Author Archives: Nick Ames

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RB Leipzig’s Emil Forsberg: ‘We’re not here to buy Mbappé and Messi. We’re here to develop players’

By | 14th February 2020

The Sweden international on facing Tottenham in the Champions League, having a famous father and those who hate his clubIt was in Aue, a small mountain town near the border with Czech Republic, that Emil Forsberg fully understood he had got into someth…

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José Mourinho unhappy at Spurs’ winter break timing with Leipzig tie looming

By | 24th January 2020

• Tottenham play Villa three days before Champions League tie• Mourinho keen to avoid Saints replay and wants win at St Mary’sChristian Eriksen will travel to Milan and have a medical early next week before completing a move to Internazionale after the…

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José Mourinho raises prospect of Harry Kane missing Euro 2020 with injury

By | 13th January 2020

• Manager says Kane out until ‘May, next season, I don’t know’• Portuguese admits distracted Eriksen not at his bestJosé Mourinho has cast doubt on whether Harry Kane will be available again this season or for Euro 2020, raising the prospect the Spurs …

José Mourinho tells Tottenham he wants them raging not sad in defeat

By | 6th December 2019

• Mourinho saw sad dressing room after losing at Old Trafford• ‘Being sad will not resolve your problems,’ Mourinho warnsJosé Mourinho wants to see his Tottenham players “raging” whenever they experience defeat, having been concerned their reaction at …

Harry Kane out to settle old score with Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk | Nick Ames

By | 26th October 2019

Spurs striker ready for Anfield rematch four months after Liverpool centre-back dominated in Champions League finalIn Harry Kane’s head the Champions League final will always be an occasion that, as he put it in July, Tottenham allowed to “slide by”. T…

Tottenham Hotspur v Bayern Munich: Champions League – live!

By | 1st October 2019

Champions League updates from the 8pm BST kick-offLive scoreboard: the latest from Tuesday’s gamesAnd you can get in touch with Nick by email or Twitter 8.30pm BST 30 min: This is much more like the tempo we associate with this Tottenham team, I must s…

West Ham v Tottenham: Women’s Super League – live!

By | 29th September 2019

Live updates from the WSL match at the London StadiumLive scoreboard: keep up with all the goals around EuropeEmail nick.ames@theguardian.com | Tweet @NickAmes82 4.20pm BST 90 min: One final Spurs change, Graham replaced by Addison. They are almost hom…

Unai Emery’s Arsenal still searching for its soul amid the tinkering | Nick Ames

By | 31st August 2019

His passion is in no doubt, but what the Spanish manager wants on the pitch is often still opaque. A vibrant display against Spurs might make things a bit clearerUnai Emery’s touchline exhortations can make an exhausting watch and the person behind Ars…