Tottenham supervisor Mauricio Pochettino is aiming to rework Spurs (Image: Reuters)Aside inside the hard grafting Harry Kane efficiency and Dele Alli’s debut for the Three Lions, not much peaked my interest within the international break.The only other newsworthy item that had me scrolling through my Twitter time-line was when it was announced Brendan Rodgers had left Liverpool Football Club.It was hardly a surprising conclusion to his tenure at Anfield.After-all, it was Rodgers that mocked Spurs and Andre Villas-Boas with the infamous quote citing how ‘when you spend £100million, you should be winning the league’.
He oversaw almost £300m on transfers, so I’m guessing the treble would have to be his equivalent target.Instead we now welcome the wonderfully mad Jurgen Klopp to England, whilst I continue to smile at Jamie Carragher’s bitter dig suggesting Liverpool are turning into Tottenham. I guess both clubs like to slip up occasionally.Naturally, we face Klopp in our next game – the football fixture list aligning with the stars to give a cosmic baptism to the former Dortmund boss as he loses his Premier League cherry against the club Liverpool are attempting really complicated not to be.
A new beginning for them but how about our awakening?Jurgen Klopp’s first game as Liverpool boss is at Tottenham manager (Photo: Getty Images)Eight league games in and we have flipped most of the downtrodden grievances into smiley faces.Lack of depth? We might revisit this again if January is non-eventful, but so far this team has bonded and solidified its shape.It’s easy to make knee-jerk reactions and claim our early season form was a sign that Mauricio Pochettino still doesn’t know what he’s doing (good fut 16 coins) but it seems the best way for players and ideas to grow and blossom are within the contained pressure-cooker of first team football and not pre-season tours. Spurs are super fit.Eric Dier is the Pochettino poster boy for keeping the faith. Poch stuck him inside the middle and he’s done a superb job when many of us doubted he could muster the composure and intensity required.
We all wanted a certified midfielder to take the responsibility.With Ryan Mason and Nabil Bentaleb injured, Dele Alli has provided us with some surprise refined hype. He is clearly one for the future who is relevant in the present.Son Heung-min and Clinton N’jie are the pacemakers that will make you skip heartbeats, and Christian Eriksen the one to pull us out of the creative lull. Erik Lamela’s recent spark of influence is a benchmark that might inspire the player to finally man up and own games.It’s only eight games but this Tottenham team is fighting to reclaim identity, brushing off its past indiscretions where we failed to recognise our own reflection.Tottenham’s reinvention, for once, looks tangible although remaining fragile in its infancy.No £100m was necessary this time. For now we hope dearly we make Klopp strop.(futcoin is here)
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