenham won their first game at Stamford Bridge since 1990, thanks to a great performance against Chelsea last weekend. A brace from Dele Alli and a wonder strike from Christian Eriksen got us the three points and we are now 8 points ahead of the Blues.

A player from the victorious squad of 1990, David Howells scored in that 2-1 win which also had Gary Lineker scoring a goal.

Howells, who was part of the White Hart Lane finale, was speaking to the club’s website and was happy that the club have finally defeated the Blues at the Bridge after such a long time.

“Every year I look out for this fixture and think ‘I’ll be getting a few calls that week!’ and although it’s been quite nice for me to get a mention, from the Club’s point of view it’s been a negative statistic, so to bury it is brilliant.

“We’ve been close over the years, played really well there on occasions but it hasn’t fallen for us and for one reason or another we haven’t got a result. The way we did it was class as well.”

Dele Alli

The former player also said that he likes the fact that the “team sticks to its principles”.

“It wasn’t going for us in the first half but we kept trying to do the right things, kept trying to do what the manager believes in and we never duck away from that.

“We kept trying to play. We did that at Liverpool as well. We don’t turn away from what we believe in and we’re good enough to do it.”

Christian Eriksen

Howells was also full of praise for Eriksen, who is having a wonderful season for the club. The former player also pointed out a lot of positives in a number of other players.

“It was a sensational goal from Christian before half-time to help turn it around and that shifted momentum. We kept playing and eventually, as in most games, we break teams down. It takes a special player to be able to score a goal like Dele’s first, and he’s a special player.

“Sanchez and Vertonghen were brilliant with and without the ball. Dier was outstanding. Dele’s a sensational player. We showed real composure to see it out at 3-1 and that’s about experience – the players have learned from their experiences over the last couple of years.”

We are indeed having a good season and I truly believe that this bunch of players deserve to win a trophy.

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“What a player he was”, “Great goal” – Some Spurs fans go down memory lane about former superstar’s incredible goal

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Glenn Hoddle

Glenn Hoddle

Glenn Hoddle was in the news recently as he ripped Tottenham’s defence to shreds post our defeat at San Siro.

The former player and manager wasn’t happy with the lack of commitment from the team and did make sense while criticising some players.

The Tottenham Twitter account posted an old video of Hoddle in his prime. The former player scored a wonderful goal in 1983 as he produced magic against Watford.

The touch, the turn and the finish are unbelievable, to say the least. The 60-year-old now enjoys his time as a pundit but is one of the best English players of his time and this goal more than proves it.

The midfielder won two FA Cups and a UEFA Cup with us during the 80s and it is no wonder some Spurs fans turned the clock back and praised Hoddle.

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Former Tottenham star refutes claims of wanting to leave the club

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Former Tottenham defender Kyle Walker has refuted claims from Mauricio Pochettino which suggested the player wanted to leave Spurs.

The Daily Mail reports that Pochettino’s book claimed that Walker wanted to leave at the end of the 2016/17 season.

However, the Manchester City man claims the Argentine did not view the defender as part of his plans. Walker was quoted by the Daily Mail as saying:

“He told me I wasn’t in his plan.”

The Englishman was further upset about Pochettino revealing these details which he thought was private.

“If he was going to do that he might as well have called a press conference and told everyone. He told one side of the story, but it’s a side of a story I don’t agree with.

“He said he had a witness in there, but he didn’t tell the correct story, no way. Up until now I have never said my part. I have stayed quiet and showed a level of respect to Tottenham and I always will.”

The right-back claimed he got his chances due to the manager but wanted everyone to know what really happened regarding his transfer to City.

Walker did pick up a Premier League title with Pep Guardiola last season but expressed his gratitude as well.

“I was young, needed to improve and he improved me.

“He taught me to look after myself, eat right and rest. I will never forget how much he did.”

The 28-year-old is one of the best right-backs in the Premier League but it was a bit concerning when we sold him and only had Kieran Trippier in the side.

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Tottenham have two quality right-backs in Serge Aurier and Trippier and the Englishman has certainly improved a lot in the last season or so.

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Former Tottenham manager blasts star for performance against Brighton

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Tottenham might have come up with all three points against Brighton but former manager Harry Redknapp was not happy with our defending in the final minutes of the game.

Spurs had raced into a 2-0 lead, thanks to goals from Harry Kane and Erik Lamela. However, Anthony Knockaert pulled one back for the hosts in the 93rd minute.

The Seagulls star had another chance in the 95th minute but shot straight at Paulo Gazzaniga and Redknapp was quoted by Football.london as he had a go at Danny Rose.

The Englishman was responsible for the first goal we conceded and was in attack mode during stoppage time too.

“He [Pochettino] will be bothered by that last minute because it was a nightmare. It’s a poor goal. They’re stretched.

“At this stage of the game you’ve got no need. You’ve got to manage the game not get yourself stretched like that with two minutes to go. Danny Rose shouldn’t be going forward if he’s exhausted. Stay where you are. Keep the clean sheet. Defend first and foremost.”

Erik Lamela

The former manager is right as we suffered a similar fate against Inter Milan a few days earlier. Two late goals from the Italians meant we started our Champions League journey with a loss and we could have dropped more points at the Amex too.

Fortunately, we held on for three points but Pochettino has a lot of work to do before we play like we did last season.

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Spurs are already six points behind league leaders Liverpool and we cannot afford any more mistakes for the remainder of the campaign.

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