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Some Spurs players signing autographs look more tired than others – video

By Harry Hotspur -

Harry Kane and Matt Doherty in particular appeared to be feeling the heat in South Korea and walked through an arranged meet and greet with some locals looking pretty wiped out.

An earlier training session with the boys had left a few players in a fair amount of discomfort, and one has to question the wisdom of pushing footballers quite so hard in such high levels of humidity and heat.

For me, the hard yards would be better served if they were covered at Hotspur Way, as opposed to the other side of the world…

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Kosher Kid
Kosher Kid
27 days ago

Not sure if Hugo has fitness issues but he is no longer fit for purpose.

Our ‘world class’ keeper was at his worst again today.

Modern goalkeeping is about efficiently catching, kicking and making saves.

Hugo has only ever ticked one of those boxes. Over a season he saves a few certain goals with occasional brilliance.

However; he has consistently balanced this with inexplicable lapses of concentration that have led to poor kicking, catching and decision making.

I’ve seen enough. This guy should no longer be Spurs captain or first choice goalkeeper. Not if winning trophies is the criteria we are genuinely looking to achieve.

Hugo often punches when a catch would have been better. Fails to come and catch or punch the ball and instead opts to stay on his line. Fails to come and kick the ball outside his area when the need arises or opts to come and kick it when he is not favourite to get their first. Poorly re-distributes the ball by his throwing and kicking. Plays team mates into pressure by taking too long to control the ball and shift it onto his left foot. Regularly gets beaten at his near post. Does not command the six yard box when the ball is in the air.

Many of these faults are caused by errors of judgement and indecision.

How can Hugo’s team mates look to him for inspiration or instruction when he is clearly so flawed and declining with age?

Hugo needs flushing down the Lamela chute with Winks.

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
27 days ago
Reply to  Kosher Kid

He was the 3rd best keeper in the league last season (again), only beaten on stats by Allison and Ederson.. So he’s still performing consistently high.. His frequent brilliance always makes up for his occasional clanger.
There’s nothing wrong with our captain at all. We’ve been blessed he’s been so loyal.
If anyone deserves a trophy then it’s Hugo.

Kosher Kid
Kosher Kid
26 days ago

Hugo is the most overrated player from the core group that achieved the Champions League qualifications, title challenges and cup runs.

I would argue that Kane, Son, Eriksen, Vertonghen, Alderweireld and Dembele were all far more important to Spurs than Hugo. Some may feel that Walker and Danny Rose at their best were at least on a par, in terms of importance to the team, when they were regularly playing for Spurs particularly from 2015 – 2017 .

I’ve never understood the adulation for Lloris. I’ve always regarded him as a steady but unspectacular Spurs goalkeeper. I understand his continuing presence as club captain even less.

Spurs need a top notch goalkeeper. Hugo has been declining for at least 3 seasons and at his best he was never the best goalkeeper in the Premier League.

Your observations about his loyalty amuse me. When has Hugo ever been seriously linked with another club? This is the biggest clue to the level that Hugo has been at for years. Spurs is as good as it ever gets for Hugo; that is why he is still here.

Being sentimental about Hugo does not mean he deserves a trophy.

Medals are earned by winners.

Last edited 26 days ago by The Hurrah Brigade
CowSpurs
CowSpurs
27 days ago

I have no concerns with players being worked hard in an era where sport science is at the forefront of all training. Conte and his staff know what they are doing. Every top team and its staff know how to prepare players, I just wish I knew who was in charge of Ndom. He was always off the pace and out of shape, so to play him was nonsensical unless it was to show other teams he still had a pulse.

The fittest teams, those that cover the most km per game do tend to win more games. Every one of us wants a fit squad, therefore trust in the staff and their methods is needed.

judge
judge
28 days ago

Conte laying down the law ?????? Possibly , but he’s got experience by his side now and currently a vast squad to work with.
Harry is known as a slow starter for sure and probably true about a few more . So where’s the hardship here , lets get a few of the more promising early season types out there building a momentum for Tottenham’s biggest seaon in years ?? C O Y S !!!!!!!!!!

THFC
THFC
28 days ago

Proof will be in the pudding, will Kane hit the ground running and put us in the mix early on in August/September, or will he take a couple of months to get going as per. Whatever they’ve done the last few pre-seasons hasn’t got him ready for match day 1, maybe Conte knows best in this instance.

Burgin
Burgin
28 days ago

Great to be super fit but this sort of training in the heat is ridiculous
Steve nichol commented on it and I have to admit I agree with him

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
28 days ago
Reply to  Burgin

There is a lot of science behind heat training. It’s better than high altitude training for core fitness… It can produce extraordinary results… Of course they have to be in a safe and controlled environment.. Without fluids and control it can be lethal..
But the Army and football clubs and athletes all do this safely.

JimmyGrievance
JimmyGrievance
28 days ago

What we can conclude, not just at Spurs but across the PL. Th $ £ and € is king. In a World Cup year where players will be playing a huge number of games during the season. It would make sense to start the seasons preparation more locally. There are enough clubs in the British isles that’d be more than happy to accommodate a pre season friendly.

Burgin
Burgin
28 days ago
Reply to  JimmyGrievance

Yep, totally agree, money, money, money
Let’s hope there are not too many injuries or heat related illnesses

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
28 days ago
Reply to  Burgin

Heat related illness? They have medical staff with them… No one is getting heat exhausted, they will stop before they have a heat stroke which is the only real danger.

CowSpurs
CowSpurs
27 days ago

Yup

eddie
eddie
28 days ago
Reply to  JimmyGrievance

Money in any industry is king and the rot set in with football when Sky highjacked the televising of our national game and the PL was formed.

Since then we have seen obscene amounts of money flood into the game resulting in so many extremely average players earning absolute fortunes and becoming almost untouchable.

As a result,a lot of enjoyment has disappeared from the game for a large number of people.

On a side note I notice the killshot is being pushed again on players remaining unvaxxed and forcing clubs to take depleted squads on tour.With the WC coming up and more games being played than ever ,touring much closer to home would make more sense.But of course is not as lucrative.

James McKevitt.
James McKevitt.
27 days ago
Reply to  eddie

Interesting that the Man Utd v Liverpool game in Thailand didn’t fill the stadium, a lot of locals couldn’t afford the tickets.

JimmyGrievance
JimmyGrievance
27 days ago
Reply to  eddie

The club have targeted Sth Korea because of Sonny. They come in droves to the ground on match days. Pay exorbitant prices for tickets and spend hundreds on merch. Bet your bottom $ we have plenty for them to buy whilst we’re there. Playing Stevenage won’t have the same impact on the coffers. Ergo all about the £

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