Spurs Manager Hails ‘Perfect Performance’ in Man City Win

Mauricio-Pochettino Mauricio Pochettino has hailed a “perfect performance” from his Tottenham Hotspur team after they ended Man City’s perfect start to the 2016/17 Premier League with a 2-0 win at White Hart Lane.

The victory meant Spurs have enjoyed their best start to a Premier League season, with 17 points after seven matches and Pochettino cited the reason behind the win.

“This is the passion we need to show in every game,” the Spurs manager told tottenhamhotspur.com.

“You can win or lose, but we need to play like that. It’s a good example to follow in this way and to be consistent in the future.”

An Aleksandar Kolarov own goal and Dele Alli’s sweeping finish ended City’s 100% Premier League record in the seventh game of the season.

While Pep is disappointed with the loss at White Hart Lane, he accepts that the team had to lose eventually having gone 11 games without defeat.

Pep Guardiola believes Man City’s 2-0 loss at Tottenham Hotspur is a chance for the Blues to analyse their performance in the season so far.Pep-Guardiola

Guardiola said: “It’s part of our job. We changed many, many things in the beginning and it’s all part of the process, we can’t always win all of the games so sometimes it can help us to improve.

“I’m here to do our job and to get better we need to process and analyse what we are doing well and not well. It’s the end of September so you cannot imagine that our team is already done.

“They have done an amazing performance until now. Still, we are not perfect but the team are fighting until the end and that is the most important thing.”

David Silva Signs New Five Year Deal With Manchester City

silvaSpain midfielder, David Silva, has signed a new five-year deal with Premier League champions, Manchester City.

Silva becomes the third player to agree new terms in recent months after Samir Nasri and Aleksandar Kolarov committed their futures to Manuel Pellegrini’s side and Sergio Aguero and captain, Vincent Kompany, are expected to be next.

The 28-year-old Spaniard, who joined City for £24m from Valencia in July 2010, said that the decision to sign a new deal was easy as the Etihad had become his second home.

“From the moment I joined the club four years ago, it has felt like a second home to me,” said Silva, who has 83 caps for Spain.

“On and off the pitch, I feel incredibly content and fulfilled, so why wouldn’t I stay and keep winning trophies with a fantastic team?

“Over the last four years, we have achieved so much together, establishing City as a dominating force in England.

“Now, when I look around this dressing room, I can see no reason why we won’t become one of the top teams in the world.

“It was a straightforward decision to extend my stay here and spend my peak years at Manchester City, a club with unbelievable fans who have always supported me,” Silva told City’s website.

David Silva scored eight goals in 40 appearances as he helped City to the title last season, when the club also claimed the Capital One Cup.

He was part of the team that won the Premier League crown in 2011-12, and also triumphed in the FA Cup with City in 2010-11 at the end of his first campaign in English football.

Iheanacho Scores As Manchester City Defeats Sporting Kansas City

IheanachoFormer Under 17 World cup star, Kelechi Iheanacho scored a goal in Manchester City’s emphatic win over Sporting Kansas City on Thursday.

Iheanacho played almost the full game as the English Premier League champions began their tour of the USA with a 4-1 victory over Sporting Kansas, scored a late goal with an accomplished finish.

The 17 year old, who scored six goals in seven matches for the Manu Garba tutored Golden Eaglets side at the FIFA Under 17 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates last year, winning the Silver Boot as the second highest goalscorer and the Golden Ball as the best player, produced an eye-catching performance, earning praises from coach Manuel Pellegrini.

Pellegrini also hinted that Iheanacho has a bright future at the club and will be important in future.

“Kelechi is just 17 years old and he’s a very important player for us in the future. He demonstrated today what he can do in the future.

“It depends on the way he takes this profession, but I think he’s a good talent. He’s a very important player for the future for the club”, he said.

Iheanacho joined the squad on the trip to Scotland, alongside compatriot Chidiebere Nwakali, for games against Dundee and Hearts and was then invited into Manuel Pellegrini’s 23-man squad for the tour of the United States.

Other scorers for the EPL winners were Bruno Zuculini , Dedryck Boyata and Aleksandar Kolarov with CJ Sapong getting a consolation for Sporting Kansas City.

In the mean time, it is believed that he will be loaned out to a club outside England despite his impressive performance so far in the pre – season  as Manchester City are working really hard to secure a work permit for him which might take a while as he has not had a game for the Super Eagles of Nigeria.