Dec 192014
 

The Tottenham striker has scored just seven goals in 38 Premier League matches. Roberto Soldado says he is “ashamed” at being unable to repay the faith put in him by Tottenham supporters. The Spaniard moved to White Hart Lane from Valencia ahead of the 2013-14 campaign but has failed to recapture the prolific form he showed in his time at the Mestalla Stadium.

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Dec 192014
 

Tottenham Hotspur V Burnley – view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game live.Adebayor back for SpursTottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has Emmanuel Adebayor available for Saturday’s Barclays Premier League clash with Burnley as Spurs look to carry the momentum of the midweek thrashing of Newcastle.The Togo striker has returned from compassionate leave but is not yet fully fit, so is unlikely to start for Pochettino, who has a fully fit squad in buoyant mood after the 4-0 defeat of the Magpies.”He’s available,” Pochettino said.”After, we will see if I pick him or not I’m happy with Ade and how he’s been training Maybe he’s not 100 per cent yet, but he’s not far away.”He’s getting better He needs training, he needs to improve, especially his physical condition, but he’s getting better.”Adebayor has not played for Spurs since criticising the White Hart Lane supporters following last month’s loss to Stoke.The enigmatic striker suggested it would be better to play away from home due to the atmosphere, which Pochettino believes is positive again following the Capital One Cup quarter-final humbling of Newcastle.The Argentinian added: “It’s important to create this relationship When you create this relationship between the supporters and the team, after that comes only good things.”The energy is positive after a victory like Wednesday.”Spurs play a Burnley side whose three wins this season have come in the last six games, when they have lost just once.”Burnley are a very good team,” former Southampton boss Pochettino added.”We played them one year ago at St Mary’s (with Southampton) It’s the same team, same philosophy and they are very consistent.”Every game you need to win, more here, at Tottenham In our mind is to get three points tomorrow, but we have full respect for our opponent.”It’s important to keep the level of performance that we had on Wednesday and to go tomorrow ready to compete.”We need to suffer, because in front of us we have a very tough team.”Burnley start this weekend outside the Premier League’s bottom three and Sean Dyche believes his men are now being viewed as “serious underdogs”.The Clarets took their seat at the top table back in August with the manager declaring last season’s Sky Bet Championship runners-up could be considered the “biggest underdogs” in Premier League history.But, despite not winning a game until November, they enter the festive schedule in 17th spot after accruing 11 points from the last 18 available.And ahead of a tricky run which sees them face Tottenham, Liverpool and Manchester City to close out 2014, Dyche is aware that while Burnley remain unfancied, the perceptions from outside Turf Moor have shifted.”I think people will probably take us a bit more seriously than they did in the first 10 games,” he said.”It doesn’t mean we’re not underdogs We’re going to White Hart Lane, there’s only one favourite, we’re playing Liverpool, there’s only one favourite, we’re playing Man City, there’s only one favourite.”I’m not doing us down, but there is If you walk into any bookies they will be the favourites.”I think there was a rare game when we played Hull and we weren’t the underdogs That’s one game in 16.”So there lies the truth, bookies rarely get it wrong with that sort of stuff.”We’re still underdogs, all I’m saying is we’re maybe a bit more serious underdogs than maybe people thought at first.”But that’s the outside view Managers and professionals know they have to be on their guard and they have to play well.”Burnley continue to be troubled by injury problems for their visit to White Hart Lane.Michael Duff has had a minor setback in his recovery from a calf problem while fellow experienced heads Matt Taylor and Stephen Ward are sidelined by respective Achilles and ankle complaints.Sam Vokes’ return from his knee injury is imminent, yet the Wales international is more likely to appear in another game for the development squad on Monday, but Ben Mee has made a full recovery from illness Source : PA

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Dec 192014
 

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has Emmanuel Adebayor available for Saturday’s Barclays Premier League clash with Burnley as Spurs look to carry the momentum of the midweek thrashing of Newcastle The Togo striker has returned from compassionate leave but is not yet fully fit, so is unlikely to start for Pochettino, who has a fully fit squad in buoyant mood after the 4-0 defeat of the Magpies “He’s available,” Pochettino said. “After, we will see if I pick him or not I’m happy with Ade and how he’s been training Maybe he’s not 100 per cent yet, but he’s not far away.

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Dec 182014
 

Tottenham put in one of the best performances of Mauricio Pochettino’s reign as progress to the Capital One Cup semi-finals was secured in style The former Argentina defender’s start to life in north London has not been without its teething problems, but things appear to now be moving in the right direction. Spurs have taken 10 points from a possible 15 in the Premier League and, on Wednesday evening, secured a Capital One Cup semi-final against Sheffield United by thrashing Newcastle. Nabil Bentaleb, Nacer Chadli, Harry Kane and Roberto Soldado all scored in a 4-0 victory which puts them within a two-legged semi-final of Wembley

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Dec 182014
 

Tottenham put in one of the best performances of Mauricio Pochettino’s reign as progress to the Capital One Cup semi-finals was secured in style The former Argentina defender’s start to life in north London has not been without its teething problems, but things appear to now be moving in the right direction. Spurs have taken 10 points from a possible 15 in the Premier League and, on Wednesday evening, secured a Capital One Cup semi-final against Sheffield United by thrashing Newcastle. Nabil Bentaleb, Nacer Chadli, Harry Kane and Roberto Soldado all scored in a 4-0 victory which puts them within a two-legged semi-final of Wembley

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Dec 182014
 

Tottenham Hotspur 4-0 Newcastle: Match Report – view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game as it happened.Tottenham 4 Newcastle 0Tottenham obliterated Newcastle as they stylishly secured their place in Capital One Cup semi-finals.Mauricio Pochettino’s start to life in north London has not been without its teething problems, yet Spurs fans are now beginning to see the performances they yearn for.The recent improvements were evident at White Hart Lane on Wednesday evening, when Nabil Bentaleb, Nacer Chadli, Harry Kane and Roberto Soldado all scored in a 4-0 demolishment of Newcastle.It puts Spurs within a two-legged semi-final of Wembley and help made amends for October’s embarrassing 2-1 defeat to Alan Pardew’s men at White Hart Lane.They certainly impressed in laying that ghost to rest, with Bentaleb capitalising on a mistake by Newcastle’s third-choice goalkeeper, Jak Alnwick, to turn home midway through the first half.It was a lead doubled by Chadli seconds after half-time and, once Massadio Haidara cleared a Jan Vertonghen header off the line, Kane put the game out of sight.It continued the England Under-21s international’s record of scoring in every round of this season’s competition and his replacement Soldado added extra gloss, slotting home from close range after Christian Eriksen’s initial effort was saved Source : PA

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Dec 182014
 

Tottenham obliterated Newcastle as they stylishly secured their place in Capital One Cup semi-finals Mauricio Pochettino’s start to life in north London has not been without its teething problems, yet Spurs fans are now beginning to see the performances they yearn for. The recent improvements were evident at White Hart Lane on Wednesday evening, when Nabil Bentaleb, Nacer Chadli, Harry Kane and Roberto Soldado all scored in a 4-0 demolishment of Newcastle

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