Tottenham’s first EFL match of the 2016/17 season kicks off in just a few minutes and it is clear that Pochettino is taking no risks with injuries and is practically playing the youth team with a few first team regulars dotted around the bench and starting XI. This game will see senior starts for Cameron Carter-Vickers and Harry Winks. Contrary to “popular” belief, Kevin Wimmer AKA Big Kev is alive and in tonight’s starting lineup after recovering from a minor injury sustained at Euro 2016.
Yesterday Spurs managed to “scrape” a 1-0 victory at White Hart lane. After a dominant performance where Spurs had over 30 shots at the Sunderland goalkeeper Jordan Pickford who put in a fairly impressive performance to only limit the scoreline to 1-0. Heung-Min Son put in another man of the match performance for the 2nd week in a row, whilst Mousa Dembélé and Eric Dier were substituted in the 2nd half with minor injury scares, although Mauricio Pochettino has since come out and said that they will both be availible for selection for next week’s away clash at Middlesborough’s Riverside Stadium. Whereas Harry Kane had to be stretchered off yesterday with a serious ankle injury and could be out for many weeks or even months.
Harry Kane’s second goal in his second successive game saw Tottenham grab all three points at the lane today. After a dominant performance, the Tottenham boys could have scored many more than just the one Harry Kane tap in. After a first half that saw Tottenham have 19 shots and dominate with 72% possession. Worryingly however, Eric Dier appeared to walk off with some form of hamstring injury, Mousa Dembélé and Harry Kane also came off with partial injury scares.
Tomorrow, Tottenham look to stay unbeaten in five premier league games as they play 19th placed Sunderland who currently have only one point. Spurs will be looking to take all 3 points to try and put Wednesday night’s loss to Monaco at Wembley behind them. Sunderland’s poor defensive form under David Moyes is certainly something that Pochettino’s men will be sure to exploit down the wings.
Tottenham’s transfer dealings in the summer saw them spend an estimated total of £68 million on players and sell an estimated £46 million when including the sale of Andros Townsend to Newcastle in January this year. These figures total an estimated net spend of £22 million in 2016 in player transfers and does not fully take into account the loan fees received from clubs or have given to Espanyol for the season long loan deal of 21 year old Spanish goalkeeper.
Tottenham suffered a 2-1 loss last night to a clinical Monaco, despite domintating the game, this is still fairly disappointing start to Tottenham’s UCL campaign but it wasn’t all negative.
After a 5 year drought from Champions League football, Spurs fans can finally get excited about Wednesday nights again. Tonight, the Spurs boys play against a very intimidating AS Monaco, who are currently 1st in Ligue 1 and even managed to beat PSG 3-1 before the international break. Monaco are also looking very dangerous under…… Continue reading Tottenham vs Monaco: Champions league match preview.