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“Needs to go”, “Its over”: Some Tottenham fans lash out at first-team star after shock loss to Colchester

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Tottenham fans rage at Christian Eriksen’s performance in loss to Colchester United

Tottenham’s poor start to the season continued after they were dumped out of the Carabao Cup by Colchester United.

Spurs dominated possession and had the better chances, but could not break down a dogged Colchester team. The League Two side grew into the game but didn’t have a shot on target against a changed Spurs team.

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Christian Eriksen after his miss against Colchester

Troy Parrott was handed a start while Oliver Skipp and Japhet Tanganga were part of the XI. Tottenham started with several experienced players such as Eric Dier, Dele Alli, Lucas Moura, Ben Davies and Davinson Sanchez but it just wasn’t enough.

We also had close to 75% possession of the ball but couldn’t make inroads into the Colchester defence.

Penalty misses hurt Spurs

Christian Eriksen hasn’t been at his best since the opening weeks of the season. The Dane was brought on in the second half, with Erik Lamela and Son Heung-min also joining him from the bench.

However, the trio just couldn’t get things done in the final third. The clash ended 0-0 in normal time as both sides prepared for penalties.

Christian Eriksen

Eriksen was the first player to take the penalty and his weak effort was saved easily. Paulo Gazzaniga brought us back into the shootout by saving Jevani Brown’s attempt.

Lucas Moura smacked his kick off the crossbar and Tom Lapslie converted his effort to take the League Two side through. This was Mauricio Pochettino’s first defeat to lower league opposition in cups since arriving in England.

The manager had faced 18 clashes against lower league sides in cup competitions prior to this, and it will be interesting to see how we bounce back from this shock.

Many Spurs fans were upset at the loss on Tuesday night, and directed their anger at Eriksen.

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Tottenham youth academy graduate completes Championship switch

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Paris Maghoma completes transfer to Championship side Brentford

Tottenham youth graduate Paris Maghoma is set to join Championship side Brentford in the January transfer window. (h/t Tottenham)

The 18-year-old midfielder who came through the Spurs youth academy has featured 11 times for the Under-23s this season, with an additional four appearances in the Under-19 UEFA Youth League.

Paris is the younger brother of professional footballersJacques Maghoma and Christian Maghoma. All three Maghoma brothers came through the Tottenham youth academy and were let go without a senior appearance to their name.

Paris Maghoma

Maghoma will initially join up with Brentford’s B team. Brentford B manager Neil MacFarlane has voiced his excitement at helping the player realize his potential.

“He’s a very talented player, an advanced midfield player who likes to create. I think we can help him in terms of his goal tally and work without the ball, if we can marry all of those aspects together then we’ll have a really good player.”

McFarlane also went on to state that the club is committed to help the youngster progress through the ranks to the first team.

“We want to give him an opportunity to progress to the first team and we’ll be working with him every single day in that respect.”

Brentford are currently third in the Championship as the Bees chase promotion to the English Premier League. If all goes well, Maghoma could be plying his trade in the first tier of English football next season.

No financial details were disclosed about the transfer.

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Tottenham have also loaned out youngster Jack Clarke to Championship side Queens Park Rangers.

The 19-year-old winger was recalled from a disappointing loan at Leeds United this month. He will now look to make up for lost time at Rangers. Curiously he could make his QPR debut this week against Leeds United.

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Tottenham boss Mourinho interested in signing Man City ace for £51m

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Mourinho is keen on signing Joao Cancelo from Manchester City

Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho is interested in Manchester City’s Joao Cancelo (h/t Daily Mail)

According to El Desmarque (h/t Daily Mail), Mourinho has spoken to the Portuguese international about a potential move to Tottenham Hotspur.

Cancelo joined City from Juventus for £27.5million plus Danilo in the summer. He has often played second fiddle to Kyle Walker at right-back this season.

Joao Cancelo

The 25-year-old has made 18 appearances for the Citizens this season and has scored 1 goal. Cancelo is said to be keen for more playtime and could be open to a move to North London.

With Danny Rose out of favor and Serge Aurier more unreliable than not, right-back is a position that features prominently in Mourinho’s Spurs rebuild.

Tottenham are working on a deal in the region of £51m for the defender. A strong passer and dribbler, Cancelo can also play on the other flank.

The Portuguese international is mainly known for his speed, energy, and offensive capabilities. He has good technical skills, creativity and crossing ability. Cancelo is capable of playing as a full-back or winger on either flank, although he usually plays on the right.

It remains to be seen how the emergence of Japhet Tanganga affects Spurs’ resolve to bring in a new player rather than develop the impressive youth product.

The player is also being tracked by Spanish giants Barcelona .

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Cancelo was nominated for the Serie A team of the year in 2017 and 2018. He was also a part of the Portuguese squad that won the UEFA Nations Cup in 2019.

He has won 16 caps for the Portuguese national team at the senior level and has scored 3 goals.

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Tottenham interested in signing for 20-year-old Croatian available for £4.3m

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Tottenham are interested in HNK Rijeka’s Ivan Lepinjika

Tottenham are interested in Croatian midfielder Ivan Lepinjika. (h/t Football London)

The 20-year-old midfielder who plays for HNK Rijeka in the Croatian first tier is said to cost around £4.3 million.

The midfielder joined Rijeka from Third-tier club Pazinka in 2013. He has since played 32 times for Rijeka and scored 1 goal. (h/t Whoscored)

Ivan Lepinjika

Leipinjika spent the first half of last season at second division side Zadar, where he scored 2 goals in 14 appearances.

He then returned to Rijeka at the beginning of 2019, making his first-team debut in a 4-2 win over NK Rides. He has since been a regular starter for the Croatian outfit.

An everpresent this season, the 20-year-old featured prominently in the Europa League Qualifiers. Unfortunately, his team crashed out against Gent preventing the player from taking his game to a larger audience.

The player does appear to have disciplinary issues and has picked up 6 bookings this season.

HNK Rijeka expert Ivan Zezelj has gone on record comparing Lepinjica to Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba.

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The midfielder is also reportedly being scouted by Chelsea, Leeds United and West Bromwich Albion with the Blues said to have offered £3 million for the player.

Rijeka are said to be holding out for £4.3 million. Whether Tottenham believe the player is worth the amount or not remains to be seen.

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Twitter reacts to Jack Clarke joining Queens Park Rangers on loan

QPR have signed Jack Clarke on loan from Tottenham until the end of the season. (h/t Sky Sports)

The 19-year old winger had a medical with the Hoops on Wednesday and completed his move yesterday.

“I am delighted and looking forward to getting started. Hopefully I can kick on and help the team.”

Rangers are understood to have beaten Championship side Middlesbrough, as well as Scottish champions Celtic, to sign Clarke.

Jack Clarke

Clarke was initially on loan at Championship leaders Leeds United. The player was called back after having had played just 19 minutes in the Championship this season.

The youngster is said to be keen to continue his development under Mark Warburton at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium. The chance to work under Warburton has been mentioned as a key reason for the player choosing to sign with QPR.

“He was one of the main factors in me coming here – in terms of how he wants to play football and how he sees me fitting in.”

Clarke signed for Spurs from Leeds last summer before being immediately loaned back to Elland Road. He made just three appearances this season forcing Tottenham to recall him in the January transfer window.

The youngster was one of the rising stars in the Championship last season, often as an impact substitute. Clarke will join up with Spurs team-mate Luke Amos, who is already on loan at QPR.

Clarke could make his QPR debut this Sunday, curiously against Leeds United.

Tottenham fans were glad to know that the promising youngster can continue his development with QPR. Some of them have taken to Twitter to express their joy at the transfer.

Twitter reacts to Jack Clarke’s QPR loan

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