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UEFA to work with Tottenham, FA and Wembley regarding pitch concerns

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UEFA have stepped in to work with Tottenham and the FA over the condition of the Wembley pitch, according to the Daily Mail.

Spurs play PSV in the Champions League next week and the report claims there could be more problems with the Wembley turf.

An NFL game was held on Sunday with Manchester City playing Spurs on Monday. The pitch didn’t look in great condition and still had numerous markings from the tie on Sunday.

UEFA released a statement on Tuesday (h/t Daily Mail) which read:

“UEFA is closely monitoring the situation at Wembley and working with the club, the FA and management of the stadium, to guarantee safe playing conditions for the Champions League match.”

The report adds that Wembley staff are not willing to wash over the surface and are working to ensure the pitch is playable.

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The ground staff had warned Spurs that the pitch could be damaged if we played against City on Monday, as per the report.

Tottenham have delayed moving into the new stadium as Daniel Levy confirmed we would be playing our home games at Wembley till the end of the year.

The pitch looked more like an NFL one as a giant logo of the league was visible when the two football teams kicked off on Monday.

Read more: “That’s why there were many mistakes” – Pep Guardiola blames pitch for errors and Erik Lamela’s miss

Mistakes were aplenty in the game as both teams couldn’t get going, and Erik Lamela also missed a glorious chance to score when the ball bobbled as he tried to shoot.

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Tottenham face competition from PSG for this 24-year-old Premier League defender

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Tottenham face additional competition for the signing of Manchester United defender Eric Bailly, according to the Daily Mail (h/t Express).

The United defender has been linked with a move to Spurs (h/t Express), however, the report claims that Paris Saint-Germain want to sign the 24-year-old.

The Ivorian hasn’t seen much playing time for United this season with only four starts to his name. His last game for the club was the 3-2 win over Newcastle United which came over a month ago.

The defender could be a quality addition to the side but Mauricio Pochettino has to work with Bailly to get the best out of him.

It has been a sapping time for the 24-year-old at United and the report adds that Spurs were tipped to sign the player having not signed anyone in the summer window.

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The report adds that the United chiefs are set to meet to discuss the Ivorian’s situation. It will be interesting to see if United are willing to let go of the player, especially to a Premier League rival.

Tottenham are five points behind Manchester City after 12 games and face Chelsea one we return to Premier League action in a week’s time.

Read more: Tottenham are keeping an eye on 18-year-old rising Brazilian talent

Pochettino has done a great job with the same set of players from last season, but we need to add some fresh faces to develop the team.

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Mauricio Pochettino pictured at Barcelona watching youth game during break

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Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino was busy during the international break as he was pictured watching a Barca B game recently.

Our next game is against Chelsea after the break is over, but it seems Pochettino wanted to keep an eye out for future talents from the Catalan side.

A report from Sky Sports adds that the gaffer and his coaching staff, Toni Jimenez and Jesus Perez, would be travelling to Barcelona for a conference to represent the Catalan Football Federation.

The Argentine was quoted (h/t Sky Sports) saying:

“The Catalan Federation asked us to go there and talk with the Catalan coaches, and I think it is a great opportunity to share, and explain how the Premier League is and Tottenham.”

Spanish reports (h/t Sky Sports) claim Pochettino could have been at the game to scout some Barcelona players.

Sky Sports adds that Spurs were interested in Barca B star Riqui Puig, who did play in the match Pochettino saw.

The manager knows the Spanish league well from his time at Espanyol, and given the history between Barcelona and his former employers, it will be interesting to see if we do snap someone up from the Catalan giants.

Read more: “It feels like our second home” – Tottenham star unsure about staying at Wembley for the rest of the season

Spurs didn’t sign any players in the summer window and our winter activity could decide if we go on to win a trophy or not this season.

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“It is definitely possible” – Harry Kane believes he can break this record for England

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Tottenham striker Harry Kane has Wayne Rooney’s record in sight as England prepare to face Croatia during the international break.

The former Manchester United striker played his last England game in our 3-0 win over the United States. Rooney ended his international career with 53 goals from 120 games.

Kane, for his part, has 19 goals for the Three Lions and was asked if he could break Rooney’s scoring record (h/t BT Sport).

“It is definitely possible.

“It is still a fair bit away, I don’t like to set my targets that far ahead in the future because a lot can happen.

“We will see over the years how many goals I have got. Hopefully I will still be fit and healthy and getting selected by the manager.

“It is achievable but not something I’m thinking about too much right now.”

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The clash against Croatia would be a repeat of the World Cup semi which England lost. A win over the Croatians would send England into the semi-finals of the UEFA Nations League but the away side will come with a lot of confidence.

Croatia defeated Spain in their last game, and Gareth Southgate has to be wary of the threat from the away side.

Read more: “Already better than Otamendi” – Some Tottenham fans lavish praise on youngster after MOTM performance against Mexico

Kane will be one of the key players in this clash, and hopefully, he will score a few goals at Wembley.

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