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Tottenham fans have been asking for the inclusion of Harry Kane in the Premier League team. The England under 21 international has been a huge hit at White Hart Lane, partly because of his roots but largely because of his form. Tottenham strikers like Emmanuel Adebayor and Roberto Soldado have been the first choice for the club in the league. However, they have so far failed to impress and have managed just two goals between them. Kane, meanwhile, has been a breath of fresh air and he has provided a healthy return of six goals in other competitions like the Europa League and the League Cup.
His goal against Brighton Hove Albion in the midweek League Cup action has not gone unnoticed. Fans have been asking the manager to include him in the starting line-up for the Premier League matches. Tottenham have been struggling for form and consistency since Mauricio Pochettino’s arrival. The club started the season with top four ambitions, but they are now eighth in the table. Even though only three points separates them from Arsenal in the fourth spot, it is looking highly unlikely that Tottenham will be anywhere close to a Champions League place at the end of the season.
Pochettino has responded to the fans claims by saying that he will not be forced into making selections. “I understand the fans want him to play because he is an English player. I understand he is a special player for our supporters. Today if we were in Argentina and he was an Argentinean player and playing with two foreign strikers, it would always be a sensitive situation. He is English, he is young and from the Tottenham academy so it is normal. We understand he is a special player for Tottenham and for our supporters,” said Pochettino.
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Sergio Ramos has made it clear that there hasn’t been any veiled text sent from his side to Cristiano Ronaldo.
Ronaldo had said in some of his interviews of late that he wasn’t pleased to see the Real Madrid hierarchy let players like Alonso and Di Maria go.
According to the rumours, Ramos didn’t like that particular act of Ronaldo and texted the Portugal talisman telling him to follow the rules of the club.
Ramos, however, denied the rumours of text completely yesterday, but, the Spanish defender did say that all the players should respect the calls made by the board.
Speaking in a press conference ahead of Spain’s friendly match against France, he said, “The news of me texting CR7 is false. I would like to suggest the club fans not to pay too much attention to that. I never did anything like that. Not only is Cristiano a teammate for me, he is one of the best buddies as well.”
“As far as selling of the players is concerned, it’s up to the board. They decide what needs to be done in that regard and being the contracted players, I think we should respect the decisions that they come up with.”
When asked about the France game and also about the Vicente Del Bosque who has been retained as manager despite the poor World Cup showing, the 28-year old had this to say, “A fresh era is going to start. So, there is a bit of excitement. We have our ambitions for the future. We are not thinking about past at all.”
“About Gaffer (Del Bosque), I can only say that he is a great man and he’s surely the right choice for managing the team at the moment.”
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Mauricio Pochettino will be going through his debut season in charge of Tottenham Hotspurs as he replaced Tim Sherwood who could only last 5 months as the head coach of the Premier League club. Pochettino is experiencing a fairly successful transfer window having already signed a number of highly rated young players such as: Eric Dier and Ben Davies. Mateo Musacchio is also expected to join the club at the White Hart Lane.
It was only a few days ago that Tottenham confirmed signing Eric Dier from the Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon. Upon making his arrival to his new club, the 20 year old defender Dier expressed his joy on signing with the English club.
Eric Dier said: “It has always been my ambition and my dream to come back to England and play in the Premier League I’ve watched a lot of Tottenham Hotspur and I’ve always enjoyed the way they play, their attacking football. I think, coming from Portugal, that suits me and this season I just want to adapt really quickly to the Premier League and do the best I can.”
The defensive division of Tottenham is what Mauricio Pochettino is focusing to reinforce vibrant and energetic players that can stay with the club for the years to come and now the Argentine manager is setting his sights on Mateo Musacchio from Villareal.
The head coach of Villareal, Marcelino García Toral is well aware of the importance that Mateo Musacchio has for his club and will not allow the player to leave on a low fee.
“Things will change quite a lot for this team. The quality and level of Musacchio will make it difficult to find a replacement. It won’t be easy to replace him but the solution, for better or worse, will be found soon. Mateo is a very important player for Villarreal. He’s an excellent player and will be a difficult loss to cover, especially as he plays in a tough position to reinforce.” Villareal boss Marcelino Garcia said as he talked about the role that Musacchio has in the squad.
Pochettino could face an obstacle in his quest of signing Mateo Musacchio from Villareal as the Spanish club will have to offload a substantial amount of money to his former club River Plate if the transfer does indeed happen and this is something that the manager of Villareal Marcelino Garcia might not be happy to do as he will have to lose a promising young player and not have a big cash reward for doing it.
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