Happy Monday to everyone except for Gareth Southgate.
Well folks, I hope we’re all having a lovely relaxing week over the international break.
I for one am bored out of my mind without Spurs playing every 48 hours!
Right, let’s talk Spurs shall we?
BALE SET FOR DEBUT
Before we dive into the international break, it’s time to talk a little about what’s to come, with Gareth Bale set to make his second debut for Spurs on Sunday.
The boys welcome West Ham to the new stadium at the weekend, a rival that Bale loves to score against.
It’s being reported that the Welshman will make the bench for the game, and I’m seeing the headlines now when he steps onto the pitch with 20 minutes to go.
Bale is understood to have seriously impressed staff at the club during his short time back with Tottenham, and it’s no surprise to me that he’s fit and raring to go for the visit of the Hammers.
INTERNATIONAL BREAK ROUNDUP
With our squad spanning multiple countries across the world, it’s hard not to keep an eye on the international break without hearing Tottenham’s name pop up.
Toby Alderweireld, Harry Kane and Eric Dier were all involved at Wembley yesterday as England beat Belgium 2-1, with Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Hugo Lloris, Matt Doherty and Ben Davies all getting minutes for their respective countries.
We had a brief scare early in the week as Sergio Reguilon was whipped off before the break with a knock for Spain, but was later confirmed to be back in training in no time.
Come back in one piece, Reggy!
With just a few days left of the EFL window, we’re expecting to hear the news soon that Danny Rose will be leaving the club.
It was reported this week that Norwich or Brentford were his most likely destinations, and in all fairness I think he’d be a relative success at either club.
It’s not ended the way any of us would have wished for our longest serving player, but it’s time Rose moves on for the sake of everyone involved.
You may have seen this week that Spurs are being heavily linked with young Welsh centre-half Joe Rodon.
The 22-year-old is already a regular with Wales, having completed 135 minutes against England and Ireland over the break.
Tottenham still have time to complete a deal, but are apparently ‘miles apart’ with Swansea over the fee, with the latter wanting around £18million compared to the £8million Spurs currently value him at.
We desperately need defensive cover having lost both Jan Vertonghen and Juan Foyth in recent months, so fingers crossed Daniel Levy can get it over the line!