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Christian Eriksen admits he felt like 'the black sheep' at Tottenham

Guardian - ons, 05/02/2020 - 09:36
  • Inter midfielder reflects on running down his Spurs contract
  • ‘I played about 30 games that were like goodbye games’

Christian Eriksen says his decision to run down his contract made him a “black sheep” at Tottenham.

The 27-year-old midfielder joined Internazionale last week for £17m. The Dane would have been out of contract in the summer and had been linked with a move away since last summer, when he revealed he was ready for a new challenge in the wake of Spurs’ Champions League final defeat.

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José Mourinho says he does not expect Harry Kane to play for Spurs until May

Guardian - tir, 04/02/2020 - 23:30

• Manager targets last two games of season for recovering striker
• England concerned over captain’s fitness for Euro 2020

José Mourinho expects Harry Kane to play only two Premier League games before Euro 2020. The Tottenham manager has been without Kane since New Year’s Day, when the striker ruptured a hamstring tendon in the defeat at Southampton, and has previously raised the prospect of him missing the rest of the season.

Mourinho said on 13 January that the England captain would be “out until mid-April, end of April, May, next season, I don’t know” – a comment that reflected the level of concern he had, even if it was undercut by vagueness. As the manager prepared for Wednesday night’s FA Cup replay at home to Southampton, he was more specific.

Related: Dele Alli says no ill feeling with Raheem Sterling over late tackle

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Jose: Kane may return for last two PL games

Sky Sports - tir, 04/02/2020 - 23:30
Harry Kane could be back for Tottenham's final two Premier League games of the season against Crystal Palace and Leicester, says Jose Mourinho.

Tottenham vs Southampton preview

Sky Sports - tir, 04/02/2020 - 18:00
Team news and stats for Wednesday's FA Cup fourth-round replay between Tottenham and Southampton.

Fantasy Team of the Week

Sky Sports - tir, 04/02/2020 - 16:30
Which players starred during Gameweek 26 of Sky Sports Fantasy Football and how many of your side made this week's best XI?

Jose: VAR is not good for the emotions

Sky Sports - tir, 04/02/2020 - 14:02
Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho feels the presence of VAR in the Premier League has not been good for touchline emotions.

Merson Says: Guardiola has been found out

Sky Sports - tir, 04/02/2020 - 00:10
Paul Merson gives his verdict on Pep Guardiola's current struggles with Manchester City, Jose Mourinho's impact since taking over at Tottenham and tells us just why he rates Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo so highly.

Dele Alli says no ill feeling with Raheem Sterling over late tackle

Guardian - man, 03/02/2020 - 13:14
• England teammates appeared to have words in Sunday’s game
• Alli: ‘Raheem would never intentionally try to hurt someone’

Dele Alli has said that he does not bear a grudge towards Raheem Sterling, who left the Tottenham midfielder with an injured ankle during Manchester City’s 2-0 defeat at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday.

Sterling was fortunate not to have a yellow card upgraded to red after VAR checked his foul on Alli during a controversial first half, but the England teammates were seen speaking amicably and shaking hands before the start of the second half. Alli struggled before being taken off and Spurs are expected to find out more about the severity of the injury on Tuesday.

Related: The beguiling power of football behind Manchester City’s loss to Spurs | Jonathan Liew

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Bale's agent rules out Tottenham return

Sky Sports - man, 03/02/2020 - 13:05
Gareth Bale's agent Jonathan Barnett says he does not think his client will ever return to Tottenham.

'Spurs will regret not signing a striker'

Sky Sports - man, 03/02/2020 - 12:04
Tottenham will regret not signing a striker despite Steven Bergwijn's stunning volley on his debut against Manchester City, according to Stephen Warnock.

Alli: No hard feelings towards Sterling

Sky Sports - man, 03/02/2020 - 11:19
Dele Alli says he has no hard feelings towards Raheem Sterling for his late challenge in Tottenham's 2-0 win over Manchester City.

Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend’s action

Guardian - man, 03/02/2020 - 09:28

Olivier Giroud’s absence is a mystery, Hugo Lloris proves his worth and Manchester United’s defence continues to wobble

The debutant Steven Bergwijn will rightfully claim the headlines for Spurs but the contribution of Tottenham’s current third-longest serving player against Manchester City should not be forgotten. Hugo Lloris made one of the saves of the season to deny Sergio Agüero in the first half, somehow getting a big toe to turn a deflected shot on to the post, before he also denied Ilkay Gündogan from the penalty spot (the fourth spot-kick City have missed in their past six). Lloris rode his luck – he was clearly off his line when palming Gündogan’s effort away and fortunate not to concede another penalty when challenging Raheem Sterling for the rebound – but his performance is a reminder that the World Cup-winning captain is a big-game player. His return to form in time for the Champions League knockouts bodes well for José Mourinho. Michael Butler

Related: The beguiling power of football behind Manchester City’s loss to Spurs | Jonathan Liew

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Pep Guardiola takes swipe at ex-Premier League chief Richard Scudamore

Guardian - søn, 02/02/2020 - 23:53

• Manchester City manager refers to 2018 quotes from Scudamore
• Guardiola concedes title, saying Liverpool are ‘unstoppable’

Pep Guardiola appeared to mock Richard Scudamore after Manchester City’s 2-0 defeat by Tottenham Hotspur, sarcastically questioning whether the Premier League is concerned that Liverpool are 22 points clear at the top of the league.

Guardiola all but conceded the title to Liverpool after the champions suffered another setback at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and he let out his frustration by appearing to refer back to Scudamore, who was the league’s chief executive at the time, saying he would like “someone to get a little bit closer to City” during an interview in August 2018. City had won the title by 18 points the season before.

Related: Bergwijn’s debut strike sets Spurs on road to victory over 10-man City

Related: The beguiling power of football behind Manchester City’s loss to Spurs | Jonathan Liew

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Bergwijn’s debut strike sets Spurs on road to victory over 10-man City

Guardian - søn, 02/02/2020 - 22:32

Manchester City might have played for 78 minutes of this Premier League drama with 10 men only for Raheem Sterling to get away with a horribly late tackle on Dele Alli. But when they did have a man sent off – Oleksandr Zinchenko for a second bookable offence in the 61st minute – it was the prompt for Tottenham to throw off the shackles and fire the wildest of turnarounds.

Until then it was difficult to overstate City’s dominance. Sergio Agüero missed a clutch of chances and Ilkay Gündogan had a penalty saved by Hugo Lloris as Pep Guardiola’s team hogged the ball and took up residence in the Spurs half. Yet profligacy has been their enemy on numerous occasions this season and they were left once again to count its cost after Zinchenko’s dismissal.

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Is this Guardiola's biggest challenge?

Sky Sports - søn, 02/02/2020 - 21:43
Pep Guardiola conceded the title to Liverpool as Manchester City suffered a sixth Premier League defeat of the season at Tottenham but how worried should he be about the bigger picture?

Is this Guardiola's biggest ever challenge?

Sky Sports - søn, 02/02/2020 - 21:43
Pep Guardiola conceded the title to Liverpool as Manchester City suffered a sixth Premier League defeat of the season at Tottenham, but is remaining optimistic for the future.

The beguiling power of football behind Manchester City’s loss to Spurs | Jonathan Liew

Guardian - søn, 02/02/2020 - 21:42

Forget fancy formations and statistics. Tottenham’s win over City proves that the game remains riotously random

There came a point, some time between Ilkay Gündogan missing an open goal and Oleksandr Zinchenko getting himself sent off and Davinson Sánchez heading the ball against his own crossbar from point-blank range, when you realised that whatever they tried, whatever they did, Manchester City were not going to score. It happens. Some days you just catch a whiff of bad juju at breakfast, can’t shake the feeling on the bus to the stadium, miss a couple of early chances and the entire afternoon simply unravels with a strange and unstoppable momentum. Ferran Soriano, City’s chief executive, once wrote a book called The Ball Doesn’t Go In By Chance. This was the shorter and less acclaimed sequel: By Chance, the Ball Doesn’t Go In.

It’s possible, of course, to reverse-engineer these things with the benefit of hindsight. You could say City were profligate in front of goal, that Kevin De Bruyne lacked his usual precision, that Raheem Sterling looked like a man who needed a rest a month ago, that a more experienced defender than Zinchenko would have realised that the threat of a sprinting Harry Winks on the counter is really not very much of a threat at all. You could study the goals in agonising microscopic detail and draw little coloured arrows on the screen and make sombre statements like: “For me Brian, Fernandinho’s got to be quicker to close him down there, even if we have used digital technology to slow down his movement to one-12th of its usual speed.”

Related: Tottenham 2-0 Manchester City: Premier League player ratings | Jacob Steinberg

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Bergwijn's instant impact boosts Mourinho

Sky Sports - søn, 02/02/2020 - 21:32
Jose Mourinho promised Tottenham supporters they would "love" Steven Bergwijn "sooner or later" following his arrival from PSV Eindhoven last week. As it turned out, the £27m Dutchman only needed one appearance to earn a place in their hearts.

Tottenham 2-0 Manchester City: Premier League player ratings | Jacob Steinberg

Guardian - søn, 02/02/2020 - 20:31
Steven Bergwijn wasted no time in winning over his new fans while the visitors’ left-back endured an afternoon to forget

Hugo Lloris Brilliantly denied Agüero with his feet and saved Gündogan’s penalty. Loves frustrating City from 12 yards. 7

Related: Bergwijn’s debut strike sets Spurs on road to victory over 10-man City

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