The 2017 summer transfer window opens up on July 1st and even though it’s over 3 months away from happening, Mauricio Pochettino has already revealed details concerning which potential players he wants to sign.

According to the 45 year old Argentinean manager of Tottenham Hotspur Mauricio Pochettino has recently stated that he does not want to focus solely on the abilities of the possible players that could arrive in a few months’ time as Pochettino said:

“Even though Newell’s Old Boys were a medium-level club in Argentina, we won three titles. It was an important time for me to understand that even though you can add good players and staff from outside the club, the academy is important as that is the identity of the club’’

“For a big club, it always seems more important to spend money on players from outside than give a chance to a younger player, but we have shown that we trust in the academy and if they have faith in us, these players can have the chance to play in the first team. We try to sign players who can improve our squad not only in terms of football quality. If they are very good people, it is even better. We are a company. Football is the most important thing but it is not only about football.” Continue Reading


Tottenham Hotspur record-breaking summer signing Moussa Sissoko has admitted that he needs time to settle in and get used to how things are ran at White Hart Lane.

The former Newcastle man joined Pochettino’s side in the crazy hours of last transfer window’s deadline day for £30 million.

The France international have however found it difficult to settle into Spurs’ set-up, a big surprise since he was already accustomed to playing in the Premier League from his time at the Newcastle United.

Last game’s 3-nil drubbing of Hull City was his first start on the back of an impressive substitute cameo against Manchester United in Sunday’s one-nil loss.

Prior to those two matches, Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino sounded out a warning to the former Toulouse man, charging him to fight for a place on the starting line-up and justify Tottenham’s outlay on him. With the two impressive outings he seems to be answering the questions asked of him

“For me the manager said what he thinks, forme it was the same,just to come into training and try to give my best. I know what I can do for the team, I know what my level is,” said the 27-year-old. Continue Reading


Tottenham’s disappointing form continued after a 1-1 draw with champions Leicester City.

It was an extremely disappointing result for Mauricio Pochettino and his team considering that they were playing at home. After a spectacular run of results that saw them secure a 2-0 win over Manchester City before the last international break, Spurs were considered as potential title contenders. However, they have failed to win since that unlikely win over City and have dropped five points behind the table leaders as a result. Even after this latest result, the club continue to remain in a strong position.

Manager Mauricio Pochettino does have a big work of bringing back confidence into the team, but he is not unfazed about the recent poor form. A lot was made up of the club’s high-intensity style of football at the start of the season. Many felt that Tottenham would not be able to keep up this level of intensity in the second half of the season due to their involvement in the Champions League.

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After having been one of the most successful managers in world football, Pep Guardiola could be expected to walk his way to a successful campaign with Manchester City.

However, the intense competition of the Premier League makes things much harder for the Spaniard. Apart from having to concentrate on the domestic commitments, City also have the small matter of doing well in Europe. The latter not only applies for City, but also to the manager. Here are some of the six games that could define City’s campaign in the 2016-17 season.

Manchester Derby

The first taste of Manchester derby for Guardiola will arrive in September. As both the teams arrive into the game with a 100% record, it will be extremely difficult to call. This will also see Guardiola being pitted against Jose Mourinho once again.
Liverpool on New Year’s Eve

Manchester City have been given one of the toughest ties on New Year’s Eve with the team facing Liverpool at Anfield. Going to Merseyside may not be as tough as before, but Liverpool are expected to provide a huge encounter. Even more interesting is that City have a game against Arsenal only a fortnight prior to this encounter.
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Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has revealed that he was left infuriated by the club’s failure to hold on to the second spot in the 2015-16 Premier League campaign.

For much of the season, Tottenham were involved in a title race along with Leicester. However, they could not hold on to the momentum in the final weeks of the season. After having just conceded defeat in the title race to Leicester, Tottenham’s form collapsed in the last few games and were surprisingly beaten 5-1 by relegated Newcastle United in the final day of the season.

This result proved catastrophic as Arsenal overtook Spurs into the second spot. It meant that Tottenham now have to live with the record of not having finished ahead of Arsenal in almost 20 years.Pochettino says that the collapse by the team in the final few games of the season was totally not acceptable. He also claimed that his summer holiday was completely ruined by this aspect.Pochettino does not seem to be pleased with the fact that the club achieved Champions League qualification. Instead, the ignominious record of being the second best team in North London seems to be indigestible for the South American.
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There are media reports that Spanish club Real Madrid might be interested in signing Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.

The latter has been impressive with France at the Euros, and Real, who is looking for a goalkeeper, might decide to make a move for the player.

Indeed the French goalkeeper has pulled out some impressive saves for his national team and has helped his team reach the finals of the tournament.

Hugo Lloris has been impressive last season in the Premier League as well, and Tottenham Hotspur might be counting on the player again next season.

Some pundits said that Hugo Lloris had been a top player with Tottenham Hotspur last season, and he has provided cover for the occasional mistakes made by the Spurs backline. It is believed that Real Madrid has been following the player for quite some time now and might make a decision in the summer.

Hugo Lloris has been impressive for France as well at the Euros, and this may cause other European clubs to bid for the player. Ever since having moved to the Premier League, Hugo Lloris has been a consistent player for Tottenham Hotspur and has established himself as an important player in the team.
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Phil Thompson has stated that Tottenham Hotspurs fans should be worried after Mauricio Pochettino has been spotted having lunch with Sir Alex Ferguson.

He said that if he were in their place, then he would have started asking himself questions.

It is a barely a secret that Louis van Gaal is under fire at Manchester United and that the Red Devils might be looking for a replacement.

Mauricio Pochettino has agreed with Spurs verbally for a new deal but has yet to sign a new contract with the London team, and there is still the possibility that he might be tempted to manage a big club like Manchester United.

It is believed that Sir Alex Ferguson appreciatesPochettino management skills and with van Gaal set to be sacked over the summer, there might be the possibility that the Argentine might take over at Manchester United over the summer. Continue Reading


Tottenham Hotspurs Football Club is reported to be in the race to land Real Madrid midfielder, Mateo Kovavic. The Toffees are particularly interested in the talent in a bid to boost the team, considering the decent achievement in the English Premier League (EPL) this season.

The Toffees have had a lot of injury worries of recent which could hamper their bid for the EPL title this season. They go into the crucial match against Liverpool with many first team players out injured. Mateo Kovavic has been linked to other clubs such as Sevilla but White Hart Lane hopes to complete the swoop for the talent that has fallen out of favor at Madrid.

Since Zinedine Zidane took over at the Spanish giant, Real Madrid, Kovavic has had fewer chances. Tottenham hopes to land the midfielder with the promise of constant showing at the Champions League next season.

The Croatian is great in an out and out central midfield position as well as a #10. He’s also comfortable in deep lying play. He’s had fewer chances with impressive talents such as Luka Modriç, Toni Kroos, James Rodriguez and even Isco at Madrid. Tottenham hopes to use these facts to lure him out from Spain.

The player has superb fitness level and has great prospects. His strength and pace will cause trouble to lots of defenders in the EPL. The pure talent has age on his side being just 21 years old. He could prove to be that amazing signing for Pochettino. Continue Reading


It’s about 10 years now that Theo Walcott has been playing for the Gunners, but, Arsene Wenger reckons the forward has not yet got to his peak.

Walcott has had to cope up with a lot of injury setbacks in the past years, but, in the ongoing season, whenever he has been slotted in the centre, he has shown good form.

Walcott had caught everyone’s attention when he was given a place in the Three Lions team for World Cup in 2006.

He was in his teenage at that point of time and had not even made his debut in Premier League.

But, Sven Goran Eriksson, the then England boss, recognized him as a special talent.

Over the years, Walcott has failed to evolve as quickly as he would perhaps have been expected to, but, from time to time, he has come up with class performances to keep reminding people that there’s no lack of talent.

According to Wenger, it’s in the mid twenties that a player makes big strides in the game and grows in stature. So, for Walcott, what he does from here onwards is vital and would decide where he ends up in his career.

In the words of Wenger, “It’s the coming few years which would decide whether he is able to make the transformation from a good forward to a legendary forward.” Continue Reading


Without any doubt, Harry Kane was the standout youngster of the Premier League as star player of Tottenham Hotspur scored 21 league goals and was a hugely important figure in the 5th spot that his club managed to secure.

The amazing performances that Harry Kane displayed in this past season have not gone unnoticed as a number of clubs are interested and willing to splash out major cash in order to sign the 21 year old English forward but it will not be happening anytime soon as Kane is staying with Tottenham Hotspur and does not have any real reason of leaving the Premier League anytime soon.

The 21 year old English attacker, Harry Kane committed his future with Tottenham Hotspur as he said: “Spurs is where I’m at and where I plan to be for a very long time. We’ll be looking to win some good trophies in the future. I want to keep progressing and keep getting better. This season has been crazy and more than what I ever expected to do so early on but it’s happened, and it’s how you deal with it. I am hoping to go on and win many trophies for Spurs and for England’’ Continue Reading