Latest Tottenham news: Some Spurs fans happy that Kieran Trippier is a doubt against Southampton
Tottenham right-back Kieran Trippier is a major doubt for the clash against Southampton. The English defender did not travel with the team to Germany and is still undergoing treatment over a gluteal muscle strain.
Trippier hasn’t hit the heights from the World Cup and has made several mistakes this season. The latest one was the own goal against Chelsea in a 2-0 loss.
Fans prefer others at the right-back position
It has been a major surprise as to how Trippier’s form has fallen after an incredible World Cup, and hopefully, we come out with a win against the Saints.
Spurs have Serge Aurier and Kyle Walker-Peters who can play in that position, and it seems the fans want either of them to start against Southampton.
Aurier against Southampton then 🤞🏻🤞🏻 pic.twitter.com/F6ifzfhd6M
— Dannielle 🧜🏻♀️ (@Danniee_xxx) March 7, 2019
Trips plotting his next og pic.twitter.com/m3HIhTOQGg
— will (@trappspurs) March 7, 2019
No Trippier pic.twitter.com/jVoHlDSiGd
— Sam Gray (@SamGray2000) March 7, 2019
trippier can stay longer
— 💀 (@vioathal) March 7, 2019
“gLutEal muSClE stRAiN ” pic.twitter.com/UJU7JlyLcE
— MV🇷🇺 (@VamosYids) March 7, 2019
Trippier injured? pic.twitter.com/kV7e55qGtu
— Kieran 🇮🇱 (@SissokoSchlong) March 7, 2019
Start KWP vs Southampton then
— Alex Benson-Wilson (@alexbw11) March 7, 2019
Tripper gluteal muscle strain you say…? pic.twitter.com/Wkv3OkkI9Z
— Glen B (@glenboddle) March 7, 2019
Can we play KWP this weekend
— George (@ge0rgelegend) March 7, 2019
Aurier time baby
— Kane⚡️ (@SuperHKane) March 7, 2019
— Jenny (@JennyWindsor10) March 7, 2019
Trippier out for the weekend pic.twitter.com/iIqIYy1K5S
— Mark Shorten (@MarkShorten2) March 7, 2019
Give Trippier a paid leave😂
— Ziad Tannous (@ziadtannous) March 7, 2019
Southampton are fighting for their Premier League survival and won’t be easy fodder, however, we should have a lot of confidence going into this game.
Beating Dortmund in Germany counts for a lot and Harry Kane is in great scoring form after his return from injury.
Mauricio Pochettino won’t be on the touchline and we could even see Dele Alli pick up some minutes as the Englishman returns from injury.
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Tottenham still have a fight on their hands for a top four spot, and a win against the Saints will allow us some breathing room against the chasers.
“I do not desire to leave” – Tottenham star wants to remain at club despite frustrating campaign
Latest Spurs news: Serge Aurier doesn’t want to leave Tottenham
The Ivorian recorded just six starts in the Premier League and suffered many injuries in the campaign. Aurier’s last game was the 1-0 win over Borussia Dortmund in March, but the right-back isn’t looking to leave Spurs.
Speaking to Canal Football Club (h/t Football.london), the Ivorian added he was happy at Tottenham:
“In football things can happen very quickly.
“For the moment I do not desire to leave Tottenham. For the moment, I am very happy.”
Aurier looking to make it back to the starting XI
Keiran Trippier is the first-choice right-back at Spurs while Kyle Walker-Peters also played a few times for us this season.
Despite the competition for places in the first XI, Aurier highlighted that injuries played a huge part in his season and was expecting a great end to the campaign with the Champions League final:
“This season I have been interrupted by injury more than anything else, but life is like that.
“We have done a good season and we are in the Champions League final, we are going to enjoy that, see how it goes and next year, my season is not finished, I still have an Africa Cup of Nations too.”
Aurier’s career at Spurs is yet to take off since his move from Paris Saint-Germain. The Ivorian has had some great games but needs to remain fit for a period of time.
Trippier’s form has gone up and down since the World Cup and Spurs could do with a reliable right-back that knows how to defend.
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The right-back is only 26 and could improve in the coming season. Playing in the AFCON could be the pre-season workout he needs ahead of the next campaign, and hopefully, he comes back without an injury.
City a Step Closer to the Title, while United’s Spot in the Champions League Becomes Jeopardized after the 0-2 Defeat
The Manchester derby was undoubtedly the highlight of the current Premier League round. With only three legs left until the end of the season, the stakes were high for both sides.
While the Citizens have their sights on the title, the Red Devils are hoping to finish top four. However, the two city rivals and their fans weren’t the only ones who anxiously waited to see how the game plays out.
Liverpool is only a single point behind City. So, the result they were hoping to see was the victory of United, or at the very least, a tie. However, Man City is in top form these past few months, while United is struggling to find its footing.
All things considered, the final score was anything but a surprise. City showed that they were the better team at that moment, and not just on paper. They dominated the entire game, and took home an extremely valuable 3 points.
De Gea was on top of his game during the first half and managed to keep the ball out of his net. However, his mistakes during the second half gave City the title lead. Bernardo Silva put the Citizens in the lead at the start of the second period. After a poor reaction from the defense, and the man holding the title of the “best goalkeeper in the world,” Leroy Sané sealed United’s fate in the 66th minute.
The Crushing 0-2 Defeat
Although the score isn’t too shocking, this is the first ever 2-0 home defeat for United since the start of this year’s Premier League. With this loss, the Red Devils dropped to the 6th position on the table.
An interesting fact is that, after this game, United continues its losing streak with 7 losses in the last 9 games. This hasn’t happened since 1962. So, strictly (statistically) speaking, the odds aren’t looking too good for United.
Chelsea currently holds the fourth position, which guarantees a spot in the Champions League. The two teams are set to clash on Sunday 28th, in a game that will likely decide the end placement of the two teams. The last two games should be a breeze for both teams, and both United and Chelsea should add 6 more points to the score.
However, Arsenal is right up there with 66 points, and would benefit the most from a tie between these two. As you can see, things are heating up and quite a few teams in the PL are making their calculations.
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As we mentioned, another potentially deciding game is just a few days away. United will host Chelsea on Old Trafford this Sunday. Technically, the final placement of the two teams won’t be decided yet, with two legs still left to be played. However, it will likely be the determining factor when it comes to deciding who will play alongside City, Liverpool, and Tottenham in the Champions League.
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Mauricio Pochettino should be relieved at dodging the Manchester United bullet as Tottenham fly in Europe
Spurs opinion: Mauricio Pochettino dodged the Manchester United bullet by sticking with Tottenham
Mauricio Pochettino will be planning for the huge Champions League clashes against Ajax as the season comes to an end.
Tottenham saw off Manchester City in a charged quarter-final to set up a surprising date with the Dutch giants.
Ajax defeated Juventus in their Champions League tie, and have been impressive this season knocking out Real Madrid too.
Pochettino also knows there is a job at hand in the Premier League. Tottenham are not guaranteed Champions League football next season, but have fate in their own hands as they lie third in the Premier League table.
The manager has done a wonderful job without any additions to the side and should be thinking about his moves in the summer, however, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer seems to be making the same moves but in a completely different environment.
United struggling to get the job done
The wheels seem to be coming off the Manchester United express as they were dealt another blow in the race for the top four.
Everton destroyed Solskjaer’s team 4-0 on Sunday, and it laid bare the amount of work to be done in the summer for the Red Devils.
There was a lot of hype under the Norwegian when United went on an eight-game winning run, but now they are back to square one.
Ole even said that certain players will be sold and there would be some tough decisions once the season is done (h/t BBC):
“You can’t change your whole squad. One step at a time. I am going to be successful here and there are players who won’t be part of that.”
United’s move proves to be a blessing for Pochettino
The Norwegian’s excellent start to his interim managerial role ended up with the club appointing him as the full-time manager.
Mauricio Pochettino was linked with the role after Ole was given the interim role, and the Norwegian even claimed the Argentine had done a great job (h/t Guardian).
Naming Ole as the full-time manager now appears to be a hasty decision. The players were coming off the “new manager syndrome” after Jose Mourinho was replaced by the former Red Devil.
Ole saw some impressive wins, such as the Champions League win over PSG, however, the cracks are for all to see with losses against Wolverhampton Wanderers and Arsenal in recent weeks.
The club still does not have a director of football (h/t Express), and there are several egos that need to be dealt with at Old Trafford.
Pochettino doesn’t have the best Premier League squad but he is extracting the best from the team in almost every game.
Players give it their all for the manager, and we only need some quality additions to move to the next level.
Daniel Levy claimed there would be money to spend once the season is done, and hopefully, we get the right players into the team (h/t Evening Standard).
Spurs are a couple of games away from reaching the Champions League final. They have more than a great chance of finishing in the top four and are playing in one of the best stadiums in the world.
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United might be capable of spending more in the summer window, but the Argentine should be relieved that he doesn’t have to join the madness at Old Trafford.
Not Kane – Serie A giants open talks to sign Tottenham talisman who could cost over €100m
Spurs transfer news: Inter Milan conduct talks over Christian Eriksen deal
The report adds that the Dane’s contract ends after next season, and the Spurs are yet to finalise a new deal with the 27-year-old.
Juventus are also interested in the Dane, and the report adds that Eriksen is being heavily linked with a move to Italy.
The report claims that Tottenham are reluctant to sell their talisman from the midfield, even though his contract ends in 2020.
Eriksen finding the goals and assists again
The Dane had gone on a bit of a lean spell in front of goal but has found his mojo again after his goal against Kosovo in an international friendly.
Eriksen is one of the best players in the Premier League and replacing him would be difficult.
The 27-year-old has recorded one goal and three assists in his last three games for Spurs, and will be crucial to our hopes of finishing in the top four and progressing in the Champions League.
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Spurs hold a one-goal advantage over Manchester City ahead of the second leg quarter-final in the Champions League, and we need Eriksen to perform at his best.
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