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Tottenham failed to show up, again, on the big stage as their European hopes were dashed for yet another season. The London side knew that they had to defeat Gent by two clear goals after losing the first leg 1-0 but were held to a 2-2 draw at Wembley.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side started brightly and took a deserved lead through Christian Eriksen but Harry Kane scored an own goal and made it 1-1 in the first half.

The need for cool heads was an important requirement in the game but Dele Alli showed his immaturity by getting sent off after a ridiculous challenge in the first half.

Tottenham still tried to get going and Victor Wanyama scored in the second half to give them hopes of making it into the next round but Jeremy Perbet scored to take Gent through to the next round.

Wembley does seem to be a curse for Spurs and here are the player ratings for the side.

Hugo Lloris – 6/10

The French keeper couldn’t really do much to stop the two goals that he conceded but he didn’t have much to do apart from that.

Eric Dier – 5/10

Dier didn’t do much wrong but he was partly responsible for the second goal that Tottenham conceded.

Toby Alderweireld – 7.5/10

Alderweireld was the best centre-back from the three being played and didn’t do much wrong in the game.

Jan Vertonghen – 7/10

Vertonghen did alright as well, he did have a couple of crazy shots which went wide when he could have passed to another player.

Kyle Walker – 7/10

The Englishman was great bombing forward and his link up play with Eriksen was great too.

Victor Wanyama – 7.5/10

Wanyama didn’t have the best of first halves as he gave the ball away a number of times but he showed his quality in the second half when he stepped up.

Mousa Dembele – 7/10

One of the few players that stepped up when Tottenham went down to 10 men, the Belgian was good for the side and was replaced on the 75-minute mark.

Ben Davies – 6.5/10

Davies looked good on the ball, after a few torturous outings. He could have done more in attack though for Tottenham.

Christian Eriksen – 7.5/10

Eriksen gave Tottenham the lead in the game and also created the second but his finishing wasn’t the best on the night.

Dele Alli – 2.5/10

Can’t say much about Alli, he let everyone down on a night where he should have starred.

Harry Kane – 5/10

Try as he might, Kane couldn’t change the fortunes of the team and he did miss a few chances and scored an unfortunate own goal.


Heung-Min Son – 6.5/10

Another player that had an off day at Wembley, Son had a chance to score but blew it.

Harry Winks – NA

The youngster tried to do his best for Spurs but failed to get them the goal that they needed, even though he had a decent chance late on.

Vincent Janssen – NA

The striker was brought on late in the game but couldn’t help Spurs out.


Pochettino rejected the chance to swap Christian Eriksen for this world-class Serie A star



Spurs transfer news: Pochettino rejected the chance of Dybala-Eriksen swap

The Daily Mail reports that Mauricio Pochettino rejected a deal which would have seen Paulo Dybala replace Christian Eriksen at Tottenham.

The Argentine attacker had a below-average season last time around while Eriksen had spoken about taking up a new challenge after the Champions League final.

The Dane is out of a contract at the end of this season, and the report claims that Pochettino was hopeful that Eriksen would sign a new deal with the club.

Christian Eriksen

The manager refused to enter negotiations with Juventus, but the Italian giants are among the favourites to sign the Tottenham star alongside Barcelona (h/t Daily Mail).

Tottenham cannot sign any players now while Eriksen is free to negotiate with foreign teams in January given that his contract is expiring.

Spurs failing with talks

The report adds that Tottenham have failed with their attempts of a contract renewal for the Danish midfielder and Eriksen is not willing to accept a new offer from the club.

Paulo Dybala

Losing Eriksen for a free would be a major blow for Spurs and hopefully, we can get some money by selling the Dane in the January window, just as we did with Mousa Dembele.

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The 27-year-old is one of the best in the Premier League and it will be interesting to see how we deal with this situation in the coming months.

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Tottenham send scouts to watch 16-year-old who starred against PSG



Spurs transfer news: Tottenham scout Rennes youngster Camavinga

The Daily Mail reports that Tottenham had sent scouts over to watch Eduardo Camavinga in action against Paris Saint-Germain at the weekend.

The 16-year-old put up an excellent display against the French champions and helped Rennes defeat the Parisians.

The defensive midfielder set up the match-winning goal and was excellent throughout the night as PSG struggled to get the better of Rennes.

Eduardo Camavinga

The report claims that Manchester City and Arsenal also sent scouts to watch Camavinga at the weekend, and Tottenham were interested in the teenager last season too.

The Angola-born midfielder has also gained the attention of Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid (h/t Daily Mail), and the youngster is already being compared to another French talent, Paul Pogba.

Camavinga has a long way to go in his career but he is one of the brightest talents coming through the French system.

Tottenham have already raided France this summer

Spurs made one of the best moves in the summer by landing Tanguy Ndombele, and the Frenchman has been one of the bright spots so far this season.

Camavinga could be a great addition to the team but we need to see how he does in the coming months.

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Last season saw him break into the Rennes senior team and if he can continue his performances at a high level, there will be some serious offers for the 16-year-old.

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“Mistake”, “For shame” – Some Tottenham fans can’t believe in-form star has been omitted by national side



Latest Spurs news: Lo Celso called-up for Argentina squad but Lamela omitted

Tottenham’s summer signing Giovani Lo Celso got a few minutes in the 2-2 draw against Manchester City and has been called up for the Argentina national team squad.

The former Real Betis and PSG midfielder featured for the side in their Copa America journey during the summer, and it will be interesting to see if he starts for us in our next game.

The 23-year-old is one of the most talented players from South America but needs time to adjust to the league after joining Tottenham on deadline day.

Although Lo Celso has done well in the past season, there was one surprise omission from the call-up list.

Where is Coco?

Erik Lamela has been one of the bright spots for Spurs this season and had two important moments in the draw against the Cityzens. The Argentine caught Ederson out of position for our first equaliser and it was his delivery that Lucas Moura turned into the net in the second half.

Lamela struggled for fitness in the previous campaign, but he could be an important player for us this season.

Tottenham didn’t sign any wingers in the summer and if Lamela stays fit, we should see more magic from the Argentine.

Many Tottenham fans were pleased for Lo Celso but were surprised at Lamela’s exclusion.

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Tottenham star uninterested in £200,000-a-week contract as he eyes exit



Spurs transfer news: Eriksen won’t enter contract talks despite £200,000-a-week offer

Christian Eriksen is out of a contract at the end of the season and the Mirror claims that the Dane has received no offers from other clubs so far.

The Dane is one of the best in the Premier League and Tottenham’s officials are confused as to why the midfielder isn’t sitting down for contract talks (h/t Mirror).

The report claims that Eriksen has been offered £200,000-a-week by Spurs, and that would make him one of the highest earners under Mauricio Pochettino.

However, the Dane wants a move to either Barcelona, Juventus or Real Madrid (h/t Mirror).

The European transfer window is open until 2nd September, and Tottenham can sell players to foreign clubs.

Eriksen is playing a dangerous game

The report adds that Eriksen’s representatives aren’t willing to discuss a new contract with Spurs. However, none of the clubs has made any inclination to sign the Tottenham star.

This leaves Eriksen’s future in limbo and he could remain at Tottenham beyond the window should a club fail to register a quality bid.

Christian Eriksen
Christian Eriksen celebrates against Everton

Dealing with Daniel Levy will be another problem for any club wanting to sign Eriksen, but Spurs have to play the game right.

Losing Eriksen for free would be a major error in our transfer business as we could get a decent sum from his sale this summer.

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However, keeping him until the end of this season could see him join a Premier League rival, which would be a huge blow for us.

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