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Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho urges Daniel Levy to splash the cash to improve his squad ‘like Liverpool’ in recent years

JOSE MOURINHO has urged Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy to back him in the transfer market like Liverpool do with Jurgen Klopp.

The Portuguese gaffer called on chairman Levy to improve the squad using the Reds' backing of Klopp as an example.


Despite adding Gareth Bale, Matt Doherty, Joe Rodon, Carlos Vinicius, Sergio Reguilon and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg to their ranks this summer, Mourinho has called for more.

Speaking ahead of his team's trip to Burnley on Monday, he said: "More than the squad, it is time to work and time for evolution.

"It is time to affect the team not just the way we play, but the way we think – sometimes the way we think takes more time than other things.

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"I am very happy with the squad but, of course, next summer we will need to give a couple of touches, but this is what you always do to improve the squad.

"Look at Liverpool, for example, when Jurgen has been there. How many transfer windows? He went to the market and improved the team."

Earlier this week Mourinho was at it again, this time urging his club to tie Son Heung-Min down to a long term contract.

And Spurs are said to have responded by offering the South Korean a £200,000-a-week deal.

Elsewhere, Lucas Moura has hailed new signing Vinicius after the Brazilian bagged two assists on his debut against LASK in the Europa League.

He said: "I’m very happy for him, he deserves this moment.

“Like I said before, he will help us a lot. He’s strong, makes good runs, good in the air and can hold the ball well.

"It’s not easy to come here from Portugal to the Premier League with a new philosophy, very, very different, and he needs to adapt quickly.

“I’m helping him, everyone is helping him, and I think he feels comfortable already.

"Step by step he will improve, and he will help us. He’s a very interesting player and like I said, he’s good for us, good for the squad.”

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Tottenham 3 LASK 0: Gareth Bale gets an assist in huge game for career as Vinicius shines as Kanes understudy

A VICTORY and an assist in your first start – what more can you LASK?

This will not go down in history as Gareth Bale’s greatest ever match. Far from it.

But you never know, it could turn out to be one of the most significant of the Welshman’s career – certainly the latter stage of it.

As it just might be the one that gets him back on the road to superstardom.

Bale, 31, made his first start for his beloved Spurs since rejoining them on a season long loan from Real Madrid.

He won four Champions Leagues during his successful seven-year stint at the Bernabeu.

But last night he looked genuinely thrilled to be playing in Europe’s much-maligned second competition as he celebrated his long-awaited second full Spurs debut by forcing an own goal to seal that made it 2-0 before the break.

This was Bale’s first Spurs start since May 19, 2013 when he scored the only in a 1-0 home win over Sunderland in their final Premier League match of that season.

And this was his first Euro appearance for the North Londoners since their 2-2 draw with FC Basel in the first leg of the quarters of this competition six weeks earlier.

The return of the Cardiff-born Messiah was always going to hog the spotlight – and that is a shame for his new Spurs team-mate Carlos Vinicius.

The Samba striker had a stormer on his first start since arriving on loan from Benfica.

His all-action display and the way he linked up his with his fellow countryman Lucas Moura for the opening goal, shows Spurs may finally have found a frontman to deputise ably for and even play alongside Harry Kane.

The overworked England captain was even afforded a rare night off as Tottenham’s new boys took the load.

Bale will be relieved this went better than his cameo on Sunday when he came off the bench as a 72nd minute sub with Tottenham 3-0 up at home to West Ham – only to miss a glorious chance to wrap up for the points as the Hammers hit back with three late goals to seal a sensational comeback.

Toned and lean, the Wales ace looked a fine specimen as he fist-pumped his team-mates before kick off.

And as music from the empty’s stadium PA system died and the cool N17 night air fell silent all you could hear was Spurs keeper Joe Hart screaming “Are you ready for this? Are you ready for this?” like some demented second-rate DJ in Ibiza.

Bale’s first significant action saw him wriggle his way down the right past Andres Andrade to win a seventh minute later.

The former left-sided continued to hug the right touchline and moments later he played in right-back Matt Doherty to cross for Vinicius, who followed in the best traditions of Tottenham strikers such as Roberto Soldado and Vincent Janssen by somehow heading wide from close range.

One of the downsides with Bale playing out wide is that he is unable to dictate play as much as he did here when he was deployed more centrally.

Blowing heavily after 15 minutes – perhaps understandably on his first club start since Real Madrid’s 2-0 win over Real Mallorca on June 24 – he was unlucky not to win a free kick when he appeared to be tripped by Andrade after nutmegging him in the corner.

Vinicius redeemed himself by setting up Moura’s 18th minute opener with a wonderful reverse pass which allowed his fellow Brazilian to slot home his third goal of the season.

Bale then got his own back on Andrade for that earlier trip by collecting Erik Lamela’s pass and delivering a cross which the Panamanian defender turned into his own net to double the lead in the 27th minute.

In-between, the ever-improving Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg needed his head bandaged Terry Butcher-style after coming off second best in a challenge with Rene Renner, a tackler so bad they named him twice (well almost!).

The chippy little Austrian looked none too pleased when he was subbed eight minutes before the break.

Spurs should have been 3-0 up by then as Erik Lamela’s shot was saved at the second attempt by keeper Alexander Schlager – just as Bale was set to pounce for a tap-in.

LASK, or Linzer Athletik-Sport-Klub to give them their full name, finished fourth in the Austrian Bundesliga last season.

They also reached the last 16 of this competition when Manchester United beat them 7-1 on aggregate in August.

LASK thrashed Slovak side Dunajska Streda 7-0 in the qualifier and recorded a stunning 4-1 win over Sporting Lisbon in the play-off before being drawn in Group J alongside Spurs, Royal Antwerp and Ludogorets Razgrad.

The Austrians had won four of their previous five matches and almost got a foothold in this tie when Andreas Gruber’s 25-yard shot was spectacularly tipped away by Hart.

Bale lasted an hour before being replaced by Son Heung-min in a triple substitution which also saw Dele Alli – remember him? – and Moussa Sissoko come on for Lamela and Hojbjerg, who appeared after the break without his headgear.

The events of Sunday clearly resulted in the second half being tenser than it ought to have been.

Son completed the scoring with a simple finish from inside the box in the 85th minute.

The aim now is clearly to get Bale fitter and sharper as quickly as possible so he can make even more of an impact than his modest one here.

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Tottenham vs LASK FREE: Live stream, TV channel, kick-off time, and team news for TONIGHT'S Europa League opener

TOTTENHAM welcome Austrian side LASK to North London tonight as fans eagerly await a possible full second debut for Gareth Bale.

Spurs will be desperate to get back to winning ways after throwing away a three-goal lead to draw with West Ham on Sunday in the Premier League.

What time does Tottenham vs LASK kick off?

  • The match kicks off at 8pm UK time.
  • It will be played without fans at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

What TV channel is Tottenham vs LASK on and can I live stream it?

  • Tottenham vs LASK is live on BT Sport 2.
  • To stream the game live, head to the BT Sport website or app.

Can I watch Tottenham vs LASK for free?

  • Viewers with an EE phone contract can get a three-month FREE trial of BT Sport.
  • Simply text SPORT to 150.

What is the team news?

Bale could be set to make his full second debut for Spurs but he will not be joined by fellow Welshman Joe Rodon, who wasn't registered in time to be included in the Europa League squad.

The likes of Dele Alli, Lucas Moura, Harry Winks and Carlos Vinicius could be considered with Mourinho set to ring the changes.

However, the game may come too soon for Eric Dier.

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    Tottenham vs West Ham LIVE RESULT: Lanzini ROCKET levels game for West Ham after sensational fight back – The Sun

    WEST HAM fought back in sensational fashion to draw 3-3 at Tottenham Hotspur.

    Lanzini's 94th-minute rocket levelled the game as the Hammers scored ALL three goals in the final eight minutes.

    Follow ALL of the latest reaction below…

    • Sam Dymond

      HAMMERS TIME

      What a comeback from the east London side.

    • Sam Dymond

      MOURINHO'S REACTION

      Jose Mourinho was full of praise for West Ham despite his team throwing away a three-goal lead.

    • Sam Dymond

      MOYES' MOMENT OF GLORY

      The West Ham manager wouldn't have enjoyed much of his first game back in the dugout, but it ended with pure, unadulterated joy.

    • Sam Dymond

      LOVE FOR LANZINI

      Tears in one dressing room, tweets in the other.

    • Sam Dymond

      STUNNED IN STOPPAGE TIME

      Jose Mourinho feeling the frustrations of Fergie time.

    • Sam Dymond

      A CRAZY GAME

      What an astonishing afternoon that was in north London.

      At the final whistle, I felt more exhausted than some of the players.

      I need a cup of tea and a lie down.

      In the meantime, check out Marc Mayo's match report from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

    • Sam Dymond

      WHAT A STRIKE!

      Manuel Lanzini's sensational hit completes an unlikely comeback deep into stoppage time.

    • Sam Dymond

      FT: TOTTENHAM 3-3 WEST HAM

      Wow! It ends all square at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium as three goals in the final eight minutes earn West Ham a point when they had appeared to have been blown away by the home side's first half display.

    • Sam Dymond

      PEEEEEEEP!

      THAT'S THE END OF AN ASTONISHING GAME!

    • Sam Dymond

      90+4. Unbelievable! Absolutely unbelievable!

      Spurs thought they had it won when Cresswell's set-piece was headed clear, but the ball was quickly worked back to Manuel Lanzini to line up a shot from 25 yards.

      It an incredible hit with the outside of the right boot that swerves up and away from Lloris before crashing into the top corner via the frame of the goal.

      A phenomenal goal to end a phenomenal game.

      Tottenham 3-3 WEST HAM

    • Sam Dymond

      INCREDIBLE!!

      WHAT A GOAL!!

      WHAT A GAME!!

      IT'S MANUEL LANZINI!!

      IT'S 3-3!!

    • Sam Dymond

      TOTTENHAM 3-2 WEST HAM

      90+4. A free-kick to West Ham in almost exactly the same position from which they scored their first.

    • Sam Dymond

      TOTTENHAM 3-2 WEST HAM

      90+2. Bale. Still Gareth Bale! Bale's going all the way! Inches wide!

      A brilliant run from the substitute as he weaves his way through West Ham's stretched defence before firing just wide.

      That would have killed the game off.

    • Sam Dymond

      TOTTENHAM 3-2 WEST HAM

      90. West Ham have four minutes of stoppage time to find an equaliser.

    • Sam Dymond

      TOTTENHAM 3-2 WEST HAM

      89. Lucas Moura buys some time by winning a free-kick from Masuaku.

      It earns the West Ham man a yellow card, and it's going to be his last action as he gives way to Snodgrass' arrival.

    • Sam Dymond

      TOTTENHAM 3-2 WEST HAM

      88. David Moyes is calling for attacking options as his side chase an unlikely point.

      Robert Snodgrass is going to be thrown into the mix.

    • Sam Dymond

      85. Well. Well. Well.

      Two goals in three minutes, and suddenly West Ham have hope!

      Nice interplay between Jarrod Bowen and Vladimir Coufal ends with the Czech wing-back fizzing in a cross that Davinson Sanchez heads beyond his own goalkeeper.

      Are Spurs beginning to panic?!

      Tottenham 3-2 WEST HAM

    • Sam Dymond

      OWN-GOAL!!

      WEST HAM HAVE ANOTHER!!

      DAVINSON SANCHEZ HEADS PAST HIS KEEPER!!

    • Sam Dymond

      84. West Ham score, but surely it's too little, too late.

      From a free-kick on the left, Aaron Cresswell whipped in a fine cross for Fabian Balbuena to head home.

      Tottenham 3-1 WEST HAM

    • Sam Dymond

      GOAAAAAAALL!

      FABIAN BALBUENA HEADS A CONSOLATION!

    • Sam Dymond

      500 NOT OUT

      Gareth Bale's introduction marks a significant landmark in the club career of the forward.

    • Sam Dymond

      TOTTENHAM 3-0 WEST HAM

      80. A fine shift from Son Heung-min.

      The exciting forward takes a well-earned rest as he makes way for Lucas Moura.

    • Sam Dymond

      TOTTENHAM 3-0 WEST HAM

      79. Post! Harry Kane goes so close to his hat-trick!

      It's the Son-Kane double act again as the former plays a lovely square pass into the path of the latter.

      Taking it on first time, the striker cushions his shot around a defender, only to see it crash off the outside of the woodwork.

    • Sam Dymond

      TOTTENHAM 3-0 WEST HAM

      77. A double change for the visitors as Manuel Lanzini and Andriy Yarmolenko come on for Fornals and Antonio.

    • Sam Dymond

      TOTTENHAM 3-0 WEST HAM

      76. Soucek goes into the book for bundling over Kane on the far touchline.

      In all the excitement of Gareth Bale's arrival, it wasn't mentioned that Ogbanna has also received a caution.

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    Man Utd vs Tottenham: Live stream, kick-off time, TV channel, and team news for Premier League match

    MANCHESTER UNITED take on Tottenham this weekend in a match that is sure to get pulses going.

    Both managers Jose Mourinho and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer have been taking sly digs at each other in recent weeks which is bound to raise the stakes for this fixture.

    When is Man Utd vs Tottenham?

    • The Premier League match is on Sunday October 4.
    • The game will kick off at 4.30pm.
    • It will be held at Old Trafford.

    What TV channel is Man Utd vs Tottenham on and can I live stream it?

    • The game will be shown on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League.
    • Sky Sports subscribers will be able to live stream the match via the Sky Go website, or on the application for phones, computers and tablets.
    • Fans who do not have Sky Sports can watch the game with a Sky Sports Day Pass for £9.99 on NOW TV.
    • US fans can watch the game on NBC Sports Network.

    What is the team news?

    Man Utd

    United will only be missing Phil Jones and Axel Tuanzebe from their squad due to injury.

    Bruno Fernandes, Harry Maguire and Mason Greenwood are likely to be back in the team after being given a rest.

    Tottenham

    Tottenham fans will have to wait to see new signing Gareth Bale make his second Spurs debut until after the international break.

    Heung-min Son sustained a hamstring injury last weekend but Mourinho has refused to rule him out.

    Match odds

    • Manchester United 10/11
    • Tottenham 13/5
    • Draw 29/10
    • Tottenham to win and both teams to score 7/1

    *All odds from Ladbrokes and correct at time of publication.

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    Tottenham vs Maccabi Haifa: Live stream, TV channel, kick-off time and team news for Europa League tie TONIGHT

    TOTTENHAM face Maccabi Haifa tonight knowing victory will send them into the Europa League group stage.

    Jose Mourinho's side have survived two scares to reach this point, beating Bulgaria's Lokomotiv Plovdiv and Macedonia's Shkendija Tetovo away.

    What time does Tottenham vs Maccabi Haifa kick off?

    • The match kicks off at 8pm UK time – 10pm in Israel.

    What TV channel and live stream can I watch it on?

    • Tottenham vs Maccabi Haifa is live on Premier Sports.
    • To live stream the game, head to the Premier Player.
    • A subscription to Premier Sports is available from £9.99/month.

    What is the team news?

    Jose Mourinho has ruled out Eric Dier and Erik Lamela after the pair starred in Tuesday's League Cup win over Chelsea.

    Son Heung-min is also out until after the international break.

    After being excluded from the squad against the Blues it remains to be seen whether Dele Alli will be called upon for this game or whether he is being frozen out altogether.

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