Here is your Tottenham morning digest on Friday, March 25.
Jermain Defoe’s influence on Harry Kane
Former Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has revealed the impact that ex-striker Jermain Defoe had on current forward Harry Kane. It comes after Defoe, 39, announced his retirement from the sport on Thursday.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Redknapp lauded Defoe and said: “I thought he was fantastic. Great pro, great attitude, great person, goal scorer, just you know what you were getting with him [Jermain Defoe]. There’s no: ‘We might do it, we might not…’ You could be sure as you could ever be about anybody when you took him. I loved having him around me.
“He’d spend time on the training ground after training practicing and I think he was very instrumental in Harry Kane, used to look at him and watch how he worked after training and he’d spend time helping Harry with his game. He’d be doing drills and Harry would try them and he’d do them. So he was a big influence on him, there’s no doubt about that.”
Who wins Champions League race with North London Derby the crucial fixture
The battle for a Champions League place looks set to go right down to the wire, with Spurs set to battle it out with Arsenal for fourth position. The two sides still have to face each other in a rearranged fixture before the end of the season, adding that extra tension heading into the final few games.
It is sure to be an intriguing battle and we asked Arsenal writer Tom Canton and Spurs writer Emma de Duve to predict the fixtures between now and the end of the campaign to see who would come out on top – or fourth to be exact.
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Tottenham duo receive award nomination
Spurs pair Dejan Kulusevski and Harry Kane have both received a nomination for Premier League Player of the Month for March. Kane was involved in six-goals across the month for the club, helping the side reach fifth in the league.
Kulusevski ’s influence has been felt since he joined the club in January, adding another threat alongside Kane and Son Heung-Min. You can vote for either player to win the award, with Aston Villa’s Matty Cash, Chelsea’s Trevoh Chalobah and Kai Havertz, Liverpool’s Andrew Robertson, Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka and Brentford striker Ivan Toney all nominated too.
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