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How Tottenham striker Kane performed on his return from injury

The England captain scored but his team lost to Burnley. Harry Kane made a goalscoring comeback from injury against Burnley in the Premier League clash at Turf Moor. The Tottenham striker was named in the starting line-up following six weeks out with an ankle injury. Here, Press Association Sport assesses the England captain’s performance in Tottenham’s 2-1 defeat. Fitness Welcome back. #OneOfOurOwn pic.twitter.com/lil72QAM7s — Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) February 23, 2019 With Kane a naturally fit man and apparently a quick healer, manager Mauricio Pochettino had no hesitation in putting his top scorer straight back in. The 23-year-old dusted himself down from a couple of hefty challenges and showed no ill effects from the ankle problem, lasting the full 90 minutes of a...

Result: In-form Burnley derail Tottenham Hotspur’s title hopes at Turf Moor

In-form Burnley deal a damaging blow to Tottenham Hotspur’s title hopes with a 2-1 victory over Mauricio Pochettino’s side at Turf Moor. Tottenham Hotspur‘s title hopes have taken a major blow this afternoon as Mauricio Pochettino‘s side fell to a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Burnley at Turf Moor. Spurs had the chance to close the gap on Manchester City and Liverpool to just two points for 24 hours at least, but goals from Chris Wood and Ashley Barnes – either side of an equaliser from the fit-again Harry Kane – saw the title hopefuls fall to a damaging defeat. Tottenham remain five points adrift of the leading pair as a result, and that gap could grow to either when Liverpool take on Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday. Burnley, meanwhile, remain ...

Mauricio Pochettino: Burnley match is a final for Tottenham

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has billed Saturday’s clash with Burnley as a “final” in what could be a decisive week in the Premier League title race. Spurs could have been playing in an actual final this weekend had they beaten Chelsea in the Carabao Cup semi-final, but instead their lunchtime fixture at Turf Moor allows them to ramp up the pressure at the top of the table. With leaders Manchester City taking on Maurizio Sarri’s Chelsea side at Wembley, and therefore not in league action, and second-placed Liverpool heading to Manchester United on Sunday afternoon, Spurs could cut the gap on those two to just two points. “We need to assess them in one more training session, but they are doing well.” ⏱️ 🗣️ Mauricio provides an update on @HKane an...

Tottenham Hotspur ‘join rivals in Franck Kessie race’

Tottenham Hotspur join Chelsea and Arsenal in the race for AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie, according to a report. Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly joined the race for AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie. Kessie, 22, has featured in 21 of his team’s 23 Serie A matches during the 2018-19 campaign, scoring three times and contributing two assists. Arsenal and Chelsea have both been credited with an interest in the central midfielder amid suggestions that Milan could be forced into a sale due to Financial Fair Play rules. However, according to Sportmediaset, Tottenham are also in the race for the Ivory Coast international, with head coach Mauricio Pochettino an admirer of the midfielder’s talents. Kessie, who has a contract with Milan until the end of the 2020-21 campaign, has sc...

Tottenham Hotspur hold talks with Sampdoria’s Joachim Andersen?

Tottenham Hotspur hope to beat Juventus and Inter Milan to the signing of Sampdoria centre-back Joachim Andersen, according to a report. Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly started negotiations with Sampdoria over a summer deal for defender Joachim Andersen. The 22-year-old is believed to been targeted as a direct replacement for Toby Alderweireld, who rival clubs can purchase for a cut-price £25m this summer. Andersen is considered one of the hottest defensive talents in Italian football and is valued by Sampdoria at around £22m, reflecting his status as a regular in the heart of defence. Calciomercato reports that Tottenham have followed up their initial interest by reaching out to the Serie A side’s vice-president Antonio Romei and lawyer Paolo Busardo, both of whom were in London o...

Tottenham Hotspur to beat Arsenal to Suso signing?

Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly ready to reignite their interest in rumoured Arsenal target Suso, who has a £35m release clause inserted in his AC Milan contract. Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly looking to pip bitter rivals Arsenal to the signing of AC Milan attacker Suso. The 25-year-old has starred for Milan since joining from Liverpool in 2015, playing a direct part in 42 Serie A goals in the last two-and-a-half seasons. Suso has six goals and eight assists in all competitions this campaign and has been touted as a target for Arsenal, who are expected to bring in a few new players ahead of next season. According to The Mirror, however, North London rivals Spurs are also ready to reignite their interest in the four-cap Spain international. The report indicates that Tottenham’s in...

Tottenham Hotspur team news: Injury, suspension list vs. Burnley

Sports Mole rounds up the latest injury and suspension news ahead of title-chasing Tottenham Hotspur’s Premier League showdown against Burnley. Tottenham Hotspur could temporarily move to within two points of the top of the Premier League table when they take on Burnley at Turf Moor on Saturday, February 23. Mauricio Pochettino‘s side refuse to fall away as title outsiders and will go into the match off the back of four straight wins – both in the Premier League and across all competitions. Champions League progress is very much in their hands after a 3-0 win over Borussia Dortmund in the first leg of their last-16 tie at Wembley, and Spurs will have a full 10 days of rest before their trip to Turf Moor. Such a gap is expected to allow some key players the chance to retur...

Tottenham ‘heroes’ have earned a few days off, says Pochettino

Mauricio Pochettino will reward Tottenham’s players with some time off after they put one foot in the Champions League quarter-finals. Spurs produced a superb second-half display at Wembley on Wednesday evening to build a commanding 3-0 lead ahead of their last-16 second leg with Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund. The north London club, who travel to Germany for the return match early next month, do not have a fixture until February 23 having been knocked out of the FA Cup. Manager Pochettino intends to use the break to go abroad, while his squad will also be given time away from football after he described them as “heroes”. “The players deserve all the credit because they were fantastic. They win the possibility to have a few days off,” he said. “I cannot tell you (my plans) but I am g...

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino: My players are heroes

Mauricio Pochettino hailed Tottenham’s “heroes” after his side blew away Borussia Dortmund in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie. Spurs will travel to Germany next month with a commanding 3-0 advantage following second-half strikes from Son Heung-min, Jan Vertonghen and substitute Fernando Llorente at Wembley. The emphatic victory came with the team once again missing key England duo Harry Kane and Dele Alli due to injury, while Vertonghen was deployed out of position at left wing-back because of the absences of Danny Rose and Ben Davies. What a night! #COYS #UCL pic.twitter.com/CAMFYGNF1g — Jan Vertonghen (@JanVertonghen) February 13, 2019 Although manager Pochettino was delighted with the performance of his players, he also warned that they are not yet assured a place in...

Inter Milan ‘interested in Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Moussa Sissoko’

Inter Milan reportedly identify Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Moussa Sissoko as a possible transfer target at the end of the season. Inter Milan have reportedly identified Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Moussa Sissoko as a possible transfer target this summer. Sissoko has worked his way back into Mauricio Pochettino‘s plans in North London this season, making 20 Premier League appearances for title-chasing Spurs. However, despite his improved performances Tottenham are still considering offloading him at the end of the campaign, with the Frenchman due to turn 30 in August. Calciomercato reports that Inter are hopeful of snapping Sissoko up in a cut-price deal and plan to team him up with Cagliari’s Nicolo Barella, who has also been linked with a move to the San Siro. Tottenham wou...

Ivan Perisic ‘prefers Tottenham Hotspur to Arsenal’

Inter Milan’s Ivan Perisic reportedly has his heart set on a move to North London and would prefer to join Tottenham Hotspur over Arsenal. Inter Milan winger Ivan Perisic would rather join Tottenham Hotspur than Arsenal if given the choice, according to a report. The Croatia international has been linked with an array of Premier League sides over the past 18 months and came close to joining Manchester United last summer. United stepped forward with an offer for Perisic but were unable to strike a deal with Inter, though that interest has since faded following the exit of Jose Mourinho. Arsenal are believed to have made an offer last month, but they lacked the funds to buy the 30-year-old outright and have had to delay a move until the summer when money will become available to manage...

Tottenham hoping to keep Sancho out of the headlines

Tottenham will be hoping Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho is not in the mood to be making any more headlines when the two clubs meet in the Champions League last 16. England international Sancho was in the news as he delayed Dortmund’s departure to London on Tuesday after forgetting his passport. But his sizzling form for the Bundesliga leaders has also seen him grab the column inches, scoring eight goals and producing 11 assists in all competitions. Mauricio Pochettino is wary of young England star Jadon Sancho (John Walton/PA) He will be one of Dortmund’s main threats against Spurs in the first leg at Wembley, particularly as the Premier League club look set to play Jan Vertonghen at left-back. Sancho’s story has been well publicised this year following the decision to turn his back on M...

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