Author Archives: David Hytner

Tottenham’s Mousa Dembélé sidelined until January with ankle injury

By | 8th November 2018

• Midfielder damaged ankle ligaments against Wolves last week• Spurs expected to rotate for weekend’s trip to Crystal PalaceMauricio Pochettino has said that Mousa Dembélé is out until early January with an ankle ligament problem while Danny Rose is re…

Rooney should wear armband against USA, says England captain Kane

By | 7th November 2018

• Kane says striker deserves it and one-off appearance is ‘great’• ‘A good thing for everyone to be a part of,’ Spurs striker addsHarry Kane says that Wayne Rooney ought to wear the captain’s armband when he makes his farewell appearance for England ag…

Mauricio Pochettino looks to House of Cards for tips on life at Tottenham

By | 5th November 2018

• Spurs manager says ‘football is going in direction’ of TV drama• Pochettino prepares to shuffle his pack for PSV gameIt has been a tortuous wait for Mauricio Pochettino, scarred by delays and problems with personnel but, at last, it has been delivere…

Bernardo Silva criticises ‘complicated’ Wembley pitch after win over Spurs

By | 30th October 2018

• Manchester City midfielder says surface was far from perfect• Silva hails ‘big win’ that took City top of Premier LeagueBernardo Silva has lent his voice to the growing band of critics of the Wembley surface, describing it as complicated and a long w…

Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen in line for Spurs returns at West Ham

By | 30th October 2018

• Alli signs six-year contract and could start on Wednesday• Carabao Cup tie is Spurs’ second game of four in nine days Related: Riyad Mahrez’s early goal enough for Manchester City to see off Spurs Mauricio Pochettino is minded to start Dele Alli and,…

Érik Lamela happy with fewer starts and better form at Tottenham

By | 27th October 2018

Spurs winger is in the form of his life after a 13-month injury layoff during which he feared he would not get back to his bestÉrik Lamela has started only one Premier League game this season yet he has scored three goals in the competition and the sta…

Spirit of new Spurs embodied by Eric Dier’s tackle, says Mauricio Pochettino

By | 19th October 2018

• ‘That is the mentality we have tried to translate to the players’• Tottenham head to West Ham amid most productive PL startMauricio Pochettino felt Eric Dier’s thunderous tackle on Sergio Ramos during England’s 3-2 victory over Spain was a symbol of …

Christian Eriksen set to return for Tottenham at West Ham

By | 18th October 2018

• Mauricio Pochettino says midfielder will either start or be sub• Manager says he would welcome new signings in JanuaryChristian Eriksen will be available for Tottenham’s visit to West Ham on Saturday, according to Mauricio Pochettino, despite the unc…

Tottenham’s Hugo Lloris struggles to put private life problems behind him

By | 4th October 2018

A second-minute blunder against Barcelona was not an ideal start on his return to action but the Spurs goalkeeper aims to keep battling to get back to his bestHugo Lloris had not played since 27 August and everybody knows what has happened since – the …

Tottenham wanted rid of Gareth Bale and got lucky, says Mauricio Pochettino

By | 28th September 2018

• Bale was an unspectacular left-back in his first Spurs years• Welshman went on to shine as a winger and join Real MadridMauricio Pochettino has seemingly confirmed one of Tottenham’s dirty secrets – that they were prepared to get rid of Gareth Bale a…