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Time for Spurs to prove their worth – Conte

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London (AFP) – Chelsea manager Antonio Conte took a swipe at Tottenham ahead of Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final saying it is high time that the north London club ended decades of underachievement.

Conte’s Premier League leaders are just four points ahead of second-placed Tottenham in a tense title race, but Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino has claimed his team will be underdogs at Wembley this weekend.

Time for Spurs to prove their worth – Conte

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London (AFP) – Chelsea manager Antonio Conte took a swipe at Tottenham ahead of Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final saying it is high time that the north London club ended decades of underachievement.

Conte’s Premier League leaders are just four points ahead of second-placed Tottenham in a tense title race, but Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino has claimed his team will be underdogs at Wembley this weekend.

Hungry Spurs ready for Wembley feast

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London (AFP) – Mauricio Pochettino has warned Chelsea that success starved Tottenham are ready to underline their arrival as a major force by knocking the Premier League leaders out of the FA Cup this weekend.

Pochettino’s vibrant young side have emerged as the only serious opposition to Chelsea in the title race and on Saturday they face the acid test of their credentials when they resume hostilities with their London rivals in the semi-finals at Wembley.

The pressure is on Chelsea to win at Old Trafford and that will be very tough for them.

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Chelsea travel to Old Trafford to take on Manchester United this afternoon and after beating Bournemouth 4-0 at home, Mauricio Pochettino claims Chelsea are now under pressure.

Let's be perfectly honest here to start with, not a single Chelsea fan thought that Tottenham would drop points yesterday lunchtime and we all knew that the gap would be reduced to just four points in the title race.

Pochettino vows Spurs won’t repeat 2016 meltdown

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London (AFP) – Tottenham Hotspur will not lose their cool like they did last season, manager Mauricio Pochettino pledged after his side overwhelmed Bournemouth to increase the heat on Premier League leaders Chelsea.

Spurs’ bid to pip Leicester City to the title last season came crashing down amid a flurry of bookings and suspensions following stormy draws against West Bromwich Albion and Chelsea.

Pochettino vows Spurs won’t repeat 2016 meltdown

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London (AFP) – Tottenham Hotspur will not lose their cool like they did last season, manager Mauricio Pochettino pledged after his side overwhelmed Bournemouth to increase the heat on Premier League leaders Chelsea.

Spurs’ bid to pip Leicester City to the title last season came crashing down amid a flurry of bookings and suspensions following stormy draws against West Bromwich Albion and Chelsea.

Spurs hot on Chelsea’s heels, Everton up to fifth

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London (AFP) – Title-chasing Tottenham thrashed Bournemouth 4-0 to move within four points of Premier League leaders Chelsea, while Everton climbed to fifth place with a 3-1 win over Burnley on Saturday.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side are hot on Chelsea’s heels as the title race enters the final furlong and their dominant display at White Hart Lane keeps them in with a chance of being crowned champions for the first time since 1961.

Spurs hot on Chelsea’s heels, Everton up to fifth

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London (AFP) – Title-chasing Tottenham thrashed Bournemouth 4-0 to move within four points of Premier League leaders Chelsea, while Everton climbed to fifth place with a 3-1 win over Burnley on Saturday.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side are hot on Chelsea’s heels as the title race enters the final furlong and their dominant display at White Hart Lane keeps them in with a chance of being crowned champions for the first time since 1961.

Chelsea, not Arsenal, in Pochettino’s sights

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London (AFP) – Tottenham Hotspur have “bigger things” in their sights than finishing above Arsenal this season as they step up their pursuit of Premier League leaders Chelsea, according to manager Mauricio Pochettino.

Tottenham last finished above Arsenal in 1995, but currently have a 14-point advantage over their north London rivals, albeit having played a game more than Arsene Wenger’s crumbling team.

Chelsea, not Arsenal, in Pochettino’s sights

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London (AFP) – Tottenham Hotspur have “bigger things” in their sights than finishing above Arsenal this season as they step up their pursuit of Premier League leaders Chelsea, according to manager Mauricio Pochettino.

Tottenham last finished above Arsenal in 1995, but currently have a 14-point advantage over their north London rivals, albeit having played a game more than Arsene Wenger’s crumbling team.

Son turns up heat on Chelsea, subs save Liverpool

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London (AFP) – South Korean forward Son Heung-Min scored twice as Tottenham Hotspur overpowered Watford 4-0 on Saturday to put pressure on Premier League leaders Chelsea.

Dele Alli and Eric Dier were also on target as Spurs closed to within four points of Chelsea, who visit Bournemouth later in the day.

Son double sets Tottenham on Chelsea’s tail

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London (AFP) – Son Heung-Min struck twice as Tottenham Hotspur maintained the pressure on Premier League leaders Chelsea with a 4-0 victory against Watford at a sun-soaked White Hart Lane on Saturday.

With Antonio Conte’s side not due to face Bournemouth until later in the day, Spurs made the most of the chance to close the gap at the head of the table to four points with Dele Alli and Eric Dier also on target.

Belief and Faith and Fight.

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Bill Nicholson's words ring White Hart Lane as a forceful reminder not of faded glory but that Tottenham Hotspur stand for something which transcends winning and losing. They are a call to arms for fans and players alike, where inspiration from our past becomes aspiration for our future.

Those hopes, that ambition will come with us from old ground to new.

Belief and Faith and Fight.

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Bill Nicholson's words ring White Hart Lane as a forceful reminder not of faded glory but that Tottenham Hotspur stand for something which transcends winning and losing. They are a call to arms for fans and players alike, where inspiration from our past becomes aspiration for our future.

Those hopes, that ambition will come with us from old ground to new.

We’re coming for you, Tottenham manager Pochettino warns Chelsea

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London (AFP) – Mauricio Pochettino has warned Chelsea that his Tottenham side are ready to capitalise on any more slips from the Premier League leaders.

Tottenham closed the gap on Chelsea to seven points on Saturday as they won 2-0 at Burnley while their London rivals were crashing to a shock 2-1 home defeat against lowly Crystal Palace.

We’re coming for you, Tottenham manager Pochettino warns Chelsea

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London (AFP) – Mauricio Pochettino has warned Chelsea that his Tottenham side are ready to capitalise on any more slips from the Premier League leaders.

Tottenham closed the gap on Chelsea to seven points on Saturday as they won 2-0 at Burnley while their London rivals were crashing to a shock 2-1 home defeat against lowly Crystal Palace.

Premier League top-four rivals turn for home

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London (AFP) – Liverpool host derby foes Everton and Manchester City visit ailing Arsenal this weekend as the battle for Champions League qualification takes centre-stage in the Premier League following the international recess.

With Chelsea 10 points clear at the top of the table and seemingly destined for the title, five major clubs are scrapping over the three remaining Champions League berths.

Tottenham ignore Kane absence to down Southampton

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London (AFP) – Tottenham overcame the absence of leading scorer Harry Kane to beat Southampton 2-1 and close the gap on Premier League leaders Chelsea on Sunday.

First half goals from Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli at White Hart Lane gave Mauricio Pochettino’s side the cushion they needed to hold onto victory after James Ward-Prowse halved the deficit early in the second half.

Pochettino expects Spurs to thrive without Kane

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London (AFP) – Mauricio Pochettino believes Tottenham are better equipped to cope without star striker Harry Kane than they were earlier this season, as they approach the defining point in their campaign.

Kane is sidelined for several weeks with ankle ligament damage sustained against Millwall in the FA Cup quarter-finals last weekend.

Son shines but Kane injury mars Spurs stroll

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London (AFP) – Son Heung-Min’s hat-trick fired Tottenham into the FA Cup semi-finals, but his side’s 6-0 victory against Millwall was overshadowed by Harry Kane’s potentially serious ankle injury.

Kane limped off in the 10th minute at White Hart Lane after his ankle twisted awkwardly.

Son shines but Kane injury mars Spurs stroll

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London (AFP) – Son Heung-Min’s hat-trick fired Tottenham into the FA Cup semi-finals, but his side’s 6-0 victory against Millwall was overshadowed by Harry Kane’s potentially serious ankle injury.

Kane limped off in the 10th minute at White Hart Lane after his ankle twisted awkwardly.

Pochettino on the rise as Tottenham Hotspurs aim high

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London (AFP) – After refusing to rule out a move to Barcelona, Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has an opportunity to show why he is so highly regarded when his Premier League title chasers face Everton on Sunday.

Pochettino, who coached Barca’s city rivals Espanyol between 2009 and 2012, has emerged as one of the most respected young managers in Europe following his impressive work with Southampton and now Tottenham.

Serie A manager lined up by Tottenham, 57-year-old tempted to join PL

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Tottenham are reportedly lining up AS Roma head coach, Luciano Spalletti, should Mauricio Pochettino depart for Barcelona.

Barcelona coach, Luis Enrique, has announced recently that he will not be managing the Catalan club in the forthcoming season, as he wants to take a break from management.

Pochettino? Wenger? Koeman? 7 candidates to be the next Barcelona manager

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Harry Kane hat-trick gives Spurs FA Cup cheer

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London (AFP) – Harry Kane’s fifth hat-trick for Tottenham and second this year eased the Premier League club past second-tier Championship side Fulham 3-0 and into the FA Cup quarter-finals on Sunday.

The 23-year-old England striker, who took his tally to 19 for the season, ended a difficult week for Spurs and manager Mauricio Pochettino on a winning note following defeats by Liverpool in the league and then Belgian outfit Gent in the Europa League last 32 first leg.

Pochettino slams ‘sloppy’ Spurs after Anfield loss

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Liverpool (AFP) – Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino delivered a withering assessment of his team’s 2-0 defeat at Liverpool on Saturday, labelling them “sloppy” and questioning their nerve.

Spurs were unbeaten in nine games going into the match at Anfield, but never recovered after Sadio Mane scored two quick-fire goals in the first 18 minutes.

Pochettino slams ‘sloppy’ Spurs after Anfield loss

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Liverpool (AFP) – Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino delivered a withering assessment of his team’s 2-0 defeat at Liverpool on Saturday, labelling them “sloppy” and questioning their nerve.

Spurs were unbeaten in nine games going into the match at Anfield, but never recovered after Sadio Mane scored two quick-fire goals in the first 18 minutes.

Pochettino rues missed opportunity after Sunderland draw

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Sunderland (United Kingdom) (AFP) Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino admitted he was disappointed after his side dropped two points in their bid to eat into Premier League leaders Chelsea's lead with a 0-0 draw with struggling Sunderland on Tuesday.

Spurs leapfrogged London rivals Arsenal on goal-difference, nine points behind Chelsea who were held 1-1 by Liverpool on Tuesday after a bruising stalemate at struggling Sunderland.

Pochettino rues missed opportunity after Sunderland draw

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Sunderland (United Kingdom) (AFP) Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino admitted he was disappointed after his side dropped two points in their bid to eat into Premier League leaders Chelsea's lead with a 0-0 draw with struggling Sunderland on Tuesday.

Spurs leapfrogged London rivals Arsenal on goal-difference, nine points behind Chelsea who were held 1-1 by Liverpool on Tuesday after a bruising stalemate at struggling Sunderland.

Spurs counting on ‘incredible’ Son

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Sunderland (United Kingdom) (AFP) Dutch striker Vincent Janssen believes South Korean teammate Son Heung-Min is demonstrating his growing importance to Mauricio Pochettino's Tottenham Hotspur squad.

Son helped save Spurs from an FA Cup embarrassment at the hands of Wycombe Wanderers on Saturday and is in contention to retain his starting spot for the Premier League visit to bottom club Sunderland.

Spurs counting on ‘incredible’ Son

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Sunderland (United Kingdom) (AFP) Dutch striker Vincent Janssen believes South Korean teammate Son Heung-Min is demonstrating his growing importance to Mauricio Pochettino's Tottenham Hotspur squad.

Son helped save Spurs from an FA Cup embarrassment at the hands of Wycombe Wanderers on Saturday and is in contention to retain his starting spot for the Premier League visit to bottom club Sunderland.

Video: Mauricio Pochettino joins in Spurs training in Barcelona

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Guardiola gloom not the spur for Tottenham

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London (AFP) Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino wants his players to demonstrate their Premier League title credentials in Saturday's crunch clash with Pep Guardiola's ailing Manchester City.

Tottenham climbed to second place in the table last weekend by outclassing West Bromwich Albion 4-0 and are seeking to register seven successive league wins for the first time since 1967.

Guardiola gloom not the spur for Tottenham

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London (AFP) Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino wants his players to demonstrate their Premier League title credentials in Saturday's crunch clash with Pep Guardiola's ailing Manchester City.

Tottenham climbed to second place in the table last weekend by outclassing West Bromwich Albion 4-0 and are seeking to register seven successive league wins for the first time since 1967.

Spurs sweat on Vertonghen ankle injury

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London (AFP) Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen faces an anxious wait to discover how long he will be sidelined after suffering ankle ligament damage.

The Belgian international sustained the injury in Tottenham's 4-0 home win over West Brom on Saturday.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino said the injury looked "very bad" in the immediate aftermath of the Premier League fixture and scans on Tuesday confirmed the ankle damage.

Spurs sweat on Vertonghen ankle injury

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London (AFP) Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen faces an anxious wait to discover how long he will be sidelined after suffering ankle ligament damage.

The Belgian international sustained the injury in Tottenham's 4-0 home win over West Brom on Saturday.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino said the injury looked "very bad" in the immediate aftermath of the Premier League fixture and scans on Tuesday confirmed the ankle damage.

Kane sends Spurs second, Arsenal up to third

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London (AFP) Harry Kane plundered a hat-trick as Tottenham Hotspur climbed to second place in the Premier League on Saturday with a classy 4-0 demolition of West Bromwich Albion.

The England striker, who became a father for the first time last weekend, took his tally for the season to 15 goals in all competitions as Mauricio Pochettino's side recorded a sixth successive league win.

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Kane back to boost Tottenham title hopes

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London (AFP) – Tottenham striker Harry Kane could start against Watford on Saturday after recovering faster than expected from an ankle injury, said manager Mauricio Pochettino, who may though have to deploy his third-choice goalkeeper.

The return of Kane, who has missed Spurs’ last three matches, will buoy their distant hopes of making up the seven-point gap on Premier League leaders Chelsea in the title run-in.

Pochettino calls for calm in Millwall clash

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London (AFP) – Mauricio Pochettino has pleaded with Tottenham and Millwall fans to keep the peace when the London rivals clash in a potentially volatile FA Cup quarter-final on Sunday.

Since being drawn to face Millwall at White Hart Lane, Tottenham officials have been liasing with police in a bid to a keep a lid on the hooligan gangs threatening to run riot in north London.

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‘He’s A Long Way Behind’ – Man Utd Boss Jose Mourinho Openly Criticises Luke Shaw Over Poor Commitment, Ambition And Focus

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Having madejust eight Premier League appearances so far this season,it's looking increasingly likely that Luke Shaw isn't long for Manchester United.

Now, Jose Mourinho has given the most explicit signal yet that the perennially unfancied £30million left-back's tenure at Old Traffordmay be coming to an end.