Mar 032015
 

Tottenham Hotspur V Swansea – view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game live.Pochettino: Players need a liftMauricio Pochettino concedes he needs to lift his Tottenham players after their double disappointment in the last week – starting with the visit of Swansea on Wednesday night.Spurs crashed out of the Europa League following a 2-0 defeat to Fiorentina last Thursday before losing by the same scoreline to Chelsea in the Capital One Cup final just three days later.That leaves the club with only a place in the Premier League top four to battle for over the remainder of the season but Pochettino will stress to his squad the need to look ahead rather than linger on their recent losses.”The target is the next game,” he said.”I always told you about that Now we have 12 games and we need to finish the season strongly This is our objective and we need the three points against Swansea.”We need to lift the players, we need to put an idea in the group that this is the most important game It is difficult Expectation was big but we need to forget that and we need to focus Now we only have one competition and we need to win the three points.”The experience of playing a Wembley final will no doubt be of use to Tottenham’s young squad in the coming years – with Pochettino admitting spirits were low amongst the players on Monday morning.”It was difficult – that is the reality,” he said.”We are disappointed about the result A difficult day after the final because we get two feelings, one a bad feeling but also you feel good because you did your best and performance was good.”I spoke about the final to improve, this is a good game for growing, I think this is a very, very good opportunity to improve.”To start moving forward, Tottenham will want to take all three points against an improving Swansea outfit but, with the likes of former Spurs man Sigurdsson in their side, Pochettino acknowledged that Garry Monk’s men could pose a threat at White Hart Lane.”Swansea are a team who can play very good football, very good players and we know players like Sigurdsson,” he said.”It is an interesting game for us It is a team which plays well, has a good philosophy, against Manchester United they were very good.”It is important to get the three points After Chelsea in the Capital One Cup final, we need to get some good feelings and this game is important.”The club have confirmed they will hold a minute’s applause ahead of the fixture with Swansea after 1961 double-winner Dave Mackay passed away.Black armbands being worn by the squad and a number of the club’s highest-profile former players paying tribute to Mackay at half-time – with Pochettino describing the Scot as a Tottenham “legend”.Swansea could come up against former favourites Michel Vorm and Ben Davies at White Hart Lane, although neither player has been able to establish themselves at Spurs since summer moves.Dutch goalkeeper Vorm has been very much Hugo Lloris’ understudy while Wales defender Davies has made only seven league starts in being second-choice to Danny Rose for the left-back spot.”This is the difficulty always when you go to the bigger clubs,” said boss Monk, who is expected to start his Tottenham old boys Gylfi Sigurdsson and Kyle Naughton.”They have bigger squads, the depth of quality and competition is a lot more and they’re fighting for their places.” Source : PA

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Mar 032015
 

Former Tottenham and Scotland midfielder Dave Mackay has died aged 80, the Barclays Premier League side have announced. Mackay, who was part of Spurs’ 1961 double-winning team, passed away at hospital in Nottingham on Monday evening. “We were saddened to hear of the death of our former captain Dave Mackay who passed away at the Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham, this evening (Monday, March 2) He was 80,” a statement on Tottenham’s website read Source : PA

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Mar 032015
 

Yesterday’s Capital One Cup final might have not lived up to Spurs’ fans expectations but as ever they created a great atmosphere. The journey to Wembley was a noisy one and one tube train carriage featured a very famous Tottenham supporter. Former Spurs midfielder Steffen Freund was at the match and a video has emerged of him getting singing with the fans.

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Mar 022015
 

Harry Kane says losing the Capital One Cup final was the ‘worst feeling in the world’ but he is sure it will drive Tottenham on to win silverware of their own Tottenham missed an opportunity to end their seven-year trophy drought on Sunday as Chelsea ran out 2-0 winners at Wembley. The Blues lifted the trophy after what Kane described as “scrappy” and “lucky” deflected goals from John Terry and Kyle Walker, who accidentally turned the ball into his own net from Diego Costa’s cross.

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Mar 012015
 

A hard-working Tottenham side was stifled throughout Sunday’s 2-0 League Cup final loss to Chelsea, with the Argentine describing the clash with the Portuguese as an “honor” LONDON — Mauricio Pochettino has hailed Jose Mourinho as “the best manager in the world” after Chelsea defeated Tottenham in the League Cup final. John Terry took advantage of hesitation at a corner to put Chelsea ahead in first-half stoppage time before Diego Costa’s shot deflected off Kyle Walker to settle the Wembley showpiece

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Mar 012015
 

Jose Mourinho is back on the trophy trail with Chelsea after a 2-0 win against Tottenham on Sunday sealed League Cup success at Wembley. Chelsea celebrated its first trophy in Jose Mourinho’s second spell as manager as goals from John Terry and Diego Costa defeated Tottenham 2-0 to seal the League Cup final at Wembley on Sunday.

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Mar 012015
 

The Chelsea captain says the League Cup crown “could be the start of something very good” as the Blues pursue the treble. John Terry is already eyeing more trophies for Chelsea after the Blues beat Tottenham 2-0 to claim the League Cup at Wembley on Sunday. Chelsea captain Terry opened the scoring shortly before halftime as the Premier League leaders secured a first trophy since Jose Mourinho’s return as manager in 2013

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