Author Archives: David Hytner


Spurs ready for Champions League and Dortmund – then a much-needed break

By | 12th February 2019

• Tottenham likely to be without starting services of Danny Rose• Harry Kane and Dele Alli set to be ready for 5 March returnIt has been a punishing schedule for Mauricio Pochettino and his Tottenham players. Since they returned from the November inter…


Un-brie-lievable: VIP cheese room at new Spurs stadium melts away

By | 11th February 2019

• Tottenham’s new £1bn stadium has been hit by delays• Club say there were no plans for cheese room in the first placeIt was trailed as a high-end highlight of Tottenham’s magnificent new stadium and, in many respects, came to be an emblem of the extra…

Mauricio Pochettino hints Tottenham’s move may have cost them a trophy

By | 25th January 2019

• Club’s return to White Hart Lane delayed• ‘We are always close to the last step’Mauricio Pochettino has suggested he might have won a trophy at Tottenham by now had the club not been forced to move away from White Hart Lane as part of their new stadi…

Mauricio Pochettino calls for VAR in Premier League to be postponed

By | 23rd January 2019

• Spurs manager fears system harms ‘dynamic’ English game• Win over Chelsea would bring Pochettino closer to first trophyMauricio Pochettino has outlined his grave misgivings about VAR and called on the authorities to postpone its introduction to the P…

Tottenham’s Dele Alli set to miss at least six weeks with hamstring strain

By | 22nd January 2019

• Forward picked up injury in game against Fulham• Alli not likely to be back in training until early MarchDele Alli faces a lay-off of at least six weeks, after his worst fears over the severity of the hamstring injury he suffered at Fulham on Sunday …

Tottenham’s Mousa Dembélé joins Guangzhou R&F for £11m

By | 17th January 2019

• Belgian leaves Spurs after six and a half years at the club• Pochettino called him ‘a genius’ and he will be missed by fansTottenham have confirmed the £11m departure of Mousa Dembélé to Guangzhou R&F in the Chinese Super League – a player that t…

Pochettino v Solskjær: Premier League soap opera could run and run | David Hytner

By | 11th January 2019

The Spurs manager is a target for Manchester United but Daniel Levy would oppose any move with iron fists It was the moment that enshrined Ole Gunnar Solskjær into Manchester United legend. David Beckham’s corner, Teddy Sheringham’s flick and, well, yo…

Mousa Dembélé set to leave Tottenham for Beijing Guoan in £11m move

By | 8th January 2019

• Midfielder in line to join Chinese Super League club• Dembélé feels lower tempo there will suit himMousa Dembélé is poised to join Beijing Guoan in the Chinese Super League, with Tottenham in the process of finalising the paperwork on an £11m transfe…