It feels like much longer than just two weeks ago that Tottenham Hotspur took three points against Aston Villa and kept its top-four dreams alive. Despite a frustrating North London Derby and an embarrassing Europa League collapse, the club still a couple big opportunities, including a cup final and the chase for Champions League football next season.
With five teams fighting for fourth, Spurs cannot afford to drop many points over the final two months. That means that Sunday’s trip to Tyneside absolutely must result in a win. Newcastle is in the relegation zone and wineless in its last six, finding goals very difficult to come by. There is no excuse for dropping this one coming out of the break.
The reverse fixture was played way back in September and was perhaps an ominous sign of things to come. Lucas Moura put Spurs on top via Harry Kane, but an extremely controversial Eric Dier penalty led to an injury time 1-1 equalizer, marking the first of many collapses by Tottenham this season.
That cannot happen this weekend, and hopefully Tottenham will instead look to build out a lead against a bottom-table opponent. Jose Mourinho is likely fighting for his job, and with the apparent return of Heung-min Son, it is time to maximize the skill set of the squad and play attacking football.
Lloris (C), Tanganga, Sanchez, Rodon, Reguilon, Hojbjerg, Lo Celso, Ndombele, Lucas, Kane, Vinicius#THFC ⚪️ #COYS pic.twitter.com/JKmTzupHnv— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) April 4, 2021
-— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) April 4, 2021
How to Watch
Date: Sunday, April 4, 2021
Time: 9:05 a.m. ET, 2:05 p.m. UK
Location: St James’ Park, Newcastle upon Tyne, England
TV: NBCSN (USA), Sky Sports Main Event (UK)
Streaming: NBCSports.com (USA), Sky GO Extra (UK)
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