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Tottenham’s infamous waning skills exposed yet again

It’s been another up and down season for Tottenham Hotspur in North London. We look at the latest goings on at White Hart Lane.


Dejan Kulusevski will eventually sign a long-term contract with Tottenham Hotspur. The 22-year-old dynamo joined Tottenham on an initial 18-month loan from Juventus in January 2021 for £8.3 million. 

Since then, he has distinguished himself as a critical member of Antonio Conte’s team, giving extra firepower to a frontline that includes Harry Kane and Heung-min Son.

Although he is still officially under contract with the Old Lady, the north Londoners intend to exercise a £25 million clause prior to the season’s finish.

According to Transfermarkt, the Sweden international has made 21 goals or assists in 40 games since moving from Italy, or one direct contribution per 132 minutes.

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Heung Min Son racially abused; Kick it Out calls for action

After Son Heung-min became the most recent member of the Premier League to experience online racism, Kick It Out urged social media corporations and the government to take action, The Guardian reports. 

Son had experienced “utterly disgusting online racist abuse,” according to Spurs, who demanded that something be done. That took place one week after Ivan Toney, a forward for Brentford, was the focus of online racial abuse following their 1-1 draw with Arsenal.

Kick It Out has reaffirmed its demand that social media companies take more aggressive action and that the government implement a law requiring internet safety. “Disgusted to hear stories of internet abuse,” it stated, and both had previously been targets.

“More players will be mistreated the longer it takes social media companies to act or the government to approve the internet safety policy.”

“Are athletes expected to endure the mistreatment as we wait for reform? Gamers shouldn’t be harmed, and since they need stronger protection online, reform must happen swiftly.”

“To ensure that individuals who commit acts of discriminatory abuse suffer the harshest penalties imaginable, we will keep up our relentless efforts with our partners throughout the game.”

Conte’s uncertainty at White Hart Lane

Journalist Ben Jacobs for CBS Sports asserts that “the next few weeks” will determine whether Tottenham will keep Antonio Conte or “search for a new manager.”

For months, there have been rumours about whether Conte will stay on beyond the current campaign or continue assisting Tottenham in their development.

Near the end of 2021, Conte succeeded Nuno Espirito Santo as manager of Spurs, leading them to a top-four finish in that season.

Despite a mixed record thus far, Tottenham is back among the top four in the Premier League to pass Newcastle and move into fourth place.

And according to Jacobs, Conte would have many expectations before agreeing to lead Tottenham into the upcoming season.

According to Jacobs, Antonio Conte is considering the Tottenham project based on more than just whether the team can continuously play in the Champions League. He is also considering the club’s whole strategy. As well as its hiring process and level of funding.

“He will demand a specific investment in the team to make one or two marquee acquisitions. Antonio Conte is frustrated, or at least afraid that Tottenham may have made some progress last season. He’s waiting a little while to see if it’s two steps back or another stride forward.”

“It will now depend on the upcoming weeks for all parties to realise whether or not there is any potential for an extension because his contract expires in June. Or whether Tottenham will eventually hire a new manager.”

If Conte goes and Jacobs considers his choices, Pochettino and Brighton manager Roberto de Zerbi are two names that have been mentioned as potential successors.

“I think from Daniel Levy’s perspective, he is searching through the options to see who is out there,” Jacobs continued. “While your manager’s contract is getting closer to the end, that is only a typical element of preparation and due diligence.”

And that’s why someone like Mauricio Pochettino and the relatively new manager of Brighton, Roberto De Zerbi, are mentioned.

“He’s buying time with Pochettino. Only when a complicated situation arises will he be a manager who frequently changes positions in the middle of a season. And for that reason, he is in no rush to leave PSG.”

“And from Pochettino’s perspective, I don’t believe he is focused solely on one task. We are aware that he was interested and that, had Gareth Southgate not extended, he would have placed his name in the running to lead England. It’s also true that Daniel Levy and Mauricio Pochettino would be willing to move the Spurs once more.”

“So no one is being put off by the return. In actuality, Levy and Pochettino get along quite well, and they remain in contact, both personally and professionally.”

“From Levy’s and the larger club hierarchy’s perspective, bringing Pochettino back won’t present any issues. And if the Spurs job were to open up, Poch would be a strong candidate, but he won’t be the only one.

“If a vacancy occurs, there will be other names”, said Jacobs. “De Zerbi has succeeded in stepping in immediately and building on everything Graham Potter started at Brighton. Therefore I do believe he will be in demand this summer and in the future.”

“Yet, he has been there for a while, which will make it more difficult to lure him away from Brighton in the near future. Many people believed Chelsea couldn’t sign Potter so soon, but it’s not impossible. Brighton also participated.”

“That’s because they are a club that are extremely easy to work with when someone wants to go, provided it is in their financial interests and if they can arrange someone.”

“Pochettino will likely attend, I believe. Tottenham must first and foremost agree on the details of the strategy with Antonio Conte. And even while there were some rumours that he was unquestionably departing a few weeks ago—or even months ago—the situation is still a little hazy.

“Therefore, despite the fact that it seems to be going that way, Tottenham are acting rather coolly. And a lot may change in terms of Conte’s perspective if they have a successful season finale, go on a Champions League run, win the match against Milan, and finish in the top four. In addition, he might have access to funding.”

Spurs to prize out Evan Ndicka

Tottenham Hotspur is interested in signing 23-year-old French centre-back Evan Ndicka in the summer, according to a report from 90min. Before the upcoming season, Antonio Conte is in a desperate search of a new defender and would do anything to bring him to the team.

The summer marks the expiration of Ndicka’s Eintracht Frankfurt contract. At this moment, no discussions are happening regarding a potential extension. Also, the player wants to join a bigger club. Several clubs are interested in his services as his contract is about to expire due to his consistent performances.

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