Tottenham’s shock loss at the hands of Watford caught some of our players by surprise. One of them was Christian Eriksen, who spoke to Spurs TV post the defeat.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) September 3, 2018
We took the lead in the second half but allowed Watford to come back into the game. The Dane rightly pointed out that we didn’t take our chances and this was not good enough for a team that should challenge for the Premier League crown.
Eriksen didn’t have the best of games at Vicarage Road and the former Ajax man hinted at some complacency as he claimed that some Spurs players did not expect Watford to score.
Although Harry Kane and Dele Alli also drew blanks on Sunday, some Tottenham fans weren’t happy with the Dane’s performance.
A few believed that he should be benched while some doubted his form despite a quality season from the 26-year-old last time around.
Unpopular opinion but there’s no inbetween with Eriksens he’s either a passenger or a game changer – more so passenger in recent games – needs to be benched so he knows his place is under threat as he’s got it easy starting every game regardless of his performance
— Miles (@milescarroll3) September 3, 2018
To be honest sometimes he’s bang average and the amount of challenges he bottles or pulls out of is a joke
— Miles (@milescarroll3) September 3, 2018
Any idea when he’s going to turn up this season?
— YidArmyAndrew (@YidArmyAndrew) September 3, 2018
When you gonna do something Erikson? You’ve single handedly ruined my Fantasy Team. 9.5mil for 2 points every week.
— Dell 🏴 (@agbnufc) September 3, 2018
You were terrible Cristian
— Keelan Raffill (@KeelanJack21) September 3, 2018
You went missing again fella…plz stop pulling out of tackles and get stuck in! (Your team needs ya) 💪
— Dj Darkfella (@darkfella1) September 3, 2018
Did he play?
— RAmeur (@reedam1980) September 3, 2018
you were rubbish alongwith all your team mates , 3 centre backs and you still get out headed on 2 set pieces
— June Johnson (@JuneJoh61877685) September 3, 2018
Good one mate thought you’d be really satisfied with a defeat to Watford
— Hal (@THFC_Hal) September 3, 2018
No ones satisfied with you currently
— Ben (@2001_B17) September 3, 2018
— AlfieTheFailure (@AlfieTheFailure) September 3, 2018
Juan Foyth names former Manchester United star as his idol while growing up
Juan Foyth scored the winner in Tottenham’s game against Crystal Palace on Saturday. The youngster has been drafted into the Spurs first-team due to the injuries to Davinson Sanchez and Jan Vertonghen.
Despite a lack of Premier League minutes, the Argentine did well against Wolverhampton Wanderers but he gave away a couple of penalties.
The youngster was much better in the game against the Eagles and recently claimed an ex-Premier League defender was his choice when playing with friends.
The 20-year-old was quoted by the Mirror as saying:
“My idol when I was young was Kaka, but playing with friends, I always played centre-back and I’d say, ‘I’m Rio Ferdinand’. But I don’t know why.
“I was young, but I know he was an amazing centre-back. I’d play PlayStation and when I’d play with friends I’d say ‘I’m Rio Ferdinand’, but I don’t remember the games.”
The former Leeds United and Manchester United defender was one of the best during his playing days, and the Englishman won almost everything there is in club football.
Foyth has had a great start to his Premier League career with Tottenham, but the youngster has a long way to go before he can emulate the former defender.
For now, the former Estudiantes player’s stock is on the rise, and playing in the Premier League certainly is a big deal for the 20-year-old.
“Since when I was a kid, my dream was playing in the Premier League, so I’m enjoying it.”
Tottenham head into the international break with a spot firmly placed in the top four. Our next game is a huge clash against Chelsea at Wembley, and it will be interesting to see who plays in our defence on 24 November.
Tottenham set to receive transfer blow as Juventus steals a march for 19-year-old rising star
Tottenham face a huge task in signing Matthijs de Ligt as Juventus want Mino Raiola, the player’s agent, to discuss a possible transfer with the club director Fabio Paratici, according to Calciomercato (h/t Football.london).
De Ligt is one of the highest rated players current in Ajax and has been linked with Tottenham, as per the report.
Manchester City and Barcelona are also interested in the 19-year-old. The Italian report adds that De Ligt has accepted an invitation from the Serie A giants to visit the club too.
Tottenham could count on their relationship with Ajax regarding players signed in recent years. Christian Eriksen, Davinson Sanchez and Jan Vertonghen all joined Spurs from the Dutch giants, while Toby Alderweireld is a former Ajax player too.
Of course, it would be difficult to get into a bidding war with the two European giants. However, playing under one of the brightest managers in football could have its own benefits for a player like De Ligt.
Juan Foyth and Sanchez have gotten better under the management of Mauricio Pochettino. Hopefully, this factor and playing in possibly the toughest league in the world can sway De Ligt’s transfer to our direction.
“It is strange that Daniel asked for details like this” – Mauricio Pochettino surprised about his inputs for new stadium
Spurs expected to play at the new ground in September, however, the stadium has been hit by many delays and we are unsure when it will be ready for use.
Pochettino has seen Spurs start the Premier League season well and we are five points behind leaders Manchester City after 12 games.
The Argentine was quoted by the Mirror about Levy asking him for some inputs related to the stadium:
“It is strange that Daniel asked for some details like this because he is the architect and he loves this kind of thing.
“But yes, he asked, because we are the professionals and afterwards we are going to be using those different things at the stadium.”
Spurs were recently given clearance to play at Wembley till the end of the current campaign, should the stadium not be ready before the 2019-20 season, as per the Mirror.
We played all our home games at Wembley last season, and the new stadium certainly is taking much longer than expected to be completed.
Tottenham will have one of the best grounds in football once our new home is ready. Hopefully, Pochettino can lead us to a few titles once the venue is open.