Tottenham latest, King says side have been 'punished' for their style, winger fears for World Cup spot

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A selection of the latest stories involving Tottenham Hotspur this Thursday evening

Former captain Ledley King has said that the side has been punished for trying to play ‘the Tottenham way’ against the top four sides.

In an interview with London24, King feels that Spurs have been punished for playing an attacking style of football against the top teams – which has led to heavy defeats against Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea this season.

He said: “I think the difficulty is that when you go to the top teams you can get punished very easily, especially when you believe in your own qualities and you feel you can have a go at them.

“There’s a thin line between that and leaving yourself open, and I think that’s what’s happened. We’ve been punished trying to play our attacking style of football, which means that we’ll have a go at teams.”

Serie A side Fiorentina are said to be still keen on Younes Kaboul according to TalkSport, and are said to have been interested in him prior to the January transfer window this season.

Winger Andros Townsend is believed to be concerned over his lack of playing time, and that it may cost him a place in the England World Cup squad according to the London Evening Standard.

The report says that the winger has spoken to Head Coach Tim Sherwood about the situation having only made nine appearances since his return from a hamstring injury in February.

Christian Eriksen has told the Tottenham website that it is a pleasure playing for the club and the in-form Dane is looking forward to the final games of the season.

He said: “I knew it would be difficult from the beginning, it has been, everything is new and I’ve had to adapt to a lot of new things, a lot of new people. It’s been a fun time.”

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