Published: Sun, August 13, 2017
Sport | By Scott Davis

Rose forgiven by Pochettino after apology over his blast at Spurs

Rose forgiven by Pochettino after apology over his blast at Spurs

Rose told The Sun on the eve of the new Premier League season that "I know my worth and I will make sure I get my worth", as well as imploring the board to sign "world-class players" and "not players you have to google and say, 'who's that?'"

The issue of Tottenham's wage structure is still seen as troubling to a club desperate to compete with the likes of Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United and Arsenal.

"For sure we're going to spend", he said.

"And when you sign a player like Eric Dier, who is an worldwide today when no one knew him before".

So many players to choose from but the loan signing of Joe Hart is huge, there were significant deficiencies at the back a year ago some of those at least should be sured up by the England goalkeeper.

There isn't a single one to talk about as Tottenham start the season with a weaker one than finished the last campaign.

Whilst Spurs will be keen to banish the ghost of that fateful afternoon in May, their recent record against Newcastle - three defeats in five games - shows that history is not on Tottenham's side.

Now, Savage believes they will suffer a similar fate and has tipped a 2-1 win for the Magpies over Tottenham in his predictions for the weekend.

Kane has scored 20 goals in his last 15 Premier League games against newly promoted sides - three of his six top-flight hat-tricks have been against newly promoted teams (Leicester in 2014-15, Bournemouth in 2015-16 and Hull last season). Considering their output last season, that's concerning.

Winks is renowned for his passing qualities: he achieved a 91% pass accuracy rate in the league last season, and he will be tasked with dictating the tempo of the game from deep with Dembele providing the strength and guile alongside him. We need a club hero who we can call our own! Levy has even criticised the huge transfer sums paid by Tottenham's direct rivals on new players. With players like Harry Kane, Christian Eriksen, Son Heung-Min, and Dele Alli, it would be extremely reasonable to expect Spurs to finish in the top four and play Champions League football again in 2018-19. You [the press] have access to the other players so you can ask them.

Jenas added: "Spurs' model - they are looking to youth, and I think it's a very good way to go". Although they have a strong first eleven, they don't have depth across the pitch and a couple of injuries to key players could provide a huge problem to the Argentine coach.

Sissoko may start at Newcastle, but Davies definitely will with Danny Rose still out with a knee injury.

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