In a surprising turn of events, Tottenham Hotspur wrapped up a truly busy January transfer window. Numerous players went out on loans or permanent transfers, and a couple new faces have made their way to North London. There are still gaps in the roster, but considering past winter transfer windows, it is pretty encouraging to see Daniel Levy at least attempt to help this team gear up for the last four months of the season.
The impact of these moves could be felt as soon as Sunday against Manchester City. Christian Eriksen is finally gone off to Italy, but the triggering of Giovani Lo Celso’s purchase option helps fill a lot of that void. New addition Steven Bergwijn will also help in the attack, and Jose Mourinho said that he could even see the pitch this weekend.
City are finally up to second place and represent one of the tougher fixtures left on the calendar. They are unbeaten in their last five league matches and will be a challenging opponent for a Spurs side that still seems to be putting things together. The two teams drew very early in the season in Manchester in a match that Tottenham had every right to lose, thanks to a little late help from VAR.
Losing this weekend would not necessarily doom Spurs despite currently sitting seven points out of the top four, as this is not one they are expected to win on paper. However, stealing another point against City would be a great achievement, especially with a date against Chelsea on the horizon. The dust has finally settled and the squad is now finalized. Hopefully all of these changes help focus the team and bring some much needed energy going forward.
#THFC: Lloris (C), Aurier, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Tanganga, Winks, Lo Celso, Dele, Bergwijn, Son, Lucas.— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) February 2, 2020
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Here's how we line up in the capital this afternoon...⬇— Manchester City (@ManCity) February 2, 2020
XI | Ederson, Walker, Otamendi, Fernandinho (C), Zinchenko, Rodrigo, Gundogan, De Bruyne, Mahrez, Sterling, Aguero.
SUBS | Bravo, G Jesus, Bernardo, D Silva, Cancelo, Foden, Garcia.
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Date: Sunday, February 2, 2020
Time: 11:30 a.m. ET, 4:30 p.m. BT
Location: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, England
TV: NBCSN (USA), Sky Sports Main Event (UK)
Streaming: NBCSports.com (USA), Sky GO Extra, fubo.tv (free trial)
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