Here is your Tottenham Hotspur morning digest on Sunday, October 3.
Kane claim made
Harry Kane is being backed to start firing in the Premier League as Tottenham take on Aston Villa this afternoon.
Spurs host Dean Smith’s men at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, with Nuno Espirito Santo’s side looking to bounce back after three straight defeats in the Premier League.
Kane is yet to score in the top flight this season, but he netted a hat-trick against NS Mura in the Europa Conference League in midweek and now former Chelsea and Blackburn Rovers striker Chris Sutton is backing him to break his duck in the Premier League against Villa.
Taking to Twitter, he said that he had a “really good feeling” about captaining Kane in his Fantasy Premier League team, adding that he “can’t wait to prove” all the doubters wrong again.
In the wake of their 3-1 defeat to Arsenal, Spurs right-back Emerson Royal admitted that he came close to joining the Gunners in the summer, before eventually opting for the Lilywhites.
“I actually had a conversation with Edu. I did talk to Edu in the same week [he spoke to Tottenham],” he told ESPN Brazil.
“And we talked, he showed me the desire of the club and such. And, of course, I needed Barcelona, I couldn’t settle anything with anyone, Barcelona had to deal club to club.
“And that’s where Barcelona went and found a deal with Tottenham. I also got to talk to Tottenham, at first I didn’t have any verbal agreement with anyone. And that’s when Barcelona told me that they had made an agreement with Tottenham.”
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has delivered his verdict on Nuno Espirito Santo’s men, insisting that they will be back following a poor run of form.
The Reds currently sit top of the Premier League table but the German was eager to point to the immense strength of the top division ahead of their clash with Manchester City.
“The league is so strong. What Chelsea are doing, what [Manchester] United are doing,” he said.
“Arsenal, three weeks ago, everyone was wondering about them but now they’re getting closer to the football they want to play. Tottenham? Last week they struggled but they will be back.”