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Tottenham News Shorts Issue 2

8:30 pm
Hello readers and welcome back to Tottenham News Shorts, quick bits of bite size news surrounding Tottenham and the glorious game of football, soccer to all the American readership.

Tottenham News Shorts Issue 2

First a quick resume of a few recent articles you may have missed.

Group A continues today with Brazil vs Mexico at 8pm UK time so here is a quick round-up of the games from a Tottenham interest perspective, players, former players, transfer targets, former targets.

Former Arsenal player Patrick Vieira was rather forceful on TV with his view that Players Should Cheat in an attempt to get an opponent booked or sent off. A disgusting attitude to be teaching all the children watching.

Former Tottenham player Clint Dempsey scored the 5th Fastest Goal at any World Cup Finals Goal. You can see it on the link above. An article tonight will list the 10 Fastest World Cup Final Goals and amazingly 4 of them have come in 2 tournaments and 3 have been scored on 16th June!

Tottenham teenager Nabil Bentaleb recalls the words of former Tottenham centre-back and former French captain William Gallas to help him keep his feet on the ground following his rapid rise from Development Squad to the World Cup in 6 months.

Right on with the days Tottenham News Shorts.

A picture doing the rounds on social media suggests Tottenham are at home to newly promoted Leicester City on the opening day of the season. The official fixture list is out tomorrow so we'll know for certain then.

Tottenham have Schalke 04 left-back Saed Kolašinac on their list of [possible left-back transfer targets and Tottenham will play Schalke 04 in a pre-season friendly on Saturday August 9th at 5.30pm. Kolašinac unfortunately scored an own goal in the first ever game for Bosnia-Herzegovina at a World Cup Finals when the ball struck him on the knee and went in early in the 2-1 defeat to Argentina.

It will be a chance for Spurs fans to also see former striker target Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and Kevin Prince-Boateng who played 2 season at White Hart Lane before moving to the slower paced football of Italy which suited his game better.

Former Tottenham winger David Bentley tells Adam Lallana he should join Liverpool and not Tottenham. That of course may have something to do with the fact that Bentley was more interested in his bar and collecting his wages than actually improving his football, an attitude that didn't impress Harry Redkapp.

Hull City would like to sign left-back Danny Rose and still retain an interest in Jake Livermore even though they are not prepared to pay £6.5 million for him. They are also interested in getting Michael Dawson on the cheap.

Manchester United are at the head of the queue to sign Fredy Guarín who only signed a new contract with Inter in March. Clearly that was to keep his transfer value intact. The reported fee £18 million seems excessive.

Tottenham have been watching 20 year-old Moses Odubajo of Leyton Orient for over a year now and are said to be preparing to bid for the player. West Ham United and Hull City are also after the player who will stay unless substantial money is paid says manager Russell Slade.

“Unless someone has got a big pile of money, he will be staying. A very big pile.”

Sounds like talk to try and boost the price, it's a fact of life lower league clubs have to develop players and sell them to survive.

Former Tottenham right-back Pascal Chimbonda is a free agent and looking for a move back to France. Now 35 he spent most of last season at Carlisle United. He has i international cap but doesn't rule out playing for France again.

“France is my priority. If I can find a good project with a good environment at a French club, I would favour such a choice. I am fit and still have the desire.”

Newcastle United winger Hatem Ben Arfa wants to play for a club with European football so for some reason London24 link him with Tottenham who need a winger apparently.

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Bentaleb recalls Gallas advice

10:30 am
Nabil Bentaleb has emerged at Tottenham as a star of the future in the making. Introduced in an away game at Southampton by interim boss Tim Sherwood he took to the Premier League like a duck to water.

Bentaleb recalls Gallas advice

He immediately settled and showed the fighting spirit that was sadly lacking at time last season.

Arguably his best performance was against Benfica away when he had to anchor the midfield of a young side who could have been hammered. Behind him was Sandro playing at centre-half and left-back Zeki Fryers also playing central so it was vital he had a good game and blocked the central threat to them.

Alongside him in midfield was Gylfi Sigurdsson who looked like a fish out of water when it came to defending. The game simply passed him by and he could only come into his own if we attacked.

Bentaleb had a superb game, pinging balls out wide to Townsend, Lennon or Chadli. One of those led to a Chadli goal and another resulted in a Kane header for Chadli to put away.

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As a young 19 year-old learning the game at Premier League level he did well, not well enough for some Spurs fans though who expect every player however old to be a superstar immediately every game.

William Gallas was brought to the club by Harry Redknapp because of his vast experience. The club needed winners, it still does, and Gallas provided winning experience. The value of his mental attitude can not be under estimated and Nabil Bentaleb remembers the words of advice the former French captain gave him recently.

"A few months ago I wouldn’t even imagine being where I am now but William Gallas said to me things can change in football very quickly, both ways.

"You can climb very fast but you can drop soon after and it is up to you which path you take. The most important thing is to continue to work hard."

A young energetic player is just the type to benefit from Mauricio Pochettino's style at Tottenham next season. He was rejected by football clubs until Tim Sherwood brought him to Tottenham and gave him a chance. Bentaleb responded by showing a commitment to developing that impressed.

That desire and the will to win he has will stand him and Spurs in good stead in the years to come. He could have a long future in the Tottenham midfield.

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Will Gallas be paraded on the pitch?

5:15 pm
William Gallas signs for Spurs, THBN
It's been the case at White Hart Lane recently that any new signing is paraded on the pitch, either prior to kick-off, or at half-time. With Gallas' former connections, do you think he'll be introduced to us when we face Young Boys in tomorrows must-win Champion's League Qualifier match?

If both Gallas and Sandro are presented to us, what do you think Sandro will make of all the booing?

I personally wouldn't boo the lad, but that's just me. I've spoken to a lot of Spurs fans recently who still can't believe that we've signed the former Arsenal captain. I think we should trust Harry's judgement and just get on with it, although in the above picture, he does look like a homeless guy that's found the new Spurs shirt in a dumpster.

The best thing William Gallas can do is keep a low profile and play a blinder on his debut. If we were to ask for a cherry on top it would be to see him kissing the badge when he scores. Wishful thinking?

I suppose we'll have to wait and see what happens tomorrow. Either way, we have to win, therefore, booing any Spurs player, new or not, will be counter-productive.

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