Tottenham threat involves more than Harry Kane says Real Madrid’s Marcelo

• Left-back says striker can ‘make a big difference’ but Spurs full of talent• Harry Kane not certain to play but Mauricio Pochettino confident Marcelo has defended Tottenham Hotspur against accusations that they are, to use the phrase coined by Pep Guardiola last month, “the Harry Kane team”, but admitted that the striker’s absence would […]
October 31, 2017 0

Dele Alli’s Spurs return against Real Madrid adds spice to Wembley meeting

The midfielder has endured an uneven start to his season at Tottenham but Mauricio Pochettino believes his ‘best is coming’ as Alli prepares for his first Champions League appearance of the campaign It has been apparent to everyone that Dele Alli has suffered, at times, over the early months of the season, that his stars […]
October 31, 2017 0

Pochettino ‘very confident’ Kane will feature for Spurs against Real Madrid

• Striker is hoping to shake off a minor hamstring complaint• Gareth Bale will be missing from game against his old club Mauricio Pochettino will make a late decision on Harry Kane’s fitness before Tottenham’s Champions League clash against Real Madrid on Wednesday. Kane is hoping to shake off a minor hamstring complaint and Pochettino […]
October 31, 2017 0

When Tottenham Hotspur first hosted Real Madrid … and lost 1-0 to an own goal

Real Madrid were underdogs when they came to London for the Uefa Cup quarter-finals in 1985 but they slipped through and ended up lifting the trophy By Steven Pye for That 1980s Sports Blog, part of the Guardian Sport Network Real Madrid were underdogs when they arrived in Tottenham for the first leg of their […]
October 31, 2017 0

Real Madrid suffer shock defeat at Girona on first visit to Catalan club

• Girona 2-1 Real Madrid• Stuani 54, Portu 58; Isco 12 La Liga champions Real Madrid suffered a shock 2-1 defeat in their first ever league visit to the Catalan side Girona on Sunday, throwing away the lead by conceding two goals in quick succession and falling eight points behind the leaders Barcelona. The Spain […]
October 29, 2017 0

The 10 most improved players in the Premier League so far this season

With five of their forwards among the Premier League’s most improved players, it’s no wonder Manchester City are five points clear at the top of the table By Martin Laurence for WhoScored?, part of the Guardian Sport Network Having understandably taken some time to settle into life at a new club in a new country […]
October 26, 2017 0

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lieke Martens

• Real Madrid player wins men’s vote for fifth time after stellar year• Holland international who starred at Euro 2017 takes women’s prize Cristiano Ronaldo and Lieke Martens were named Fifa men’s and women’s player of the year respectively at the governing body’s annual ‘The Best’ football awards, which took place in London last night. […]
October 23, 2017 0