Tottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho believed that no team in the world would be able to cope with the number of injuries to key players Tottenham have suffered. Without goal scorers Harry Kane, Heung-min Son and Steven Bergwijn sidelined and the presence of Moussa Sissoko in the middle, Spurs crashed out of the Champions League with a 4-0 aggregate loss to RB Leipzig in the round-of-16.
Jose Mourinho said “It looks like the obvious is that the problems accumulate with the accumulation of injuries, If you want to make an exercise and imagine Leipzig tonight without Sabitzer, [Patrik] Schick, [Timo] Werner, do you think they would win the way they did? You go to the European champions and make an exercise? Liverpool without [Mohamed] Salah, [Sadio] Mane, [Jordan] Henderson, [Roberto] Firmino. You want to go to Spain and do Barcelona without [Antoine] Griezmann, [Lionel] Messi, [Luis] Suarez. Do you want to make this exercise with every team in the world? With the squad we have at the moment it’s going to be very, very difficult, These problems are not going to disappear from today to tomorrow. But we have matches to play, matches to fight in. You can see in our matches in the Premier League that we fight until the end. In the Premier League we don’t have results where we had no chances to fight for the points. When we lost matches, we lost matches 2-1, 3-2, 1-0. We had draws so it’s not like we don’t fight. So we will fight and the players have to be very strong to fight with the limitations we have.”
Within a matter of weeks, Tottenham has crashed out of the FA Cup and Champions League and have only picked up one out of the last nine points in the league which has seen them drop to eighth in the table, outside of the Europa League spots.
Dele Alli has revealed the low mood in his side’s dressing room after the sixth game without a win ended their European adventure for the season.
Dele Alli said ” It’s devastating, We had belief before the game, and we didn’t perform. This is the Champions League, if you don’t step up you will be punished. We apologise to the fans, to go out and lose like that, they deserve better. We have to fight. We can’t be in the position we are in in the league, we can’t hide. This hasn’t been a good season for us. The reality is we are in a bad situation, confidence has gone at the minute. We can’t use excuses, we still have quality on the pitch, We are missing good players but that happens. The players coming in have to step up and we haven’t done that today.”
Dele Alli has admitted that the confidence has gone from the Spurs squad following their 3-0 defeat against RB Leipzig in the Champions League last 16 on Tuesday night.
Tottenham Hotspur has explained why the museum within their new stadium complex is yet to be opened. The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium has been officially open since April last year, having held test events the month before. While the club’s new home has now held many matches, as well as two NFL games, with various concerts and Anthony Joshua’s heavyweight title defence to be held this summer, some elements of the complex remain unopened. One of those is the club’s museum, which will be alongside the club’s megastore and built into the refurbished Warmington House.
Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trust said “Daniel Levy assured there would be a museum, however there was a list of priorities, Donna Maria Cullen added that original designs for the museum are also being updated to reflect the more immersive experiences popular these days, which is also taking time. There is no projected opening date for the museum at this stage.”
The club’s board met with the Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trust on Monday last week and in the minutes of the meeting, held at Lilywhite House, the club’s offices alongside their stadium, the museum was discussed and chairman Daniel Levy and executive director Donna Maria Cullen explained exactly why it is yet to open.
Tottenham Hotspur’s plans for a 29-storey tower block near the club’s new stadium have been given the green light. The football club has won permission to build 330 homes at 867-879 High Road, Tottenham, with just under a third (32 per cent) classed as affordable. The development will feature seven blocks of flats between three and 29 storeys high, along with a café and public space.
Tottenham Hotspur’s head of planning Richard Serra said ” For the club, this is another chapter in the regeneration – not gentrification – of Tottenham. We find ourselves building more affordable housing than any other partner in the borough.”
Haringey Council’s planning chiefs described the proposed development as a “well designed, residential-led mixed-use scheme” that “respects the scale and character of the surrounding area”. But at a meeting of the planning sub-committee on Monday (March 9), campaigners and councillors raised a number of concerns over the development.