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Can Spurs get back on track: Ange’s Tottenham need a spark quickly



Perhaps a week off has come at the most optimal time. This is a team that desperately needed a small break to rejuvenate their energies and to find their missing spark again. It’s needed…quickly.

After a fine start to the season and punching above their weight, 5th placed Tottenham Hotspur have started to fade but due to an incredible amount of key injuries, it was to be expected.

Sadly speedy England under 21 left back Ryan Sessegnon has suffered yet another hamstring injury and this is terrible news for such a special talent. Spurs need him too, as his pace and trickery was such an asset, albeit for short periods. 

World class Spanish right back and cross-blocking King Pedro Porro suffered a pesky injury at training recently but luckily it doesn’t look too bad. He should be back for Crystal Palace but if not, there are hopes he will be ready for a must-win game at a high-flying Watkins-fueled Aston Villa on the 10th of March.

Spurs need a spark

Fortunately for the one half of North London, fellow Champions League hopefuls Manchester United have just lost their star Danish striker Rasmus Højlund for 2-3 weeks with a muscle injury. This could be the time to really take advantage and especially with key cogs James Maddison and Micky van de Ven back, there is renewed optimism amongst trophy-hungry Tottenham fans. 

With Crystal Palace up next on the fixture list and star left back Destiny Udogie on the way back plus elusive Israel winger Manor Solomon getting fit again, perhaps the tide is turning. With captain Sonny raring to go after disappointment at the Asian Cup despite his best efforts, perhaps this is the time for Spurs to rev up the engine and make 4th place their own. 

The time for Ange’s Spurs to kick on is now. With the Champions League ready, this is a side that has the ability to wrap up this money-making position that will help Tottenham get the players they need to make a massive push next season. The trouble is, injuries seem to be creeping into a small squad that is playing a high-press system that demands the utmost intensity. 

Sources: BBC, Football London, The Spurs Web,