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Friday, 28 July 2017

Levy misquoted, Foyth and Under-21 squad


A Tottenham Hotspur Under-21's squad are heading off to Ploufragan (Ploufragan is a commune in the CĂ´tes-d'Armor department of Brittany in northwestern France.) for a tournament this weekend. The lads will be up against fellow Premier League side Leicester City, French giants Paris Saint-Germain and Belgian side Standard Liege. Good luck boys.

Argentine newspaper El Dia are claiming that young central defender Juan Foyth is still trying to convince his club Estuidantes to come to a deal with Tottenham Hotspur so he can join fellow Argentinian Mauricio Pochettino as the 19-year-old (20 next January) sees more opportunity for him at Spurs than he does at French clib PSG.

Daniel Levy was asked many a question at the Nasdaq event. He and Ledley King answered everything and saw the US market as an important one.

"The players would come to the US every year if they could. We have been to the US 5 times in the last 7 years. The US market is very important to us. We want to make sure we are the most supported team in the US."

"We were the club who proposed the rule change from 5 substitutes to 7 a few years ago so more youth players could get their chance."

"It is the fastest growing sport in the US and the number one sport in the rest of the world. It is impossible for the US not to be involved in the number one sport in the world."

Mischievous journalists are trying to create a story that Pochettino and Levy are not on the same page and of course the ant-Levy agenda folk have tried to make something of it, but it's all quite innocent. First here is what Daniel Levy said.

"At the same time the academy is important because we can produce our own players. We don't have to go and spend £20, £30m, £40m on a player and obviously that homegrown player has an affinity with the club that a player we buy doesn't. That's what the fans want to see. They want to have that passion. That's what you get with a homegrown player and that's why people love Harry Kane and sing that he's one of our own."

The reporter put it too Mauricio Pochettino that Daniel Levy had said Spurs don't need to sign players and will use the academy instead.

"I didn't hear that. When was this? This morning?

"I didn't hear because I wasn't at the Nasdaq. I arrived late. I didn't hear him. Then you know for me it's so difficult to read in English. Only my assistant Jesus sometimes explains what happens in the media.. But I didn't hear and I don't know.

"It's better if you ask him, if you have the possibility, or I will ask him tomorrow, if I have the possibility, if it's true or not.

"I think it's important to speak about context. I don't know how was the interview from him, whether it's true or not. I did not hear that from him in private."

What Levy said and what was put to Pochettino were actually two different things.


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