Saturday’s international report:
Erik Lamela: Erik Lamela impressed for Argentina on Saturday after the Argentine came on in the 43rd minute against Panama. Argentina won the Copa América group stage match 5-0 against Panama. Up next for Argentina is their final group game of the tournament against Bolivia on Wednesday.
Ben Davies: Ben Davies was outstanding for Wales earlier today, Davies helped Wales beat Slovakia 2-1 in their opening match of Euro 2016, and it was an historic victory for Wales as it was the first time they had won at a major tournament since the 1958 World Cup. Davies was defensively impeccable at the back three for Wales, and Davies made an absolutely incredible goal line block, which can be viewed in the link below. Davies will no doubt be a key player in this tournament for Wales, and the left back demonstrated his sheer quality earlier today in Wales victory, as he completed the full 90 minutes.
Eric Dier, Danny Rose, Kyle Walker, Dele Alli and Harry Kane: Our England quintet had a fine match for England against Russia this evening, England drew the match 1-1 after falling to a late equaliser. However our defensive midfielder Eric Dier put an exceptional display in the centre of the park and was ultimately awarded the Carlsberg man of the match. Moreover, Dier scored a magnificent curling free kick to put England ahead on 73 minutes in what was the 22 year olds second goal for the three lions. Our other four player all had fine games as Roy Hodgon’s side will feel unlucky having not picked up all three points. All five of our players completed the entirety of the match in Marseille. You can view Dier’s wonderful bending free kick in the link provided below. England face Wales on Thursday in their second game of group B.
Friday’s international report:
Hugo Lloris: Hugo Lloris captained France tonight in the opening match of Euro 2016, Lloris’s France won 2-1 against Romania in Paris in an entertaining opening match. Lloris played the full 90 minutes for France and he made a fantastic reaction save early on after Mihai Pintilla hit an effort from close range. You can watch Lloris’s excellent save in the link provided below. Meanwhile, tomorrow sees England play Russia tomorrow in the three lions first game of the tournament, and our five Spurs players could all start tomorrow nights match which starts at 8:00pm. In addition Ben Davies could start for Wales tomorrow as they kick off their Euro 2016 campaign against Slovakia at 17:00pm.
Retained players list announced:
Today clubs published their lists of retained and released players, the list of Spurs players on contracts that were extended are as follows: Anthony Georgiou, Cy Goddard, William Miller, Harry Voss and Anton Walkes. The list of Spurs youth players that have had their scholarships extended are as follows: Thomas McDermott, Ryan Loft, Joseph Muscatt, Charlie Owens and Zenon Stylianides. I believe it is both great news for the club that these young players have had their contracts and scholarships extended as I believe all of the above players have great potential at our club. You can read about who was released the club in the earlier article, the link is provided below.
DeAndre Yedlin: DeAndre Yedlin helped the USA keep a clean sheet yesterday against Costa Rica in the USA’s 4-0 victory in the Copa América group stage match. Yedlin impressed yet again at right back for Jürgen Klinsmann’s side.
Vincent Janssen: Spurs’s hold talks with Dutch striker.
Facts: – Vincent is a 21 year old striker from the town of Heesch in the Netherlands.
– Janssen is 5 foot 10 inches tall.
– Janssen is the son of the former world champion swimmer and Dutch sportswoman of the year, Annemarie Verstappen.
– Vincent has been capped for the Netherlands all the way from the under 15 side to the senior side.
– Janssen has currently scored three goals in five matches for the Dutch senior side.
This morning Sky Sports News announced that Spurs had held talks with last seasons Eredivisie top scorer Vincent Janssen, after his club Az Alkmaar gave him permission to speak to Spurs according to Sky sources. The 21 year old Netherlands international netted 27 goals in 34 games for AZ Alkmaar last season, and Janssen was watched play last Saturday against Austria in an international by our manager Mauricio Pochettino.
Style of play: Janssen is one of Hollands hottest young talents and with his technique it’s not hard to see why. One of Janssen’s best attributes is his ability to shoot with both feet equally which is something even some top strikers lack. Furthermore, Janssen’s technique and instinctive nature is phenomenal, as to is his finishing with his clinical ability making him a deadly force up front. In addition the Dutchman possesses great balance and strength which helps to demonstrate his hold up play. Moreover, it is Janssen’s movement that is one of the Dutchman’s finest attributes, with Janssen often managing to find himself in space to score a goal. In many ways the Dutchman’s attributes are similar to those of our star striker Harry Kane which undoubtedly leaves me in great confidence that Janssen has the potential to become a star for the Lillywhites, if he is to sign.
When will the deal happen?: Taking into consideration Janssen is now off until pre season due to the Netherlands not being involved in Euro 2016, Spurs and AZ Alkmaar can negotiate a deal at their own leisure as well as discussing personal terms with Janssen. However, I would predict that Janssen could be a Spurs player by the end of the week judging by Spurs already being in discussions with the 21 year old. However, ultimately we shall have to see whether things are sorted out in a speedy fashion. Below is a video which i feel showcases the exceptionally talented young Dutchman, in action for both AZ Alkmaar and the Dutch national side over the course of last season. I feel as if Janssen is just the sort of player we need at Spurs ahead of next season and I am hopeful that Spurs can get a deal done for him in the near future.
Monday and Tuesday’s international report:
Josh Onomah and Kyle Walker-Peters: England under 19’s lost 1-0 to Mexico yesterday in an international friendly, Josh Onomah completed 60 minutes for the young lions before being replaced by fellow Spurs man Kyle Walker-Peters. It was England’s last warm up match before next months Euro finals and Aidy Boothroyd’s starlets will be strong contenders ahead of the tournament.
Erik Lamela: Erik Lamela came on in the 80th minute for Argentina earlier today as the Argentine national team defeated Chile 2-1 in a Copa América group stage match. Up next for Lamela’s Argentina is a group stage match against Panama on the eleventh of this month.
Christian Eriksen: Christian Eriksen bagged a spectacular hat trick for Denmark this morning, as they defeated Bulgaria 4-0 in the third place play off in the Kirin cup in Japan. Eriksen played exceptionally well for Denmark, and each of his goals were despatched with great intelligence from the attacking midfielder. Eriksen is now off until pre season, as Denmark didn’t qualify for the Euros. This is good news for Spurs as Eriksen will come into next season feeling fresh and as hungry as ever to impress for the Lillywhites. You can watch Eriksen’s hat trick in the link provided below.
Spurs publish released players list:
Moments ago Spurs published a list containing the players who have been released from the club following the expiry of their contracts. The list includes Emmanuel Sonupe, Sonupe was an under 21 player last season and the youngster was a tricky right winger with bags of pace, Sonupe spent some time on loan at St Mirren in the 2014/15 season. In addition, under 18 striker Armani Daly who had been on trial with QPR this season has also been released. As well as central midfielder and first year scholar Charlie Hayford, who has also been released, Hayford was on trial with Crystal Palace earlier in the season. Finally young right back Christopher Paul has been released however, Paul was already signed by QPR a couple of weeks earlier. We wish all of them the very best of luck in the future.
Sunday’s international reports:
Son Heung-min: Son completed 92 minutes of South Korea’s 2-1 friendly victory over Czech Republic yesterday afternoon.
Ben Davies: Ben Davies played the whole of Wales’s friendly match against Sweden yesterday afternoon, Davies played the match at left back. Sweden won the match 3-0.
Jan Vertonghen, Toby Alderweireld and Mousa Dembele: Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld played the full 90 minutes of yesterday’s 3-2 friendly victory for Belgium against Norway. Alderweireld got an assist after he set up Belgium’s second goal of the game. Our midfielder Mousa Dembele came on in the 84th minute.
Saturday’s international reports:
DeAndre Yedlin: DeAndre Yedlin played the full 90 minutes as the USA lost 2-0 to Colombia in their opening match of the Copa América. Yedlin played at right back.
Josh Onomah and Kyle Walker-Peters: Kyle Walker-Peters played the first half as England under 19’s fell to a 2-0 defeat against Mexico earlier today in an international friendly. Our young midfielder Josh Onomah was an unused substitute.
Kevin Wimmer: Our centre back Kevin Wimmer was an unused substitute as Austria were defeated 2-0 by the Netherlands this evening in an international friendly, it was Austria’s final match before the start of the Euros.
Hugo Lloris: Our captain Hugo Lloris kept a clean sheet as France defeated Scotland 3-0 in a friendly this evening, Lloris captained the French side and he played the entirety of the match, France kick off Euro 2016 against Romania next Friday.
Tuesday and Wednesday’s international report:
Tuesday: All five of our England international were involved last night as England defeated Portugal 1-0 in an international friendly at Wembley. Kyle Walker had a fantastic game last night and he was awarded the Vauxhall England man of the match for his excellent shift at right back, Walker completed the full 90 minutes. Danny Rose also was extremely impressive at left back as the 25 year old put in an excellent display down the left flank, making many important and well executed challenges and interceptions. Eric Dier was another Spurs player who completed the whole of the match, Dier put in a solid performance in the centre of midfield, Dier was joined in the centre of the park by Dele Alli who put in another impressive performance for the three lions, Alli played 90 minutes of the game. Finally, our star striker Harry Kane played up front for England as he completed the whole of the match.
Christian Erisken: Christian Eriksen completed the full 90 minutes for Denmark today as they drew 2-2 against Bosnia in Japan, Denmark lost the match on penalties. However, Eriksen converted his penalty from the spot.
Marcus Edwards and Alfie Whiteman: Our talented youth player Marcus Edwards completed 68 minutes of England under 18’s 2-0 friendly defeat earlier today against South Korea. Our young and talented goalkeeper Alfie Whiteman was an unused substitute.
Clinton Njie: I’m currently unable to find out whether Njie played in Cameroon’s 1-0 win over Mauritania this evening in their African cup of nations qualifier. However, I shall update this article when I get the information.