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‘Deserved But…’ Spurs Fans Pleased But Frustrated By Latest Announcement

Less than a week after Kyle Walker left Spurs to link up with Pep Guardiola at Manchester City for £45m, Kieran Trippier has signed a new contract with Tottenham, a deal that is set to expire in 2022, keeping him at the club for another five years. 

There are two sides to the Walker and Trippier argument. Who is better? I feel Kyle Walker offers a lot more in terms of physical presence and has often bullied wingers into a corner where they just do not know where to turn next. On the other hand, Trippier’s delivery into the box is certainly the biggest strength of his game, and you will do very well indeed to find a better crosser of the ball in the Premier League right now.

However, that debate is for another day. The fact is that Daniel Levy has played an absolute blinder and managed to get £45m for a player that became second choice towards the end of the season and has sorted out a new contract for the remaining right-back Trippier. A decent week for Mr. Levy who is probably feeling fairly satisfied at this moment in time.

That is until he realises that his work is far from done in this summer transfer window. In case it has escaped your attention either in my previous posts or in the media in general, Spurs are the only Premier League club not to have made a signing so far in this summer transfer window. If Mauricio Pochettino’s side are to challenge up the top of the Premier League next season, they are going to need to make sure that some new faces come through the door before the end of August.

I would make signing a right-back before the transfer window slams shut a priority. The departure of Kyle Walker leaves just Trippier and Walker-Peters, do I think the latter is ready to step up and play regular first team football if Trippier picks up an injury? No, I don’t, and remember, Eric Dier cannot play everywhere!

Fans seemed content with Spurs playing the waiting game for the first week or so of the transfer window, but now we are over two weeks in, fans are beginning to become impatient and no doubt a little anxious that the Lilywhites haven’t managed to get a deal over the line just yet. Here is how Spurs fans reacted to the news that Trippier has signed a new contract and you can sense the frustration creeping in.

‘Change Of Mentality They Said’ Spurs Fans Furious Following £50m Kyle Walker Sale

The inevitable has now happened. Kyle Walker has completed his move to Premier League rivals Manchester City in a deal that could rise to in excess of £50m after add-ons.

The right-back reportedly had a falling out with manager Mauricio Pochettino towards the end of last season as Kieran Trippier was preferred to Walker in some of the bigger games during the run-in. Walker’s exclusion from the starting line-up fuelled speculation about his future, and Manchester City have taken full advantage, snapping him up two weeks into the transfer window.

Pep Guardiola’s side were in desperate need of a right-back after releasing their full-backs at the end of last season, and Daniel Levy used this fact to ensure he squeezed every last penny out of this deal, that could be worth as much as £54m, making Walker the most expensive defender ever.

Spurs fans might have seen the transfer as a reasonable one, claiming over £50m for a player that had fallen out with the manager. However, the fact that Spurs have sold to a direct rival has angered many fans, leading to them labelling Levy and the club as having a ‘selling mentality’, this is the first key player Spurs have sold since Gareth Bale moved to Real Madrid for a record-breaking £85m. Here is how Spurs fans on Twitter reacted to the sale of Kyle Walker.

Now that Walker has completed his move away, you would hope that a lot more focus would be put on recruitment ahead of the new season. Spurs are still the only Premier League club not to have made a signing in this summer transfer window.

This leaves Kieran Trippier and Kyle Walker-Peters as the only recognised right-backs at the club excluding Eric Dier. Trippier is a terrific player, and showed some of his best form in a Spurs shirt at the end of last season. As Mauricio Pochettino likes to rotate, do I think Walker-Peters is ready for regular first team action? I don’t think so, I think another right-back needs to be brought in before the transfer window slams shut at the end of August.

‘Quality Player’ Fans Keen On Spurs Making This Man Their First Summer Signing

A certain tweet posted this morning by the official Tottenham Hotspur Twitter account has sparked some speculation about who Spurs’ first signing of the summer transfer window might be. 

Today, it was five years ago that Gyfli Sigurdsson put pen to paper and signing for Spurs. He became a favourite among the White Hart Lane faithful, and scored some brilliant goals in his time in North London. To celebrate these, Spurs picked out some of their favourites and posted them in a video on Twitter.

The Icelandic midfielder completed a move away from Spurs to the Liberty Stadium in a deal that was worth about £8m in 2014. This move proved unpopular among Spurs fans, who had enjoyed watching the attack-minded midfielder in his two seasons at the club.

Sigurdsson has just enjoyed a successful season in South Wales, netting nine times in the Premier League and providing thirteen assists. The midfielder featured in every single game in the league for Swansea, starting all but one of the 38 games played.

This impressive form has sparked interest in Sigurdsson from all over the Premier League. Everton and Spurs have been linked his moves for the 27-year-old and Leicester is another name that has been thrown into the mix, but at this moment, Everton look to be the favourites to win the race.

Mauricio Pochettino has previously expressed his admiration for the Swansea midfielder, praising him on a couple of occasions. These comments appear very strange given the fact that the sale went through when Pochettino was at the club.

Many Spurs fans responded to the tweet with their hopes that this is a hint that Sigurdsson will be rejoining Spurs three years after he left the club. With the way that signings have been announced recently, anything can happen on Social Media connected with signings. A hint or not, Spurs fans seem to be in agreement that the Iceland international would be a good summer signing for Spurs.



Will the move go ahead?

In my opinion, no. Having left for just £8.6m three years ago, and given what Swansea will be asking for Sigurdsson over the summer, I just cannot see the move going ahead. Swansea have said that to them the midfielder is ‘priceless’, and you would have to agree with that statement having witnessed the role he played in Swansea avoiding the drop last season.

I would have thought that the Swans would not let their key man go for anything less than £30m, which would equal Tottenham’s transfer record held by Erik Lamela and Moussa Sissoko. Then, there is the amount of game time he would be getting. My guess would be that if he were to sign, he would be second choice attacking midfielder behind Christian Eriksen. Having played all of the games last season at Swansea, this would more than likely to do nothing but annoy Sigurdsson, would he settle for being a squad player? Despite my thinking that Sigurdsson is an excellent midfielder and very talented player, I can’t see him returning to Spurs this summer.

‘Weak Link In Our Team’ Fans Rip Into This Spurs Man Following Shock European Exit

Spurs fell to a shock defeat over two legs at the hands of KAA Gent, who arrived at Wembley as massive underdogs despite taking a 1-0 lead in the first leg in Belgium.

Mauricio Pochettino looked for a fast start to the game, and he got exactly that. Christian Eriksen took full advantage of a little bit of good fortune before sliding the ball into the back of the net after just ten minutes.

However, Gent were back on level terms just ten minutes later, and back ahead of aggregate more importantly. Eric Dier failed to win the back post header, and it was Harry Kane of all people who headed into the back of his own net to level the game up as Gent grabbed a crucial away goal.

Things went from bad to worse for Mauricio Pochettino’s side when Dele Alli was rightly given his marching orders for a horribly high tackle. It was a moment of madness from the Englishman. Far from his finest moment in a Spurs shirt.

Spurs continued to dominate the ball however, and took the lead on the night once again as the ball broke to Victor Wanyama just inside the box, and the Kenyan produced a fine finish to make it 2-1 on the night and 2-2 on aggregate.

The Lilywhites continued to press for a winner, but it was Gent who found a shock second goal. Eric Dier’s offside trap went horribly wrong, and it was Dier who failed to clear the ball, allowing Jeremy Perbet to prod home and send the Gent fans into pandemonium at Wembley. Spurs failed to muster up anything in terms of a comeback as the curse of Wembley continues.

Eric Dier had one of the worst games of his career. The England international lost the back post header for the first goal, and failed to clear his lines for the second Gent goal. It was a car-crash performance from Dier, and Spurs fans were far from pleased on Twitter.

‘Phenominal’ Spurs Fans Heap Praise Onto This Man After FA Cup Win Over Fulham

Spurs marched on into the quarter-finals of the FA Cup with a convincing 3-0 win over Championship Fulham at Craven Cottage on Sunday afternoon.

The Lilywhites were the stronger of the two from the start of the contest, Christian Eriksen testing Bettinelli in the Fulham goal early on with a left-footed toe-poke. Spurs continued to dominate, and it wasn’t long before they took the lead. Kieran Trippier’s quick thinking from a throw in gave Eriksen the ball down the right, he then whipped a ball into the box that Harry Kane was able to turn into the back of the net from close range.

Michel Vorm very nearly gifted Fulham an equaliser when his pass went astray, but was able to recover and make a save from Tom Cairney’s effort to keep Mauricio Pochettino’s side in front. That aside, Spurs were the dominant force in the first period, and should have extended their lead before the break.

The Spurs advantage was doubled just five minutes into the second half as Eriksen and Kane combined once again. The Dane whipped another ball into the box from the right, and Kane got on the end of it again to consolidate Tottenham’s lead.

The win was sealed seventeen minutes from time when Dele Alli slid a ball through to the onside Harry Kane, who finished strongly past Bettinelli to secure Spurs’ spot in the draw for the FA Cup sixth round, where a date with Millwall at White Hart Lane awaits.

Christian Eriksen was one of the Spurs players to impress in the FA Cup win at Fulham. He provided two assists for Harry Kane’s first two goals, as well as playing a clever pass to Alli in the build-up for the third. It was a much better display from Eriksen on Sunday, and here is how Spurs fans reacted to his showing in the 3-0 win.

Eriksen has been inconsistent at times this season, and has not been at his best recently, but looked somewhere back to his best here. His crosses into Kane for two of the goals were sublime, especially the second, similar to the pair that found Dele Alli in the win over Chelsea at the start of the year.

However, one area for concern will be the Dane’s form on set pieces. It has recently been pointed out that Eriksen has not scored a free-kick in over 500 days, and his set pieces were under-par again today. Despite this, it was a very satisfying performance to watch from Eriksen.

‘Hope He Never Plays Again’ Spurs Fans Slam This Man Following Aston Villa Victory

Spurs booked their place in the FA Cup fourth round with a 2-0 win over Aston Villa at White Hart Lane, in what was an extremely uninspiring performance from the Lilywhites.

The first 45 minutes were up there with the worst halves of football I have ever seen as Villa seemed content to sit back and absorb any Spurs pressure that came there way. It was boring and dull, but effective for the visitors, who limited the hosts to few chances in the first period.

The game started to open up a bit in the second period as Villa started to play a little bit more positively. The game was also livened up with the introduction of the in-form Dele Alli in place of struggling striker Vincent Janssen on the hour mark. Spurs started to look better going forward, and just 51 seconds after coming on, Georges-Kevin N’Koudou was involved in the opening goal.

He received the ball from Dele Alli on the left, and whipped in a low cross that was behind Ben Davies, who managed to turn the ball into the back of the net to give Tottenham the lead.

The Lilywhites looked comfortable after the goal, and they doubled their lead nine minutes later. Heung-min Son with a tidy finish ten minutes from time to send Spurs into the fourth round of the FA Cup.

One player who disappointed yet again for Tottenham was front man Vincent Janssen. He struggled to get involved once again. He didn’t make the right runs, and whenever he did get the ball, he was slow to make decisions, losing possession more often than not. In the first half alone, the Dutchman was dispossessed seven times. Yes. Seven.

The 22-year-old summer signing’s search for his first goal from open play for Spurs goes on. While some remain paitent, others are labelling the striker Spurs’ worst ever player and calling for him to be sold in this January transfer window. Here is how Spurs fans reacted to Janssen’s display against Aston Villa.

‘Unsung Hero’ Spurs Fans Heap Praise Onto This Man Following Chelsea Victory

Spurs produced one of their performances of the season on Wednesday night against the league leaders Chelsea, ending their Premier League winning run at thirteen games.

Mauricio Pochettino decided to name his starting eleven in a three at the back formation and match Antonio Conte in that respect. That tactical decision resulted in a very even game in the first half, Eden Hazard coming the closest for Chelsea in the opening stages, flashing an early effort past the post.

It was a first half of very few chances for either side, but it was Spurs who broke the deadlock on the stroke of half-time. Christian Eriksen was left with acres of space on the edge of the box, and was given enough time to whip a great ball into the box. Dele Alli rose the highest in between two defenders, and turned a header beyond Thibaut Courtois to give Tottenham the lead just before the break.

Chelsea came out of the blocks fast at the start of the second half, and Eden Hazard came close again for the Blues just after the break, but headed just wide from close range. Spurs stopped the early Chelsea charge, and it was Christian Eriksen that was the provider again for Spurs. He lofted the ball into the box, and it was Dele Alli who rose the highest to put Spurs two goals to the good.

Spurs defended extremely well in the second half to see out the win and get the three points. The Lilywhites will have Victor Wanyama to thank for an excellent performance. He bossed the midfield, and along with Dembele, cancelled out the influence of Matic and Kante in the Chelsea midfield.

Wanyama won a solid 50% of his tackles in what was a hotly contested midfield battle, and hardly put a foot wrong all game. The Kenyan completed two take ons, made one interception and four clearances. Here is how Spurs fans reacted on Twitter to Wanyama’s performance.

‘Unplayable’ Spurs Fans Delighted With This Man’s Performance vs Chelsea

Spurs blew the title race wide open with a 2-0 win over league leaders Chelsea at White Hart Lane on Wednesday night. 

Antonio Conte’s side arrived at the home of Spurs off the back of thirteen straight wins in the Premier League, chasing a record of fourteen straight wins to beat a record set by Spurs’ North London rivals Arsenal.

Mauricio Pochettino matched Conte’s 3-4-3 system, and as a result, few chances came either team’s away in the first period in what was an evenly matched contest. Eden Hazard went closest for Chelsea, firing just wide in the early stages of the match.

The two sides looked to be going into the break on level terms, but it was Spurs who struck first in stoppage time. Christian Eriksen wasn’t closed down on the edge of the Chelsea box, whipped a lovely ball into the box, and there was Dele Alli, who headed beyond Thibaut Courtois to ensure Spurs went into the break a goal to the good.

Spurs would have expected Chelsea to make a fast start to the second half, and they did just that. Hazard went close again for the Blues, heading just wide from close range.

However, the Lilywhites halted the Chelsea charge, and it was the same combination as in the first half that broke down the Chelsea defence. Eriksen whipped yet another dangerous ball into the box, and it was Dele Alli on the end of it again. He headed the ball back across goal and beyond Courtois to double Tottenham’s lead.

Spurs slowed the game down and sat back just a little, stopping the Blues from creating anything at all. Diego Costa stung the hands of Hugo Lloris in the Spurs goal, but the visitors had very few chances to get back into the game before Spurs took all three points.

Dele Alli put in yet another excellent performance for Spurs, scoring the two all important goals. The Englishman struggled to get into the game in the first half, but worked his socks off and got his reward in the end. Alli scored two goals, completed two take ons, won 50% of his tackles and 50% of his aerial duels. Here is how Spurs fans reacted on Twitter to Alli’s performance.

‘Should Start More Often’ Spurs Fans Heap Praise Onto This Man Following Watford Thrashing

Spurs got the New Year off to the best possible start with a 4-1 win over struggling Watford. The win lifts Mauricio Pochettino’s side into the top four going into the next round of fixtures.

Spurs dominated the game from the start, and you could sense a goal was coming when Dele Alli crashed a magnificent effort off the bar. In fact, the opener came just 24 seconds later. Kieran Trippier slid a lovely ball through to Harry Kane, who finished at the near post beyond Gomes.

A second goal was to follow soon after. Trippier was the creator once again as he whipped a great cross into the box. Kane was first to it between two Watford defenders to fire Spurs two goals to the good.

Younes Kaboul would have been keen to impress former manager Mauricio Pochettino on his visit to Vicarage Road following his comments about the Argentine boss in the week, but it was his error that led to the third goal just before half-time. Kaboul should have cleared a second ball, but slipped and gave the chance to Dele Alli, who made no mistake in tucking the ball into the back of the net.

The Englishman added his second just after the break. Harry Kane played the ball through to Alli, who took a touch before sliding the ball under Gomes. Tottenham took their foot off the gas slightly, and Watford scored a conciliation goal in stoppage time as Kaboul bundled the ball into the net.

Kieran Trippier put in a highly impressive performance for Spurs, playing in a right wing-back role in the absence of Kyle Walker. The 26-year-old created two chances, both turning into goals, won 75% of his tackles and put 4 crosses into the box. Here is how Spurs fans reacted to Trippier’s fantastic display.

‘One Of The First Names On The Teamsheet’ Spurs Fans Praise This Man After Southampton Victory

Spurs moved into within one point of the top four with a thumping 4-1 win over Southampton at St. Mary’s with Dele Alli, Harry Kane and Heung-min Son getting on the scoresheet.

It was the worst possible start to the game for Tottenham after the conceded with just over a minute gone. The Saints whipped a dangerous free-kick into the box, and Virgil Van Dijk rose the highest to head into the bottom corner.

Spurs slowly grew into the game, and struck level after 19 minutes. Moussa Sissoko picked up the ball on the left-hand side, and delivered a deflected cross into the box, where Dele Alli was waiting to head into the back of the net off the post, leaving Fraser Forster with no chance.

The Lilywhites went ahead just after the break when Harry Kane headed in from a corner, and the Englishman had a chance to double Spurs’ lead soon after. Dele Alli went down in the box, and Mike Dean pointed to the spot although the original contact appeared to be outside the box. The referee also reached for his pocket and gave Nathan Redmond his marching orders for the foul. However, Harry Kane was unable to convert as his foot got caught in the turf and blazed the spot kick high over the bar.

Southampton threatened to get back into the game, but Heung-min Son gave Spurs a two goal cushion with five minutes to go. Christian Eriksen’s through ball was deflected and sent the South Korean through, and he had no problem in converting his chance to put Spurs 3-1 up.

The job was finished off just a couple of minutes later when Danny Rose made a surging run up the pitch before playing the ball to Dele Alli, who finished well into the bottom corner to secure the three points.

Although he was booed by the Southampton fans at times, it was a happy return to St. Mary’s for Victor Wanyama, who put in an excellent display during the 4-1 win. The midfielder looked solid in front of the defence, supplying the attckers well in the process, completing 92% of his passes, as well has having two shots and completing three take-ons. Here is how Spurs fans reacted to Wanyama’s display against Southampton.