It's a signing that they need to be a success - and quick.
Kane massively needs help. He's wasted up there, weighed down with expectation, scratching around and feeding off scraps. Tottenham - and I know I keep saying it - should have gone for Benteke, who would have linked up well with the youngster in a Shearer and Sheringham-esque way.
The width and set-piece deliveries of Eriksen and Chadli would have only benefitted that. Pochetinno has suggested that Spurs will be doing business before the window ends, too.
Absolutely fantastic win for us on Saturday. Even though City stumbled at home last week to West Ham we held our own even after conceding and actually looked the superior team in the second half. The chat surrounding the offside decisions and lack of is interesting. No doubt both De Bruyne and Walker were off prior to picking up the ball. Can you forgive the lino for missing the less obvious one but throw the book for the glaringly obvious one? Probably so.
Lamela excellent but he probably owed us that performance. If he cracks on against Arsenal and Chelsea in the next couple of months then I think we'll start to be impressed, but he has been here two years and hasn't made a massive impact yet.
Really really liking Alli and Son. Watch this space for the pair of them.
The Walker offside decision made me laugh. How far back are you able to pull an incorrect call and claim victim hood? Yes he was offside and had City scored from that cross it would have been unfair. However they didn't score from that cross, they even regained possession via KDB. For me at the point stop talking about the offside, had KDB cleared properly or held onto possession that would have been the end of it.
The officiating at the weekend was ridiculous, really.
Still, a touch of class from Pellegrini who failed to blame the referee or linesmen. Tottenham fully deserved the win, and Lamela looked a player absolutely reinvigorated. He chased everything, hassled and harried, worked tirelessly and was rewarded in style with a goal.
He had to work hard for that goal. It was great to see him applauded off. Great to see Harry Kane in and amongst the goals, too. There was never any doubt that he wouldn't start scoring again, really. Eric Dier continues to play his way into the public consciousness, too. I think he'll be very hard done by if he isn't an inclusion in Roy Hodgson's next England squad, to be honest.
The back 5 looks solid. Lamela is coming on leaps and bounds. Dier is making the cdm position his own and Ali has been brilliant. If we can get Eriksen into form and Kane firing, I think we do well this year !
Dier should be in the senior England squad, rather than Under-21s. A good game last night, against a fading Monaco force. I'm sure you'll beat them on your own patch in the reverse fixture, and it was a shame that Alli couldn't put the icing on the cake after a great day for his international call-up with a goal.
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we need to start turning these draws into wins. Kane needs to look up more. Overall not bad. At least we look solid at the back ; best defence in the league, only 7 goals conceded.