THBN has hammered on what is required to play amongst teams in the UEFA Champions League and Premier League.
The person behind the blog has said he knows the demands it places on players and the advantages of not having European football affecting the concentration given to the England Premier League challenges.
Recovery time is top priority in the scientific world of football we live in. Players no longer suffer from burn out as their body readings are taken every day and their game time managed accordingly. It takes 48 hours for the body to fully recover from a match of football and that is delayed where travelling is involved.
“Liverpool are the same as Chelsea, they have qualified players who give enough energetic performances. Their recovery between games is vital and that is an advantage for them,” The blogger posted. “I think Tottenham are as good as Liverpool, I think Tottenham are as good as Chelsea, there is no doubt, but because Spurs are in European competition I would put Chelsea and Liverpool ahead of them in the Premier League for that reason only.” Read more »
Tottenham Hotspurs are reported to be considering a move for Manchester City’s defender Eliaquim Mangala, according to ESPN.
The report claims that coach Pep Guardiola is willing to listen to offers for the defender. The France international is deemed excess to requirements at the Etihad, along with other players; Hence, the move to phase him out of the squad.
Mangala has not appareared in any match for Man City since the Spanish tactician took over. Nicolas Otamendi is favoured ahead of him, and the recent signing of John Stones from Everton for a record fee of £50 million further compounded his problems. There’s also skipper Vincent Kompany who is set for a return to the team when he recovers fully from his injury. Spurs are willing to take him, and reported to be keen to push out Kevin Wimmer should they get Mangala before the transfer window closes.
Aleksander Kolarov has gotten one of the spots in the heart of the defence as well; meaning Mangala has very little chance of getting a call-up this term. He has three more years for his current deal to play out, but City cannot bear it anymore after moving to the Etihad from Porto for a whopping £32 million. Mangala joined in the summer of 2014 but hasn’t quite lived up to expectations.
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Many players follow their managers and one such instance is being seen in Spurs this season.
Victor Wanyama has signed in for the position of midfielder from Southampton for an amount of 11 million pounds in Tottenham. The deal spans five years. This move will have Wanyama rejoining his former manager, Mauricio Pochettino. The manager had managed Victor when he has been a captain in his stint in Saints at the age of 24. Wanyama definitely has had a colorful career. He arrived at St Mary’s for an amount of 12.5 million pounds in 2013 from the Celtic side. In 85 games in the Premier League he helped to score four goals. Though Spurs showed interest in acquiring him last summer, he stayed back with Southampton and helped them clinch the sixth position. He has definitely been attached to the Southampton club. He even published a letter to his fans on his dedicated website. Here he stated that saying goodbye to the club was emotional for him as he had been the first player from Kenya to have been part of the Premier League. He stated that the club would remain in his heart forever. Read more »
Tottenham Hotspurs manager Mauricio Pochettino has apologized to the fans after his team was thrashed by Newcastle on the final day of the season.
The result means that they lose second place to their bitter rivals Arsenal.
Given that Tottenham Hotspurs had a much better goal difference than Arsenal, a draw would have been enough to secure the second place, but they ended up being well beaten by a team that was already relegated. And worst of all, Newcastle played some part of the game with only ten men after the sending off of AleksandarMitrovic.
Mauricio Pochettino has conceded that his team was not good on the day and that they did not show any intensity in their game. He said that he will do everything he can so that the same mistake does not happen again next season.
Tottenham Hotspurs were at some point of the campaign genuine title contenders but their season faltered in the 4 last matches of the campaign and they find themselves finishing the season 12 points behind Champions Leicester City. Read more »
The Lily Whites would face English Premier League giants, Manchester United, in a crucial match for the team. Tottenham has had an impressive campaign this season as they sit in second place with 62 points from 32 games.
The team will trade tackles with The Red Devils this Sunday. After facing lots of injury worries, Tottenham would appreciate a boost as Erik Lamela is likely to be available for the must-win match to keep their EPL title hopes alive. Lamela missed the last match against Liverpool which ended in a draw.
Leicester City leads Tottenham with seven points. With six matches left, the clash with Manchester United is the title decider. With Leicester City playing 18th-placed Sunderland on Sunday, if The Spurs lose and let the points’ difference move up to ten points, if Leicester City defeats Sunderland, then the EPL title is good as won.
Jan Vertonghen is poised to return to the team after missing three months due to a knee injury he picked up. The defender will surely be a big boost to the squad as they host The Red Devils. Read more »
Manchester United is believed to have launched an offer of around €190 million for Barcelona’s Neymar as the Premier League club is willing to go deep in their pockets and sign someone who can play alongside Wayne Rooney and start scoring goals for the English outfit which has recently been struggling trying to score goals on a consistent basis.
Louis van Gaal lost his chance to sign Pedro as Chelsea arrived and snatched him up which has already proven to be a transfer which has given Jose Mourinho positive results as Pedro almost single handedly collected all 3 points for Chelsea in his debut match when Chelsea faced off with West Bromwich Albion and claimed a 3-2 triumph.
Gareth Bale’s transfer from Tottenham Hotspur to the Santiago Bernabeu came at a hefty fee for Real Madrid as they had to pay €100 million in order to sign the Welshman but if this transfer does indeed follow through and Manchester United offloads €190 million, it would turn Neymar into the most expensive transfer in the history of football. Read more »
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino reckons that striker Harry Kane needs to be even better next season if he is to continue his progress.
The England international has enjoyed an amazing 10 months at White Hart Lane. After being on the verge of being loaned out to yet another lower division club, Tim Sherwood gave the striker an amazing opportunity and he has grabbed it with both hands. Pochettino took a lot of time before having the confidence to use the player in the league, but he was rewarded immensely after Kane scored 30 goals in all competitions before managing to win the PFA Young Player of the Year award.
Pochettino says that Kane needs to perform next season as well if he is to prove his critics that this season was not a flash in the pan. However, the 21-year-old will face a lot of challenges in order to do so. His opposition will be much more wiser when it comes to dealing with him during the game. Further, he will also be required to return much quicker than scheduled if Tottenham qualify for the Europa League. The lack of rest could be worsened because of his participation in the upcoming Euro U21 Championships. Read more »