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Pochettino hints at January spending to sort out Tottenham’s problems

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Mauricio Pochettino hints at January transfers to fix problems

Tottenham were sensationally beaten by Colchester United on penalties in the Carabao Cup.

Spurs fielded a much-changed side from the one that lost to Leicester City at the weekend. Tory Parrott, Oliver Skipp and Japhet Tanganga all started while Harry Kane wasn’t even in the squad.

We also featured several experienced players in the XI but couldn’t break down Colchester in 90 minutes.

Christian Eriksen
Christian Eriksen after his miss against Colchester

The game went to penalties, with Christian Eriksen and Lucas Moura missing their spot-kicks. Tom Lapslie didn’t miss the final effort from the spot as the Colchester fans invaded the pitch to celebrate a big win.

This was a disappointing performance from Spurs and Mauricio Pochettino claimed that having an unsettled squad isn’t helping us win games (h/t Football.london):

“When you have an unsettled squad always it’s difficult and you lose time and then you need time to recover the time you lose. That’s where we are.

“Maybe our performances are good but you need this extra, which is mental, connection, it’s energy to be all together, not to have different agendas in the squad.”

Pochettino also spoke about dipping in the winter transfer window and asked for patience to fix the problems:

“Look, I am only telling you how I feel. We are working so hard to try and put on the same page.

“We need time, we are going to have time to fix that.

“January is going to be a good opportunity to try and fix this type of situation and sort it.”

The manager added that he expected to keep working in the upcoming transfer windows to solve this problem.

Transfer issues for Tottenham

Spurs finally made a few signings in the summer after going two windows without adding a player. They also got rid of several players such as Michel Vorm, Fernando Llorente and Kieran Trippier, but didn’t add anyone for these positions.

Danny Rose and Christian Eriksen were two players who were linked with exits in the summer (h/t Sun), while Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen are free agents at the end of the season.

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The uncertainty regarding the future of certain players won’t help the side and hopefully, we can arrest this slide and beat Southampton at the weekend.

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Mourinho interested in bringing 38-year-old former La Liga hitman to Tottenham

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Jose Mourinho interested in moving for Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Jose Mourinho is interested in landing former Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, according to the Telegraph.

The Swede is available on a free transfer in January after his spell with the LA Galaxy ended.

Mourinho has worked with Zlatan in the past during their times at Inter Milan and United. The 38-year-old was signed by the new Tottenham manager in 2016 at Manchester and scored 26 goals for them.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is a free agent in the winter window (Image credit: Getty)

The Telegraph adds that such a move could suit Zlatan, given that we didn’t replace Fernando Llorente in the summer.

We don’t have a back-up for Harry Kane, however, there is interest from several Italian clubs for the Swede too (h/t Telegraph).

Zlatan only a short-term option

Tottenham see Ibrahimovic as a short-term solution and may not offer him the 18-month contract he desires (h/t Telegraph).

There are also concerns regarding his wages and Tottenham don’t want to damage their pay structure at the moment (h/t Telegraph).

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Jose Mourinho managed Ibrahimovic at Manchester United and Inter Milan (Image credit: Getty)

However, Ibra could be tempted to join the club as he could help us land a trophy with Mourinho by his side (h/t Telegraph).

We didn’t win anything under Mauricio Pochettino and it will be interesting to see if Mourinho can turn things around for us quickly.

Spurs could do with the talented Swede coming in, however, he is a tough character to deal with. Mourinho can work with that but Ibra would have to be on the bench for most games as Kane is our first-choice forward.

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The Swede has a ton of experience of playing for top clubs and has represented Ajax, AC Milan, Juventus and Barcelona during his illustrious career.

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Mourinho shares three transfer targets for Tottenham – including one Premier League star

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Jose Mourinho wants to sign Nemanja Matic, Ruben Dias and Bruno Fernandes

Jose Mourinho has shared his three main transfer targets to Daniel Levy, according to the Independent (h/t Express).

The report claims that Mourinho is hopeful of strengthening Tottenham in the winter window.

The three players that the new boss wants are Nemanja Matic, Ruben Dias and Bruno Fernandes (h/t Express).

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Bruno Fernandes scored 20 league goals for Sporting Lisbon in the last season (Image credit: Getty)

Mourinho knows Matic from their time at Chelsea and Manchester United. The Serbian midfielder is set to leave the Red Devils (h/t Express) and it will be interesting to see if the manager can nab him from his ex-club.

Portuguese stars to save Tottenham’s season?

Tottenham have struggled this season for consistency. We lie 14th in the Premier League and need a string of wins to close the gap on the top four.

Fernandes has been linked with a move to the Premier League too (h/t Express) and has been in fine form this season.

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Jose Mourinho was sacked by Manchester United last year (Image credit: Getty)

The 25-year-old has eight goals this season and could provide more attacking quality to the midfield.

The report claims that Fernandes could replace Christian Eriksen, who is a free agent at the end of the season.

Dias is an interesting name, given that he is one of the brightest defenders in Portugal. The 22-year-old has forced his way into the national team and could be a long-term replacement for Jan Vertonghen or Toby Alderweireld (h/t Express).

Tottenham didn’t spend a lot during the winter windows under former manager Mauricio Pochettino.

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It will be interesting to see if that changes in January as we start a new era with Mourinho at the helm.

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Spurs boss Mourinho interested in signing this 30-year-old La Liga veteran

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Jose Mourinho plots Gareth Bale return as new Tottenham manager

Jose Mourinho is planning an incredible move to re-sign Gareth Bale from Real Madrid.

The new Tottenham boss has a lot of work to do after a tough start to the season. Mauricio Pochettino was replaced by the former Real Madrid and Inter Milan manager, and there could be some big moves on the horizon.

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Gareth Bale helped Wales qualify for Euro 2020 (Image credit: Getty)

AS (h/t Sun) claims that Mourinho is plotting a move to bring Bale back to Tottenham. The Welsh winger joined Real from Spurs in 2013, however, he hasn’t had the best of relationships with current manager Zinedine Zidane (h/t Telegraph).

The 30-year-old seemed set to move to the Chinese Super League in the summer but Real blocked that move (h/t Sun).

Bale’s agent, Jonathan Barnett, has also claimed that a winter move from the Spanish capital would not take place (h/t Sun).

Euro 2020 celebrations could see Bale move

The Welshman helped his nation seal a place in Euro 2020 and his celebrations didn’t go down well.

Bale and his teammates held a Welsh flag which said “Wales. Golf. Madrid. In that order”.

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Jose Mourinho was sacked by Manchester United last year (Image credit: Getty)

That could open the door for Mourinho to swoop in but Manchester United are also keen on the 30-year-old (h/t Sun).

Bale could still do a job for a top club, but he isn’t a long-term solution given his age.

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It is going to be an interesting couple of months till the winter window for Mourinho. The Portuguese will have some time to judge the current crop of players and then make a decision on their futures.

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Tottenham boss Mourinho aims dig at former clubs with regards to playing young players

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Jose Mourinho aims dig at former clubs while speaking on Tottenham’s academy

Jose Mourinho has already taken a swipe at his former clubs regarding youth products.

The Portuguese became Mauricio Pochettino’s replacement after the Argentine was sacked.

Mou himself has been without a job since leaving Manchester United last year but seems ready to turn things around at Spurs.

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Jose Mourinho won three Premier League titles with Chelsea (Image credit: Getty)

The Portuguese doesn’t have a great track record of promoting youth players, however, he took a dig at his former clubs regarding this.

Tottenham have seen Harry Winks, Harry Kane and Kyle Walker-Peters come through the ranks, and Mourinho was open to handing young players chances.

The ‘Special One’ was speaking to the club’s channel and said (h/t Sun):

“There is not one manager in the world that doesn’t like to play young players and to help young players to develop – not one.”

Mourinho, however, claimed that his former clubs didn’t actually have a good system in place, unlike Tottenham:

“The problem is that sometimes you get into clubs where the work that is below you is not good enough to produce these players.

“So I look to our history and you see that the academy is always giving talents the first team need.

“Of course I always look forward to working with that profile.”

Spurs to make a winning start under Mou?

Our first game under Mourinho isn’t easy with trip to the London Stadium.

West Ham are also struggling under Manuel Pellegrini, and this could be a big match for both sides.

Tottenham need a win to get their season going, and we could put the West Ham manager under more pressure by beating them.

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Spurs lie 14th in the Premier League and are 11 points behind fourth-placed Manchester City.

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