Tottenham vs. Newcastle: 3 key Battles
A victory can make all the difference for a team as to how they approach the next one, Newcastle’s 2-0 win over Liverpool would have given them confidence but facing Tottenham, the team that cannot seem to be beaten, would not have been the ideal team to play at the moment.
Spurs, already qualified for the next round of the Europa League, will be looking to get back to winning ways after being held to a draw in their last game. They are just three points from a top four spot and a win at the Lane could well give them the momentum to push on.
Newcastle though need to keep the momentum going, after their 2-0 win over Liverpool. Georginio Wijnaldum starred for the Tyneside club and Steve McClaren will be expected a tough game against one of the high-flying clubs in the league.
With an array of talent available for both teams, we list out the three key battles from the game which could decide which side wins all three points.
- Toby Alderweireld vs. Papiss Demba Cisse
The Belgian defender ha slowly worked his way to the top of the pecking order and his performances for Tottenham has seen him actually put in shifts better than international teammate Jan Vertonghen. Alderweireld’s signing was questioned a bit at the start of the season, but trust is in Pochettino’s judgement. The Belgian will have a tough time against the physical Papiss Demba Cisse, who will be hopefully of doing some damage to Tottenham.