News of Man City’s two-season ban from European football dominated the world of sport over the weekend. The Citizens have been punished for committing breaches of the UEFA Club Licensing and Financial Fair Play Regulations. However, there was still plenty of memorable action to follow and talkSPORT.com picks the best bits below… Jose Mourinho teasing Heung-min Son Son was Tottenham’s hero as his 94th-minute goal secured a 3-2 win for his side against Aston Villa. The victory boosted Spurs’ Champions League hopes by moving them up to fifth in the table, just one point off Chelsea, who play Manchester United on Monday. Son, who also scored a rebound from his own missed penalty in the first-half, had other chances to win the game, but was denied by Pepe Reina on two occasions. While the South
Jose Mourinho has said Christian Eriksen can leave Tottenham with his head held high, amid reports of a January transfer to Internazionale. The boss has backed Danish ace Eriksen after he received boos from supporters in recent games, and insisted the playmaker has ‘given everything’ for Spurs. Getty Images - Getty Eriksen looked like he was saying his farewells at the end of Spurs’ defeat to Liverpool The Denmark international’s career in north London is set to come to an end when his contract expires in the summer, although he could depart this month if a club are willing to cough up some cash. And reports in Italy suggest Eriksen has agreed a deal to join Inter in the January transfer window, rather than wait until the end of the season. That coul
Forget the John Lewis advert. Forget the fact this might be your Nan’s last Christmas. Forget the fact you didn’t get up early enough to get in the Boxing Day sales queue at your favourite outlet. Forget all that.The single most tear-jerking moment of my Christmas was when Jim Rosenthal asked Jose Mourinho how his Christmas Day had been and Jose told him his beloved dog had passed away. Getty Images - Getty Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho had a tough Christmas and his players put him through the mill too I tell you this for nothing, Amazon are killing it this season – getting Poch sacked, getting Spurs to appoint Mourinho and then Jose’s dog passing away on Christmas Day? If they didn’t get that on camera then someone is going to get fired. All cynicism as
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has defended Antonio Rudiger after he was criticised for his part in Tottenham forward Son Heung-min's red card on Sunday.Spurs manager Jose Mourinho was unhappy with the Blues defender's reaction to Son's challenge in Chelsea's 2-0 win.Lampard said it was "disappointing" to question Rudiger's integrity while an investigation into alleged racial abuse directed at the German is ongoing. "I do defend Toni firmly on it," said Lampard.Tottenham's appeal against Son's red card - which was issued after VAR ruled he had kicked out at Rudiger - failed on Tuesday.The South Korea international will miss a home fixture against Brighton on Boxing Day, as well as trips to Norwic...
Former Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon believes Jose Mourinho only took the Tottenham job as he became ‘fed up’ of waiting for Zinedine Zidane to leave the Bernabeu. Mourinho replaced Mauricio Pochettino as boss on Wednesday in a surprise and swift managerial switch, with the Portuguese brought in to rescue Spurs’ season and take the club to the next level. His arrival has been met with a largely mixed reaction from supporters, with some angry about the axe of their beloved boss and the club’s choice of replacement, while others are excited to see what heights Spurs can reach under a coach who has won everything club football has to offer. However, Calderon told talkSPORT it is likely Tottenham would have been a Plan B for the Special One, as he was really eyeing a return to the Sa