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Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has made his decision and Younes Kaboul has been named as the club's new captain. Jan Vertonghen had been tipped to take the armband covering the near future, but the boss appears to think that the French defender is the better man for the job.
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Tottenham have made a decent start to life under new manager Mauricio Pochettino , with the Argentine overseeing two wins, a draw and a defeat as Spurs lie in sixth place - one point above North London rivals Arsenal. Pochettino looks set to continue the good work he became known for at Southampton by steadying the usually rocky ship at White Hart Lane after a summer of modest spending and calculated arrivals of young players.
Tottenham Hotspur were probably deserving of the three points against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light in their Premier League clash on Saturday. The North London club took the lead twice, but on each occasion the Black Cats hit back to eventually earn a 2-2 draw, Harry Kane scoring an own goal eight minutes from full time.
The Frenchman has led the side on several occasions this season and has now been chosen by manager Mauricio Pochettino as the permanent successor to fellow central defender Michael Dawson, who joined Hull last month. A post on the club's official Twitter feed read: " Mauricio has announced that Younes Kaboul has been named our new Club captain with Hugo Lloris and Emmanuel Adebayor as vice-captains."
The former Tottenham midfielder has not had the call from his country since November 2012, when he came on as a late substitute in the 4-2 defeat by Sweden in Stockholm. But Huddlestone reckons he is not the only good reason for Hodgson should find his way to the KC Stadium with Curtis Davies, Jake Livermore, Tom Ince and Harry Maguire also worth a look.
Wes Brown is urging Sunderland to build upon a stubborn start to the season to ease themselves up the Premier League table. The Black Cats remained winless this term but recorded their third draw in four outings when they fought back twice to hold Tottenham 2-2 at the Stadium of Light on Saturday.
The Sunderland manager embraced Mauricio Pochettino with a peck on the cheek prior to their home game against Tottenham on Saturday They may be from rival countries in South America but Gus Poyet and Mauricio Pochettino both showed real solitary and respect to each other during their sides' meeting at the Stadium of Light. The Sunderland and Tottenham manager are from Uruguay and Argentina respectively but that rivalry was put to one side on Saturday, with Poyet paying particular close attention to his counterpart.
Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has said his side needed to have more of a killer instinct against Sunderland, thus not allowing them to snatch a late equaliser. Spurs drew 2-2 with the Black Cats on Saturday after a late Harry Kane own-goal levelled the scores, and in quotes published by Yahoo Sports , Pochettino said, "We needed to kill the game off.
Former Spurs favourite Rafael van der Vaart is delighted his Hamburg side have added Lewis Holtby to their ranks this season. The German midfielder left White Hart Lane on loan this summer to return to the Bundesliga, where he will play alongside former Tottenham man Van der Vaart.
Liverpool suffered their second defeat of the season as they lost 1-0 to Aston Villa at Anfield on Saturday. Gabriel Agbonlahor's scrappy goal from a corner on nine minutes proved the only goal of the game, with Liverpool lacking creative spark or attacking energy.
Southampton piled more pressure on embattled Newcastle manager Alan Pardew today, with Ronald Koeman's side sweeping the Toon aside 4-0 at St. Mary's. Newcastle were never in the game, and remain rooted in the cellar on just two points after four games in this still-young Premier League season.
Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane put through his own net to gift Sunderland a goal and ultimately a point on Saturday afternoon. Spurs had taken the lead through Nacer Chadli after just two minutes, but a quick-fire response from Adam Johnson meant the score was all-square going into the break.
A pacy counter from Spurs starts as Kaboul finds Lamela down the right-hand-side but the Argentine spreads the play to Chadli on the left. His scuffed effort is blocked and form the resultant corner, Mannone is fouled by Kaboul.
Tottenham Hotspur defender Jan Vertonghen is in line to be the club's next permanent captain according to reports in Belgium. The defender was said to be closing in on a new deal at White Hart Lane last week, and now Sport Wereld claims that not only will Vertonghen sign a new deal, but he is also in line to be the club's next skipper.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 09:27 am
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