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Pochettino hands Spurs shopping list to Levy and counts on him to deliver | David Hytner

Tottenham manager desperate to refresh squad amid falling points totals and work out how to improve results on bad daysMauricio Pochettino is back in Barcelona – the city that he calls home – and he is waiting. The Tottenham manager is waiting to see w…

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Arsenal academy coach banned for abusive language to Under-9s referee

• Alex Nichols reduced teenage female referee to tears• Nichols banned for three games and finedAn Arsenal academy coach has been fined and banned for three matches after he was found to have called a female teenage referee a “little prick” and reduced…

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Southampton secure signing of winger Moussa Djenepo for £14m

• 20-year-old Malian arrives from Standard Liège• Winger becomes Ralph Hasenhüttl’s first signingRalph Hasenhüttl has made the Standard Liège winger Moussa Djenepo his first signing at Southampton for a fee of £14m. The manager, who joined the club las…

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Ryan Sessegnon wants Spurs move and tells Fulham he will not renew contract

• 19-year-old winger has one year left on his deal• PSG and Manchester United also interested in himRyan Sessegnon has told Fulham he will not sign a new contract with them – to replace the one that expires next summer – and the 19-year-old winger has …

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Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen says he is ready for a new challenge

Midfielder says any move ‘would have to be step up’Tottenham likely to ask for £130m to sell him this summerChristian Eriksen has confirmed the worst kept secret at Tottenham – that he wants to take on a new challenge at another club this summer. The 2…

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Firewalking and arrows: how Pochettino has prepared Tottenham | David Hytner

Maurico Pochettino believes in power of the mind and Spurs have walked on hot coals and run with arrows to their throats before facing Liverpool in MadridMauricio Pochettino felt the tip of the arrow dig into his throat, in the groove below his Adam’s …

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‘I was really upset’: the Spurs fan who for eight hours thought they were out

Gerard Sharpe’s plane took off as Raheem Sterling scored that goal. He landed to discover it hadn’t been ‘typical Spurs’ after allGerard Sharpe is a 58-year-old Tottenham lifer who thought that his team had run out of ways to torment him. He was wrong….

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Lucas Moura: ‘I saw a guy arrive and put a gun to the driver’s head’

Tottenham’s Champions League hero on growing up in Brazil, the worst night of his career and turning down Manchester UnitedLucas Moura was eight years old or maybe he was nine – he cannot remember exactly. But every other detail remains seared on to hi…

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‘You wake at 4am’: Son Heung-min aims to reward South Korea’s early risers

Tottenham forward got up in the night to watch Champions League finals and is set to follow Park Ji-sung by playing in oneSon Heung-min will live the dream on Saturday night when he features for Tottenham in the Champions League final against Liverpool…

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Harry Kane would be ready ‘tomorrow’ to play Champions League final

• Kane in full training for game against Liverpool• Tottenham striker: ‘I feel good and ready’Harry Kane has made it plain he will be fit for the Champions League final against Liverpool on Saturday, going so far as to say if the game were tomorrow, he…

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Spurs’ Champions League dream may hinge on Kane call, admits Pochettino

• Manager says decision on striker’s role in Madrid will be critical• Sánchez, Winks and Vertonghen should also be fit to playMauricio Pochettino says Harry Kane is on course to be fit for Saturday’s Champions League final against Liverpool and the Tot…

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Tottenham confident Jan Vertonghen will be fit for Champions League final

• Defender suffered ankle injury in semi-final against Ajax• Harry Kane and Harry Winks also hope to play in MadridJan Vertonghen is confident he will be fit for the Champions League final against Liverpool. The Tottenham defender injured an ankle agai…

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Mauricio Pochettino could leave Tottenham if plan fails to convince

• Manager wants assurances from chairman Daniel Levy• Tottenham have reached their first European Cup finalMauricio Pochettino has said he would consider leaving Tottenham in the summer, possibly by taking a sabbatical, if he does not believe in the ch…

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Danny Rose promises to go out with a bang in final against Liverpool

• Left-back one of many Spurs players with uncertain futures• Pochettino plots rebuild despite admitting Real tempted himDanny Rose has promised to sign off in style if next month’s Champions League final against Liverpool is to be his or some of his t…

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Lucas Moura: from São Paulo prodigy and PSG outcast to Tottenham hero | David Hytner

The Brazilian took time to settle at Spurs and may not have faced Ajax but for injuries yet his hat-trick showed his talentLucas Moura put the earphones in and looked down at the iPad screen, the peak of his dark NYC cap obscuring his eyes. It was late…

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Fifa rejects Chelsea appeal over two-window ban on first-team signings

• Club will take case to court of arbitration for sport• Chelsea want ban frozen while final appeal is heardChelsea’s appeal to Fifa against the imposition of a two-window transfer ban has been rejected, meaning that the club will take their case to th…

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Mauricio Pochettino takes heart in 1992 semi-final win against the odds

Tottenham’s manager knows his team has to be brave in Amsterdam and he can draw on Copa Libertadores memories from 27 years agoMauricio Pochettino picks up the story on the night before the 1992 Copa Libertadores semi-final, second-leg. The Tottenham m…

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Mauricio Pochettino proud of Tottenham with top-four finish a win away

• Manager praises players after difficult season• Spurs can secure top-four place with win at BournemouthMauricio Pochettino believes he and his Tottenham players are primed to prove the doubters wrong as they look to sew up a top-four Premier League f…

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Lionel Messi’s desire shows up Spurs’ display against Ajax, Pochettino says

• ‘If we play like him we have a chance to reach the final’• Vertonghen did not suffer a concussion, neurologist confirmsMauricio Pochettino has admitted he found Lionel Messi’s Champions League masterclass against Liverpool painful to watch because it…

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Moussa Sissoko backs Spurs to repeat Champions League heroics against Ajax

• Team scored decisive late goals in group stage and quarter-final• ‘We have a lot of character. It would be foolish to write us off’Tottenham stared at elimination in every match during the second half of their Champions League group phase campaign on…