Tottenham news - Ex-Chelsea boss reveals Spurs summer signing phone call amid Kulusevski message


Here are your Tottenham Hotspur morning headlines on Monday, September 18.

'Special' Solomon signing

Ex-Chelsea manager Avram Grant has hailed Tottenham winger Manor Solomon as 'special' after his move to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in the summer transfer window. The Israel international became the 17th player from his country to play in the Premier League when he arrived at Fulham from Shakhtar Donetsk on loan last season.

After impressing under Marco Silva at Craven Cottage, Ange Postecoglou's side swooped in to sign him as a free agent over the summer and he's already flourished under the Australian. Making his debut in the 2-0 win over Manchester United, the 24-year-old notched two assists in the 5-2 thrashing of Burnley and has been a key part of the great start to the 2023/24 campaign.

Earlier this week, Grant, who currently manages the Zambia national team, highlighted his compatriot Solomon whom he revealed he spoke to about his move to Spurs, and believes is one of the best wingers in the Premier League. "Manor is a special player; he was excellent at Fulham," Grant told Israeli news outlet Ynet.

"I spoke with him, and he’s thrilled to be at Tottenham; he has improved his killer instinct. What sets him apart is his amazing one-on-one ability; he’s among the best," he continued. "He is a Premier League player in every sense."

Ange Postecoglou words

Three simple words became synonymous with Ange Postecoglou during his time as Celtic boss as he led the Bhoys to trophy after trophy. "We never stop" was a phrase he said regularly and it summed Celtic up to a tee as they dominated in Scotland.

Those three words can be used to describe the late show at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Having claimed the Premier League manager of the month award 24 hours earlier, the famous curse looked set to strike the Australian with Spurs heading for their first defeat in the league under his guidance.

Trailing to Gustavo Hamer's well-taken strike in the 73rd minute, the Lilywhites tried everything to get back into the contest but they just couldn't make that all-important breakthrough. It felt that if Spurs managed to get one back, they would go on to get a winner, yet the issue was getting that first goal.

Read more here.

Strange Kulusevski message

Tottenham's stars were unsurprisingly jolly after coming from behind to beat Sheffield United 2-1 on Saturday. Goals in both the 98th and 100th minutes saw a remarkable late turnaround for Ange Postecoglou's men, extending their unbeaten start to the league season to five games.

It's the first time in Spurs' history that they've taken 13 points from a possible 15 to get things going and speaks of the massive mentality shift at the club. Ange Postecoglou's celebrations with the adoring fans at full-time just enhanced his reputation and standing.

Heading into the north London derby with Arsenal next week there is a strong sense of positivity at the club and that has stretched over to social media as well. Following on from the joyous scenes after Dejan Kulusevski's dramatic winner, he has taken to Instagram to relay his feelings.

Read what Kulusevski had to say here.

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