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José Mourinho apologised to Eric Dier for first-half substitution

• Tottenham manager replaced Dier in tactical switch at 2-0 down• ‘He is an intelligent boy with a good understanding of the team’José Mourinho felt compelled to apologise to Eric Dier after substituting him after just 29 minutes of Tottenham’s 4-2 Cha…

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Tottenham hit back to secure progress after poor start against Olympiakos

José Mourinho has had a few Champions League saviours over the years but on this occasion, his first home game as the Tottenham manager, he could be indebted to a ballboy.Spurs had been two goals down to an energetic Olympiakos team, with their defence…

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Mauricio Pochettino admits Tottenham ‘gave up’ in dismal 7-2 defeat to Bayern

• Spurs manager responds to heavy Champions League loss• ‘We had to take risks and that gave them space to run’Mauricio Pochettino admitted that his Tottenham players gave up towards the end of the humiliating 7-2 Champions League defeat at home to Bay…

Serge Gnabry scores four in brutal Bayern’s 7-2 humiliation of Tottenham

There were 55 minutes on the stadium clock and a look of pure bewilderment on the faces of Tottenham’s defenders. They had just been shredded for the second time in three minutes by Serge Gnabry, Bayern Munich’s former Arsenal winger and, despite havin…

Joelinton secures Newcastle’s first points in surprise win at Tottenham

Insulting criticism. Complete lies. An over-sensationalised mini-crisis. Steve Bruce’s soundbites had been heavy on emotion in the countdown to this trip to Tottenham, a portrait of a manager determined to fight back after Newcastle’s early-season loss…

Christian Eriksen snatches draw against Everton but Spurs finish fourth

Tottenham were determined to look up rather than over their shoulders and, after the dramatic manner of their surge into next month’s Champions League final against Liverpool, who could blame them? As such, their target for the final day of the Premier…

Tottenham 0-1 Ajax: Champions League semi-final player ratings

Donny van de Beek and Matthijs de Ligt shone for Ajax, while the pick of Spurs’ players came off the benchHugo Lloris Outfoxed on the goal. Saved smartly from van de Beek on 25 minutes. Otherwise quiet. 6/10 Continue reading…

Michail Antonio and West Ham send Spurs to first defeat at new stadium

Michail Antonio has previous against Totttenham. Back in the 2015-16 season, when Spurs were pushing for the Premier League title, it was Antonio that helped to derail them with the only goal of a 1-0 West Ham win at Upton Park. Here, the forward struc…

Christian Eriksen grabs the points for Spurs as Brighton wilt at the last

Amid all of the excitement at Tottenham’s upcoming Champions League semi-final against Ajax, it has been possible to forget that their target for the season remains a top-four finish in the Premier League. There was no room for a slip-up against Bright…

Lucas Moura hits hat-trick as makeshift Spurs make light work of Huddersfield

Tottenham believe they have a chance of making history and it has certainly been difficult to keep a lid on the excitement that is building for their Champions League quarter-final, second leg at Manchester City on Wednesday. They lead 1-0 from the fir…