Here is your Tottenham morning digest on Sunday, July 18.
Key talking points from draw against Orient
Tottenham were held to a 1-1 draw by League Two side Leyton Orient in Nuno Espirito Santo’s first game in charge.
Not too much can be read into the result, especially considering it was Spurs’ first game, coupled with the fact that their opposition had already drawn 0-0 to fellow London side West Ham United a few days before this clash.
For the Portuguese manager, while he was looking mostly at fitness, he will have been pleased by the impact of two young players in particular in Dane Scarlett and Nile John.
Scarlett, who only turned 17 in March, provided a snapshot of why people at Tottenham are so excited about him and why Jose Mourinho called him a “phenomenal” young talent this week and tipped him to become an England star of the future.
Read all the match talking points here.
‘No reason to sell’ Danny Ings this summer
Ralph Hasenhuttl has dealt a fresh blow in the north Londoners’ pursuit of Danny Ings this summer, with the Saints boss stating there is no reason for the club to move the striker on this summer.
New Tottenham head coach Espirito Santo is reportedly keen on Ings to partner Harry Kane next season after the Southampton striker rejected a new four-year contract at St Mary’s.
Ings has just one year left on his contract but Southampton are determined to keep hold of the 28-year-old.
Speaking for the first time since Tottenham’s reported recent interest in Ings surfaced, Hasenhuttl said: “He’s our player for another year, we paid a lot of money for him.
“There’s no reason to sell him, but it’s always a risk for the player when you go into your final year without a contract.”
O’Hara makes damning prediction for next season
Former Tottenham midfielder Jamie O’Hara has admitted that his old club are unlikely to finish in the top four next season unless they have a ‘big overhaul’ this summer.
The Lillywhites spent almost three months without a permanent manager at the helm after sacking former Chelsea man Jose Mourinho in April.
However, fellow Portuguese coach Espirito Santo was finally unveiled as Spurs’ new boss on June 30 as the club look to improve on their seventh-placed finish last term.
Read O’Hara’s full quotes here.
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