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I have to say Victor Wanyama put in a stellar display in front of the back four last night, one of the best games he has played for us in terms of breaking up play. A snip at £11 million and an example of why we, and other clubs, look hard at players who are coming to the end of their contracts. Their value plummets and when purchased they are immediately worth more than you have paid for them.
Fortunately, we have been tieing all our players down to long-term contracts to keep their potential transfer fees high and thus ward off potential suitors who would like a bargain. Mauricio Pochettino will have indicated to Daniel Levy which players he would like tied down to new contracts and our chairman has been delivered, protecting the clubs assets.
The fact that the players are all signing shows they are happy at the club and have totally bought into what Daniel Levy and Mauricio Pochettino are trying to achieve. They want to part of something special, they want more of the important games, like last night.
Now we have virtually all the first-team available and now we have moved into third we are well placed to kick on in the second half of the season with relatively fresh players. Harry Kane has had a good rest, Toby Alderweireld has had a good rest, Erik Lamela has had a good rest, Mousa Dembele has had plenty of rest. It all augurs well.
Great Team performance and massive thank you to the fans for their support #COYS