Date: 7th April 2017 at 11:01am
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No more ‘Spursy’! The pressures on Chelsea now not us!

Roberto Soldado was not exactly a success for us even though he was a proven goal scorer but Bobby was one of the ‘Magnificent 7’ bought by Andre Villas-Boas. The comparisons between Bobby and Janssen have of course dragged on but you know what? Vincent is starting to grow into the job. His two assists at Swansea were very similar in style to the way Soldado used to slide the ball, back to goal, on to the on-coming attacker and you can see how his role as a second striker is more about assists than actually scoring goals. Poch will have seen that and I wouldn’t be surprised if he gets a start against Watford instead of Sissoko, who really is looking lost. Poch will have a nice headache now with Janssen coming on, Kane coming back and Son in form! I hope Poch can find a place for all three as Son has really carried the line for Spurs in Kane’s absence. Spurs are a team of momentum, we have had wonderfully gifted players and even Levy said some of our football last season was ‘sublime’. We could play some of the best football in the country. But then we would either run into the wrong opponent, or run out of ideas and drop points with really disappointing performances. We would either play well and win or play badly and lose. Doing a ‘Spursy’ was the phrase that was born. Not anymore! Poch wants us to win all of our last eight games and why not? We have the belief now! Even the Chelsea players are feeling the pressure, stating they won’t crack!

Watford head to White Hart Lane on Saturday on the back of a 2-0 victory over the Baggies, with a bang in form M’Baye Niang’s and the old warrior Troy Deeney. That win moved Watford up to ninth in the Premier League table, 10 points clear of the relegation zone. Watford’s Midfielder Doucoure says the Hornets can play with freedom this weekend having all but secured their safety in the top flight. ‘Tottenham is a very strong team and will put up a very good fight against us,’ Doucoure says ‘…we have won two games (in a row) and I think we have to go White Hart Lane with confidence to try to win away.’The pressure is on Tottenham. Now we are ninth we don’t have a chance to be relegated and Tottenham fight for the title. ‘The pressure is on them, we have nothing to lose and have to play free like against West Brom. If we can do that you can see what we can do.’ Attacking midfielder Roberto Pereyra has a knee injury, while Ben Watson, Mauro Zarate, Christian Kabasele, Valon Behrami and Younes Kaboul are all major doubts for the game, Sebastian Prodl may return, however, but has he overcome his rib problem? None of the last six meetings between Watford and Spurs have resulted in draws, so the odds of them cancelling us out and getting a draw are slim.

The joy of scoring three goals in the last six minutes against Swansea was one of those OMG moments! Spurs are now the first team in Premier League history to be losing in the 88th minute before going on to win by two goals! We are fast losing our ‘Spursy’ tag. Yes, we were hoping City would have at least held the Chelski to a draw but you can’t take it away from our boys, our dramatic late victory at the Liberty Stadium was just the latest chapter in what is turning out be the roller coaster ride of all rides this season. Dumped out of Europe, twice! whilst turning it on, on the domestic front, we may have a seven-point gap to close but Antonio Conte’s men continue to hold their breath as Spurs start to show relentless consistency especially at home…and this is Tottenham without Kane, three wins from their three games scoring seven goals without him! Imagine what it’s going be like when he is back for the Bournemouth game! We are unbeaten in 15 league matches in front of our own fans having won each of the last 10 in a row, Watford will be walking into a bear pit of noise on Saturday. Watford have lost seven and earned just a single victory in their last 10 matches on the road. They have also failed to score in five of their last seven league away games, Walter Mazzarri’s team have scored just three times in their last six visits to the Lane. We have won seven league games out of ten without conceding. If we beat Watford it would mean a sixth consecutive win and put us 5 points away of Chelski as they go into battle with a tricky Bournemouth side who did the biz for us against the Pool.

Mauricio Pochettino believes Tottenham are punching above their weight in English football as we try to end nine-years without a trophy. ‘I hear people say that Tottenham must win a trophy this season or next, but come on,’ he said. ‘When you compare us with six or seven other clubs in the Premier League, you start to realise that we deserve a lot of credit. Spurs don’t have football World against us this year.’ Nobody wants to win titles more than we do ? the chairman, the players, and the fans. But look at the other teams in the top six, look at the investment, and look at the different things happening in the Premier League. ‘Rather than talking about winning trophies, we need to see that Tottenham deserve full credit and to be shown more respect. We all want trophies but we need to be more realistic. Winning a trophy is not as easy as, for example, going to the shop and buying a pen. If at the end of the season we finish in the top four, it is good for us. I have heard both Arsene Wenger and Pep Guardiola saying that finishing in the top four of the Premier League is like winning a trophy elsewhere. It is very tough to finish in the top four. The competition is massive, so for Tottenham to be there, fighting, is a big credit to our players, the club, everyone. To be where we are is a massive achievement for us.’

It’s one game at a time for Poch no one is going to get ahead of themselves this time!



62 Replies to “Premier League Preview: Spurs v Watford”

  • Games and match day articles coming thick and fast! Hope you don’t suffer a burn-out Oyveh! COYS!

  • If Gomes starts, I’d want our AM’s to follow up every shot at their goal ready for the spill! Of late he has been reproducing the Gomes moment on regular basis.

  • This game has got Geof’s prediction written all over it. Alli, Eriksen and Jannsen on the score sheet. COYS!

  • Ha, ha, Nice one Dele-Arri. That’s be fine as long as we don’t have to live through being a goal down for 88 mins!

  • HI Critical…….I’ve got Games and Match Day Articles coming our of my ying yang at the moment! but when we are in this kind of form the articles write themselves, Supporters are buzzing, Social Media and Mobile phones full of defensive, angry vitriolic comments from Le Arse Supporters and the Chav Rent Boys, we’ve even got Conte worried …..lovin it! When we meet the Woolwich on the 30th April they will only have 5 matches left if we win at the Lane on the 30th, and I fully expect us to, we could be 14 points clear of them with 4 matches left so the irony of the 30th April is that, it will be the game that finally gets rid of that particular monkey off our back and buries Sunday the 25 April 2004 when the so called “invincibles” sealed the Prem title at WHL. I was watching shelf side on that day and its stuck in my gut ever since. I am literally counting the days down to the 30th! COYS!

  • Glad your enthusiasm is following the lads on the pitch and fans worldwide OyVeh. Life is good! COYS!

  • OyVeh – if we could seal the fact that we will finish above them on that day, that would be a celebration for the ages! With Kane adding insult to injury by scoring a hat trick!

  • Lopez may also make his first start for the club, depending on Lloris and Vorm recovering from illness and injury respectively. Rose expected back before Arsenal.

  • Looking good. Hope we smash Watford out of site tomorrow and Bournemouth can get a result.

  • Harry Kane could be back even as a sub but Vorm and Lloris may not be well enough which means our 3rd Choice Goalie this season is becoming a nightmare for illnesses and injuries! I still Hope Janssen starts and Kane may not be needed it would be a blow for Janssen to be relegated to the bench again when he was just getting his eye in!

  • Agree OyVeh. Kane can come on after 70 mins and bag a double hat trick and the golden boot to go with it

  • Poch has got a real selection choice now, he has to give Janssen time on the pitch and maybe nurse Harry to the really big games like the FA Cup Semi and the NLD and United. SON on the left would be a good move until Rose is back but Sissoko on the right is proving to be a problem. He is not in sync with the rest of the players, I notice at one point he was running ahead of Son in the Swansea game and pointing to where he wanted the ball but Son didnt play the slide ball and went for it himself which tells a lot about how he is viewed by the front line. Shame he has so much potential, big frame loads of power could be great on the ball but he just hasn’t shown anything like the player that played in the Euro’s. I don’t think the Premiership is his type of league he should move on to Italy or France. Should he play against Watford…well if he cant make an impression against a side like Watford what chance has he playing against Woolwich or Manure at home in a few weeks time!

  • Once again we have a “must win” game v Watford. This time it is at WHL where we have had an impressive and resolute and very successful season. Surely Watford are not good enough, and not the team to upset the party.

  • Games like tomorrow, we should continue to build up our goal difference as you never know. :o) Jannsen brace please. COYS!

  • We, really just need to carry on. We are doing well above expectations imo. Beginning of the season I was chuffed at the thought of getting 4th place and a cup run. Well, we have the Cup run and we are 2nd. We are 5 points clear we effectively have 2 game s in hand. Leicester and crystal palace. Therefore if we beat Watford today we will be 8 points clear of Liverpool. After 30 games … and only 21 for them to play for.

  • A double would be nice but realistically just the making the cup final and a top four finish would represent a tremendous achievement for this team. Some posters only want trophies but would you swap a cup win for a top four finish ahead of the scum?

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