SPURS are looking forward to getting back to action after their stars shone during international duty.

Harry Kane struck a fine hat-trick for England while the ongoing saga between the club and Christian Eriksen over the Dane's future continues to rumble on.

Follow ALL of the latest Tottenham news, updates and gossip below…

  • SUNSPORT'S chief sports writer Dave Kidd thinks Gareth Southgate could be the ideal man to take over Tottenham or Manchester United after Euro 2020.

    Here's what he had to say.

    NEXT summer, when he’s likely to be on the market, there will be few Premier League directors who do not know, admire and trust Southgate.

    Managing England has never been a stepping stone to the stars.

    After leaving the “impossible job” Sam Allardyce and Roy Hodgson both found their next employment at Crystal Palace, Sven-Goran Eriksson and Kevin Keegan at pre-Abu Dhabi Manchester City.

    Fabio Capello and Terry Venables moved on to lesser national roles with Russia and Australia.

    Glenn Hoddle turned up at Southampton, Graham Taylor at second-tier Wolves and Steve McClaren perfected his comedy Dutch accent with FC Twente.

    But as the first England boss for more than 20 years to fully enhance his reputation in the position, Southgate is likely to be different.

    The England manager was relegated with Middlesbrough in his only previous club job — though he was fresh out of the dressing room and in charge of a club tightening belts, having overspent.

    In 2013, Southgate failed an interview at League One Sheffield United for being “too nice”.

    Try telling that to Wayne Rooney, Joe Hart, Jack Wilshere, Chris Smalling, Kyle Walker and many other players treated with ruthlessness these past three years.

    So, especially if his England reign continues to flourish, Southgate will hold realistic hopes for a top-six job next season.

    Manchester United and Tottenham are two clubs where his face certainly fits.

    The job of genuinely restructuring United — a task never properly taken on in the post-Ferguson era — would appeal to him especially.

  • THERE's still plenty of optimism surrounding Tottenham as they prepare to resume their Premier League campaign this weekend.

    Mauricio Pochettino's side face Crystal Palace on home soil and will be keen to get back to winning ways.

    And they have received an injury boost,with Kyle Walker-Peters available for the clash, according to reports.

    The right-back has been out for the last three weeks with a hamstring strain but could return for the Eagles game, according to Football.London.

    While it's been confirmed that Spurs wanted to sign Roma star Nicolo Zaniolo before they completed a deal for Giovani Lo Celso.

    The Italian midfielder's agent, Claudio Vigorelli, told the Mail: “He renewed with Roma and is fine at Roma but obviously we enjoyed great interest of Tottenham, who were the runners up in the Champions League.

    “Their concrete interest in him shows how good they boy's season was.”

    And Spurs fans will be gutted to have missed out James Maddison when the Leicester playmaker was just 16.

    The midfielder was playing for Coventry at the time when reports linked him to the North London club.

    He told The Telegraph: “I once came in from a training session and someone had texted me saying they'd seen in The Coventry Telegraph that Maddison was going to Tottenham.

    “I texted my agent and said, 'Am I? Am I going to Tottenham?' I wasn't. From then I knew: you just focus on football.”

    Lastly, Eric Dier has received his new FIFA 20 rating – and wasn't impressed with the 79 he's been allocated in this year's edition of the game.

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