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Tottenham confirm application approval to increase new stadium capacity from 62,214



Official: Tottenham Hotspur to increase stadium capacity by 89 seats

Tottenham Hotspur will add 89 more seats to the Tottenham Hotspur stadium, bringing its capacity to 62,303.

The club released a statement saying that the Haringey Council has approved an application to increase the stadium capacity.

“We can confirm that Haringey Council has approved our application to increase the official capacity of our stadium to 62,303”

The statement went on to say that these 89 new seats will be occupied by season ticket holders.

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“Supporters who have registered their interest will now be contacted in waiting list order with the offer of a Season Ticket. “

Spurs’ impressive new home was opened in April with an initial attendance of 62,062 and 148 seats were added to the North and South stands in August, increasing the capacity to 62,214.

Designed as a multi-purpose stadium, it features the world’s first dividing, retractable football pitch with a synthetic turf pitch underneath for NFL London Games. The name “Tottenham Hotspur Stadium” is temporary, with the intention being to sell the naming rights to a sponsor.

The official record attendance at the stadium is 60,407 for the season opener against Aston Villa. The stadium recorded the highest attendance for a Women’s Super League match with 38,262 in the match against Arsenal Women in November.

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The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

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The 2021 Heineken Champions Cup and European Challenge Cup rugby union finals will be held here. The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium also puts us ahead of rivals Arsenal whose capacity is only 60,260.


Massive blow for Tottenham as key first-team star requires surgery



Harry Kane ruled out till April and in need of surgery

In a massive blow for Tottenham, star striker Harry Kane has been ruled out till April with an injury. (h/t Tottenham Hotspur)

The striker limped off in the 1-0 loss to Southampton on New Year’s day with a hamstring injury. The striker has now been advised to undergo a surgery to repair a ruptured tendon in his left hamstring.

This is expected to keep him out till April, a month longer than initially expected.

Harry Kane

The striker has been in fine form for Spurs this season and has scored 17 goals and assisted 2 more in 25 appearances for the North Londoners. (h/t Whoscored)

With Kane ruled out, Spurs face a crisis in the attack with no specialist senior striker available.

Son Heung-Min and Lucas Moura will have to fill in against Liverpool, with Mourinho stating it’s too early to rely on the 17-year-old Troy Parrott.

Spurs were expected to have a quiet transfer window but have now been forced to get involved as Mourinho tries to salvage a flagging season.

Polish striker Krzysztof Piatek has agreed to join Tottenham from AC Milan (h/t Sun). The striker is set to sign a three-and-a-half-year deal with the medical scheduled in the next 48 hours. Piatek has spoken of Kane being his role model and the 24-year old now has the chance to emulate his hero.

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Kane will miss crucial matches against Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester United. He will also miss the UEFA Champions League knockout tie against RB Leipzig.

He is expected to be fit to face Arsenal in the North London Derby in April.

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Tottenham prepared to hand new contract to this 25-year-old after Alderweireld



Eric Dier to be handed a new contract by Tottenham Hotspur

Eric Dier, who has enjoyed a new lease of life under Jose Mourinho, is set to be offered a contract extension by Tottenham. (h/t Telegraph)

The 25-year-old, whose contract runs out in 2021, could become the second player after Toby Alderweireld to commit his future to the North Londoners this month.

A regular in the squad under Mourinho, Dier had missed a large chunk of the 2018-19 season due to multiple injuries. He found his chances extremely limited until the arrival of Mourinho.

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Eric Dier has had a new lease of life under Jose Mourinho

Since moving to Spurs in 2014, Dier has been a mainstay in the Tottenham midfield and has made 219 appearances for the club. His performances have also seen him earn 40 caps for England.

Versatility – a boon

Apart from being a senior member of the squad, Dier also has the ability to play in the centre of defence, which offers Mourinho greater flexibility.

The 25-year-old is underutilized as a freekick taker and should be encouraged to take set-pieces more often, thus adding another dimension to the attack.

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With star players like Christian Eriksen and Jan Vertonghen staring at uncertain futures, it is important that we learn from our mistakes and tie-down our players to long-term deals.

Dier’s potential extension will also help Mourinho focus on bringing in reinforcements in other positions that need it more.

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“The Jose Effect”, “Made my weekend”: Some Tottenham fans react as this star commits future



Spurs fans took to Twitter to react to Toby Alderweireld’s new contract

Belgian international Toby Alderweireld has signed a new contract today, extending his stay with Tottenham Hotspur until 2023 (h/t

The defender, whose contract was supposed to run out in the summer, has signed a new contract that effectively triples his wages from £50,000 to £150,000-per-week (h/t Daily Mail).

Manager Jose Mourinho considers Alderweireld to be an influential player in the team and will be delighted to have retained his services. In fact, the manager played a huge role in convincing Alderweireld to stay, despite heavy interest from rivals Manchester United (h/t Daily Mail).

The Belgian has been at the club since 2015 and has made 179 appearances in a Tottenham shirt.

Spurs’ rebuild under Mourinho has clearly begun. To that end, retaining the services of one of our stalwart veterans is just the beginning.

Spurs fans took to Twitter to express their joy at the news.

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“No he doesn’t”: Mourinho gives a big hint on whether this Tottenham star will start vs Wolves



Giovani Lo Celso to be dropped from the starting XI against Wolves

According to Mirror, Giovani Lo Celso is all set to miss out on the Tottenham Hotspur starting XI for the Premier League clash against Wolverhampton Wanderers this Sunday at the Molineaux.

The 23-year-old midfielder on loan from Real Betis has failed to impress so far and finds himself down the pecking order under Jose Mourinho.

Mourinho, while speaking ahead of the game, said:

“Our squad is not a big squad in numbers, and he will start for sure because it’s impossible to play all the time with the same players,”.

“I couldn’t hide from you that we have a few players one step ahead because of performance. So you want to be objective and asks if he starts Sunday, no he doesn’t.”

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Giovani Lo Celso with Mauricio Pochettino (L) against Red Star Belgrade (Image credit: Getty)

Lo Celso did himself no favours with the performance against Bayern Munich in the Champions League. Although he showed glimpses of his skills, it lacked the effect or consistency to affect the game positively.

Other Midfielders such as Dele Alli and Moussa Sissoko have also stepped up their game further, pushing Lo Celso down the pecking order, an observation not lost on the manager.

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With Tottenham set to play 6 games in the next 3 weeks, Mourinho will be pressed to rotate his players to account for fatigue and will invariably have to call upon Lo Celso at some point in the run-in.

Giovani Lo Celso has made 8 appearances for Tottenham in the English Premier League, of which 7 were as a substitute. He has scored 1 goal.

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