Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino spoke about Kieran Trippier’s injury after the right-back was substituted late on in the 1-0 win over Newcastle United.
The former Burnley defender had to be replaced in the 83rd minute due to what looked like a knee injury and Pochettino was quoted by Football.London as saying:
“We need to wait until tomorrow, after tomorrow we will assess. I hope and I wish it is not a big issue. Of course we are a little concerned about the situation, only the wishes and I hope that it is not a big issue and he can be ready and fit to play the World Cup. I think it was a twist of his knee.”
That would be a big concern for the English team as another defender seems set to miss the World Cup, with Liverpool’s Joe Gomez going under the knife and getting work done on his ankle.
That would free up a spot for the right-back slot and with five weeks to go, Trippier now faces a race against time to get back to full fitness.
The 27-year-old has done a pretty good job for us since Kyle Walker moved to Manchester City at the start of the season. The former Burnley man has 8 assists to his name this season and has played 27 games in the Champions League and the Premier League.
The match against Newcastle was an important one for us as the three points ensured our entry into next season’s Champions League. That was a great achievement from the side and playing in our new stadium will be an added bonus as we look to pick up a title under our manager.
Pochettino has made us one of the best teams in the world and he has had a hand in turning Trippier into a quality player too. Hopefully, the Englishman will be part of the World Cup in Russia and lead England to some sort of glory too.
“My dream to coach Tottenham is not easy” – Former Spurs striker speaks out about his dream role
Former Tottenham striker Mido has claimed that his dream is to manage Spurs. The Egypt striker wasn’t prolific in front of goal with 11 goals being his best return at the club.
The retired football spent time at Roma, Marseille and Middlesbrough amongst other clubs and was quoted by Kingfut as saying:
“My dream to coach Tottenham is not easy. I am not English but I am trying to do the right steps, having the right education and maybe try to be an assistant somewhere for two or three years.
“I had an offer to become assistant of Aguirre with Egypt but I don’t think it was right for me at the moment.”
The 35-year-old has plenty of managerial experience but it has mostly been with clubs from Egypt. Mido picked up a couple of trophies with Zamalek and even spoke about leaving Tottenham for more football.
The striker added that he is still picking up his coaching batches as he wants to make it big.
“Education is very important, I am in my last steps for acquiring my coaching badges. If you don’t have the right education as a coach you will not make it to the top level.”
Spurs currently have a great manager in Mauricio Pochettino and we have grown greatly under the Argentine.
Mido might not be ready for a top job in England, but it will be interesting to see how he would channelise his aggression on the touchline.
“We know we have to win” – Tottenham star puts pressure on team ahead of PSV clash
Tottenham star Erik Lamela has put pressure on the club to go out and win against PSV Eindhoven on Wednesday.
Spurs lost their opening two games in their Champions League group, just like PSV, and have to beat the Dutch side if they have any chance of making it into the next round.
Barcelona beat us 4-2 while we lost in the last minute against Inter Milan in our group opener.
Lamela has been one of the stars for Spurs this season and was quoted by the Daily Star as saying:
“We know we have to win. Unfortunately we started the Champions League by losing in Milan.
“After, we lost against Barcelona and we will not have too many more chances, so we have to win.”
The Argentine scored in our 1-0 win over West Ham recently and his form will be crucial in getting all three points against the Dutch team.
Spurs need a bit of a miracle to make it into the next round and the next two clashes against PSV will be important.
Six points from the two games should give us a fighting chance of qualifying for the knockout rounds. Anything less than that, and we might need to defeat Barcelona or Inter Milan in our final group games, which won’t be an easy task.
31-year-old Tottenham star does not believe Spurs is his final club
Tottenham captain Hugo Lloris doesn’t believe he will finish his career at the London club. The Frenchman was taking part in a Q+A session with Telefoot (h/t Evening Standard) and was asked if Spurs would be his final club.
The former Lyon keeper said: “I don’t think so.”
The report adds that should Lloris see out his current contract with Spurs, he would have spent a decade at the club.
The keeper helped the France national side to the World Cup in 2018 but claimed there were no offers for him post the victory.
Lloris has been one of the best keepers in the world in recent years and claimed his future at the club is dependent on our manager.
“My future is tied to Mauricio’s. That is certain.”
The report adds that Pochettino signed a new contract with Spurs in the summer but has been linked with Manchester United and Real Madrid.
Pochettino is one of the best managers in the world and it comes as no surprise that others are interested in him.
Lloris, for his part, has done very well at Tottenham and is only 31. The Frenchman seems to be hitting his prime at the club, which is a huge bonus for us. The only thing he has to work on is removing the minor errors in his game, which hasn’t cost us much.
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