Twitter Tuesday is back and this week’s headlining act centres around Harry Kane, who, by winning December’s Player of the Month, equalled Steven Gerrard’s record.
Happy birthday Eric
Eric Dier turned 24 years old today. The Spurs utility man has become a mainstay at the heart of Tottenham’s starting 11. Whether in central defence or midfield, Dier’s versatility is key to the Lilywhites’ success. The Englishman will also play a pivotal part in England’s 2018 World Cup campaign. Dier joins teammate Harry Kane in his 24th year, and if Kane’s year is anything to go by, Dier is in for a joyous 365 days.
Training in sunny Barcelona
If you don’t already know, Barcelona is home to some pretty favourable weather. Mauricio Pochettino took his side to the sunny Catalan capital for a fair-weathered training session ahead of travelling to Southampton on Sunday, a dreary place of polar opposite conditions. I hope they enjoy it while it lasts, as England’s south coast in mid-January doesn’t offer the same kind of sunny sanctuary.
The gaffer explains the benefits of training there, like we don’t already know.
Harry Kane wins sixth Premier League Player of the Month award
Harry Kane, currently most talked about footballer in the world, won his sixth Premier League Player of the Month award, equalling Steven Gerrard’s record. As consistent as a ticking clock, Kane bagged eight goals in six matches, including back-to-back hat tricks against Burnley and Southampton.
And December definitely wasn’t an anomaly, as Kane is on pace to potentially set the single-season goal-scoring record. The Tottenham assassin has 20 league goals, 14 short of tying the record of 34; he has 15 matches to work with. It won’t be long before Kane stands alone as the winningest recipient of the monthly award.
Dele Alli receiving unfair scrutiny
Sure, Dele Alli isn’t scoring at last season’s pace; but he sure is assisting goals at an incredible rate. Alli, with seven assists in 22 matches, has already matched his assists’ output from the 2016-17 campaign. So much for a disappointing season.