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Mauricio Pochettino offered a sense of relief for Tottenham fans after claiming that there is nothing to worry about Son Heung-min‘s fitness following their victory on Saturday.

After two mediocre performances in their last two Premier League outings against Manchester City and Sunderland, the north London club got back on track with a crucial 1-0 triumph over relegation candidates Middlesbrough at White Hart Lane.

The closeness of the scoreline highlights that it was a tense and tight affair as the visitors pinned most of their players in the own half and defended in numbers, while looked to break on the counter-attack. The latter plan did not work as the Lilywhites’ backline was largely untroubled despite missing key starters like Danny Rose and Jan Vertonghen. As it looked like Aitor Karanka’s men were going to foil Spurs from a victory, all those efforts came undone when Harry Kane slotted home his 14th goal of the campaign from the penalty spot in the 58th minute. It was the club’s seventh successive home win, and they remain 2nd in the league, 9 points behind toppers Chelsea.

The only blot for the home side was seeing Son Heung-min, who won the spot kick, picking up a knock and eventually being replaced by Moussa Sissoko nearing the closing stages of the match.

The 24-year-old has been an integral part of the north London side since arriving from Bayer Leverkusen in 2015. He has racked up seven goals and laid on three assists so far this season, and does offer an alternate attacking dimension for Pochettino.

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However, the former Southampton boss assured the fans at full-time that the knock wasn’t too bad.

“He had a knock if you remember from the previous action but it’s not a big issue,” the 44-year-old told his post-match press conference.

“Yes, [it was tactical substitution] to try to help the team at 1-0 and refresh the team in that moment. It wasn’t because it was an injury.”

Next test for Tottenham is an away tie at Anfield against Liverpool on Saturday. Jurgen Klopp’s men continue their torrid run of form since the start of the year as they were humbled by Hull City 2-0 away from home on Saturday. They are definitely struggling to break down stubborn teams who are tactically outsmarting them by dropping bodies deep. For sure, Spurs won’t be following the similar ideology which makes the match mouth-watering. If Spurs could return to London with three points, the Reds’ hope for Champions League qualification is certainly over.

The following match will see them squaring off Gent in the Europa League at the Ghelamco Arena.

Meanwhile, Karanka’s side will carry on their Premier League survival quest when they take on Everton at home next weekend.

 

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Premier League manager confirms that 22-year-old Tottenham target could be sold for the right price

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Tottenham target James Maddison would be sold if the right bid is submitted

Leicester City star James Maddison has been on the up since his move from Norwich City.

The 22-year-old midfielder is one of the most creative players in the Premier League and was recently called up to the senior England squad.

Moving from the Championship to the Premier League was a seamless transition for the youngster, and Football.london reports that Maddison was linked with Tottenham in the summer.

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James Maddison

The report adds that Manchester United were also keen on the Englishman and speculation about his future will continue until January.

Leicester decided to sell Harry Maguire for a record fee in the summer and Brendan Rodgers told that the Foxes could be tempted to sell other stars for the right price. The former Liverpool manager was quoted by Leicester Live saying (h/t Football.london):

“In a player’s career, there will always be that temptation.

“This is a club that doesn’t want to sell its best players, but of course, if there’s a valuation that is met, which meets what the club perceive the player to be worth, then there will be a discussion.”

However, Rodgers didn’t want to lead teams on with bids for Maddison just yet:

“But it’s not something we want to invite. James is very much a talented player for us.

“He still has lots of improvements to make as a young player.”

Rodgers added that he was a “realist” and knew how the market works, but wanted to keep hold of his starlets.

A perfect player for Spurs?

Maddison would be a wonderful addition to the side and given Mauricio Pochettino’s history of working with young players, we would see the best out of the Englishman.

The 22-year-old has to keep on producing the goods in the midfield, and he should get a big move sooner than later.

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Hopefully, Spurs can beat off competition from the likes of United and land Maddison.

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Tottenham could be handed major boost with three stars set to return for Leicester clash

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Tottenham could see three defenders return for Leicester City clash

Tottenham have to dust themselves off after the 2-2 draw against Olympiakos as they face Leicester City at the weekend.

The 4-0 win over Crystal Palace seems long gone in memory as we squandered a 2-0 lead in Greece on Wednesday.

Our Champions League campaign hasn’t started off well and neither has our Premier League season.

Apart from some unexpected results, Tottenham have had injury concerns, but Football.london reports that Danny Rose and Serge Aurier should be back in action against the Foxes.

The pair was left behind for the clash against Olympiakos in midweek as Mauricio Pochettino is expected to rotate his side in the coming weeks.

The return of Foyth

Juan Foyth hasn’t played a minute for Spurs this campaign after injuring his ankle during pre-season.

The versatile defender, who can play as a centre-back or right-back, is also expected to make his return to the team against the Foxes. The Sun reports that the Argentine has returned to full training and is in line to make his debut on Saturday.

Foyth could solve our right-back problems as Davinson Sanchez’s move to that position hasn’t worked out all that well.

Having Rose and Aurier on the opposite sides should provide us with a greater attacking threat from the full-back positions while Foyth’s natural position is central defence.

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Tottenham have to be wary of the threat possessed by Leicester. The Foxes have already done well against Chelsea this season, and it will be interesting to see how we fare at the King Power stadium.

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“Just drop him”, “Disgrace” – Some Tottenham fans lash out at key star after Olympiakos draw

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Tottenham fans lash out at Christian Eriksen after poor performance against Olympiakos

Tottenham’s start in the Champions League didn’t go as planned as they threw away a two-goal lead against Olympiakos.

Spurs had more talented players compared to their opponents, but the home side showed a lot of spirit and heart as they clawed back from 2-0 down.

Things started brightly for us as we scored via Harry Kane and Lucas Moura. We didn’t play all that well but a team with our quality should have been able to keep the opposition at bay and close out the game.

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However, Daniel Podence got one back for the hosts before Mathieu Valbuena scored from the spot in the second half. The game opened up a bit in the final minutes as both teams tried to get the third goal, but we had to be content with a point from the first game.

There were several Tottenham players who struggled on the night but some fans picked on one player in particular.

Eriksen has a tough night in Greece

The Dane hasn’t been consistent this season, and it will be interesting to see how he responds at the weekend against Leicester City. Eriksen’s future is also in doubt as the midfielder is out of a contract at the end of the season, and he could leave on a free transfer next summer.

Many Tottenham fans were frustrated with the performance of the 27-year-old and lashed out at the Dane on Twitter.

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Spanish expert explains why Tottenham star didn’t join Real Madrid in the summer despite agreeing on terms

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Guillem Balague explains why Christian Eriksen didn’t join Real Madrid in the summer

Guillem Balague highlighted Zinedine Zidane’s struggles at Real Madrid this season after the Frenchman took the job again. The legend left Real at the start of the previous campaign only to be reinstated after a run of poor results.

Real haven’t been all that great this season either and were beaten by Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League last night.

Tottenham also didn’t fare too well as we drew with Olympiakos on the night as several stars struggled.

Christian Eriksen was one of the stars who failed to do the job for Spurs, and Balague wrote in his BBC column that Madrid had agreed on terms with the Dane.

The Spanish expert suggested that the deal didn’t take place because Zidane wanted Paul Pogba, but the inability to sell other players also was an issue (h/t BBC):

“The club had agreed terms with Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen and Ajax’s Donny van de Beek, but Zidane stopped the moves because Pogba was the midfielder he wanted.

“The reality is that Zidane and the club were hoping to sell Isco, Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez, but no offers were forthcoming.”

The expert further added that Manchester United had no intention of selling Pogba in the summer, and Zidane is using the current players to prove they aren’t good enough.

Eriksen wasn’t the only player struggling last night

The Dane wasn’t the only Spurs star struggling in the previous game with our defence all over the place.

We were slightly fortunate not to concede a third goal and need to improve at the back.

Eriksen is a free agent at the end of the season, and it will be interesting to see what happens with him in the January window.

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Spurs could sell him in the winter window or lose him for nothing next summer.

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