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Fan rant of the day: Things aren’t all doom and gloom yet since Spurs have their biggest weapon in Mauricio Pochettino

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Harry Kane was injured in Tottenham’s 1-0 loss to Manchester United

Things just don’t look great for Tottenham at the moment. We lost to Manchester United after dominating the game, Harry Kane picked up what looks to be a serious injury, Moussa Sissoko also got injured and teams are breathing down our necks in the Premier League table.

There is still more bad news for Spurs as Son Heung-min, arguably the in-form player left to play for the national side for the second time this season.

Our Premier League hopes lie in tatters after defeats to Wolves and United, and we have a packed schedule to deal with.

There are so many things that are conspiring against us but if there is one thing that we have going for us, that has to be Mauricio Pochettino.

The best manager in the Premier League

Tottenham certainly deserved to win the game against United but David de Gea decided to wake up and play out of his skin in a season where he has struggled to perform.

Mauricio Pochettino of Tottenham

Mauricio Pochettino of Tottenham

The loss didn’t hurt as much as seeing Kane limp off, and with Son leaving for the Asian Cup, our options are limited up front.

Fernando Llorente has to be the one that leads the line, and even though he hasn’t done well in the Premier League for us, Pochettino should be able to tweak the team around and get us playing some decent football.

Lucas Moura and Erik Lamela must be in the running to play as a striker or a False 9, and Dele Alli could do the job for us too.

Lucas Moura celebrates for Tottenham

Our upcoming fixtures are a bit of a mixed bag as we play some teams we should beat on paper (Fulham, Newcastle and Leicester City) and we take on some unpredictable sides such as Chelsea, Watford and Crystal Palace.

Pochettino would have a plan for all these teams, and it will take his brilliant tactical mind to ensure we defeat each side.

The Argentine deployed wing-backs to great effect last season and then we reverted to a back-four. This season we have played a diamond formation in midfield with two strikers, and it will be interesting to see what he brings out in the coming weeks.

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Daniel Levy and Mauricio Pochettino of Tottenham

It would be great if Daniel Levy brought out his cheque-book and signed a player or two to ease Poch’s problems, but that is unlikely to happen in January.

Pochettino spoke positively after the loss to United and even claimed the second half was the best 45 minutes of football we had played under him.

This includes some fantastic performances, and it is this kind of positivity that can keep the players going after a bit of a downer in recent weeks.

Read more: Tottenham talisman faces four weeks out due to injury sustained against Manchester United

Spurs might be down to their bare bones due to injuries and players leaving, but if anyone can pull us out from the rut and ensure we keep performing to our best levels, it is Pochettino.

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Tottenham to test AS Roma’s resolve as they consider €50m bid for 19-year-old Italian international

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Spurs transfer news: Tottenham consider bidding €50m for AS Roma’s Nicolo Zaniolo

La Repubblica (h/t Calciomercato) claims that Tottenham have entered the race to sign highly-rated Italian youngster Nicolo Zaniolo.

The newspaper claims that Tottenham are considering a €50m bid as they look to convince Roma to part ways with the 19-year-old.

Zaniolo only joined Roma last season from Inter Milan and has been one of the bright spots for the Serie A side.

The 19-year-old has recorded six goals and two assists so far this season. Zaniolo is capable of playing as a central midfielder but can do a job on the wings too.

The youngster also came on as a sub in two of Italy’s Euro 2020 qualifiers recently.

Several parties interested in Zaniolo

The report claims that Tottenham are looking to complete the deal quickly for the 19-year-old.

Nicolo Zaniolo

Spurs aren’t the only ones interested in the Italian with AC Milan, Real Madrid, Juventus and Arsenal also keeping tabs (h/t Calciomercato).

The Daily Mail reports that Tottenham are interested in making young signings in the summer who can impact the first-team.

Zaniolo seems to fit that bill and the 19-year-old has the potential to improve under Mauricio Pochettino.

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Spurs haven’t spent in two transfer windows but that seems set to change in the summer. It will be important for Pochettino to build on a decent season and it could be made even better if we reach the Champions League final.

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Mauricio Pochettino to be handed £60m transfer kitty to target young players in the summer

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Spurs transfer news: Mauricio Pochettino to be handed £60m transfer kitty in the summer

The Daily Mail reports that Tottenham will target young players who can make an impact in the first-team.

Tottenham haven’t made any signings in two windows, yet are in the semi-finals of the Champions League and should finish in the top four this season.

The report claims that Nicolo Zaniolo of AS Roma and Jack Grealish of Aston Villa interest the Premier League club.

Zaniolo has been one of the brightest youngsters in the Serie A while Grealish has done a stellar job for the Villans over the past two seasons.

Pochettino can spend from player sales too

The report claims that Mauricio Pochettino will be given a transfer budget of £60m and that Spurs could raise another £100m from player sales to help our spending power in the summer.

The Guardian reported that Victor Wanyama, Vincent Janssen and Georges-Kevin Nkoudou could leave the club in the summer.

Michel Vorm is another player that we could lose at the end of the season, but the Guardian adds that he would leave on a free.

Spurs need to bring some fresh faces in the side and signing young players could work for us.

Pochettino has done well with up and coming starlets throughout his career, and we need to build on this season’s performances.

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Tottenham face West Ham at the weekend before our first leg Champions League semi against Ajax at our new stadium.

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(Photos) Tottenham’s stars pictured in great spirits ahead of London derby against West Ham

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Latest Spurs news: Tottenham stars train ahead of West Ham clash

Tottenham’s stars were in great spirits in training ahead of their clash against West Ham United on Saturday.

Spurs are in a great position to finish in third position thanks to losses for Manchester United and Arsenal, and we have the first leg of the Champions League semi-final against Ajax coming up too.

One player who won’t face the Dutch giants is Son Heung-min. The South Korean is suspended for the first leg but he was seen in training with Christian Eriksen and Toby Alderweireld.

Eriksen has found his form in recent weeks and scored the only goal of the game in our win over Brighton.

Alderweireld did a decent job alongside Jan Vertonghen in the last game, and it will be interesting to see if the pair play on Saturday.

Dier waiting in the wings to start?

Eric Dier has had a stop-start season due to several injuries. The Englishman was on the bench in our win over Brighton and we could do with the midfielder returning to the Tottenham starting XI.

Fernando Llorente has had a decent season for Spurs with some crucial goals this season.

The same, however, cannot be said about Kieran Trippier, who has struggled for consistency after his World Cup heroics.

Ben Davies and Danny Rose have had a bit of a battle regarding the left-back slot in the campaign. It is the Englishman who has put in some quality performances this season too.

Hugo Lloris has come in for some sharp criticism due to a few errors between the sticks but the Frenchman is still one of the best keepers in the world and kept a clean sheet in the previous game.

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West Ham won’t be easy opposition on Saturday but a win should more or less guarantee Champions League football for next season too.

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“Absolutely criminal”, “An insult” – Some Tottenham fans fume as this star is omitted from PFA Team of the Year

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Latest Spurs news: Some Tottenham fans fume over Son’s omission from PFA Team of the Year

The PFA Team of the Year is out and unsurprisingly the team is dominated by Liverpool and Manchester City players.

The one major surprise in the side was seeing Paul Pogba in the team. The Frenchman hasn’t been all that great this season and compared to the others on the list, his inclusion is debatable.

Sadio Mane, Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling form the attack. Pogba, Fernandinho and Bernardo Silva are the midfielders while the defence features three Liverpool stars.

Virgil van Dijk, Andrew Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold are joined by Aymeric Laporte. Ederson of Manchester City is the final name on the list.

Son shining bright for Tottenham

Son Heung-min has been one of the bright sparks in the Premier League this season.

The South Korean also participated in several international tournaments in this campaign but has 20 goals and seven assists in all competitions for Spurs.

The 26-year-old should have been included in the team ahead of Pogba given his stats, and many Tottenham fans were furious that the South Korean missed out on the nomination.

Tottenham haven’t had much to cheer in the league recently, however, they still have a chance of making the Champions League finals.

Son has been one of the stars for us in Europe and many fans questioned the selection of the PFA TOTY this season.

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