Happy Monday to everyone, except the stress fracture in Japhet Tanganga’s back.
Well folks, it wouldn’t be Spurs if not for a major injury concern just days before we return after a three month break, now would it?
That’s right, it seems young Japhet could be set for some time on the sidelines just when we needed him most. But, we crack on.
Right, let’s get stuck into it…
LOOKING AHEAD TO UNITED
Well folks, it’s finally here. The day we’ve been waiting for is almost upon us as we welcome Man United to the new stadium in our first game after lockdown.
I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to see the boys again – even if we’re without one of the stars of our season.
It seems rather typical that despite a three month break, Spurs will be without Tanganga, Dele Alli and quite possibly Giovani Lo Celso ahead of our return.
That being said, that man Harry Kane, a revitalised Tanguy Ndombele and a whole host of other returnees are back in the mix and we’re looking rather fresh – let’s go!
If I were to rank things you don’t want to happen right before you play Man United, a 2-1 home defeat to Norwich is probably right up there.
In case you might have missed it, Jose Mourinho’s side surrendered a 1-0 lead right at the death as the Canaries scored two in the final 10 minutes of our friendly on Friday.
Speaking after the game, Mourinho stressed the importance of patience ahead of our stadium-less games, and said the players are ready to fight for all 27 points available.
You can catch Jose’s interview with Spurs TV here.
CHRISTIAN CRACKS CORNERS
If you didn’t laugh, you really would cry.
In perhaps the most Spursy moment of the season so far, Christian Eriksen was back in action for his new club Inter Milan on Saturday, and managed to score directly from a corner. I know right?
After years on end of watching him fail to beat the first man, he goes and scores from one. I wonder if that’s what he was trying to do all that time?
You can see the goal here.
LETTING LAMELA GO?
Well you may have seen in the week that there are rumours Erik Lamela could be departing the club unless he can convince Mourinho of his worth in our remaining nine fixtures.
In my opinion, Erik is rather underrated for his value as a squad player. Despite just 13 starts this season, the Argentine has been involved in seven goals and seems to give a damn about the club – a quality that often gets overlooked.
For almost seven years of service, I think Spurs have just about got their money’s worth from his £30million arrival fee, despite forking out so many fines for his numerous bookings.
Will he stay? We shall see..