Fiorentina’s Mario Gomez (front) celebrates with his team-mate Joaquin after scoring a goal against Spurs during the Europa League second leg at Artemio Franchi stadium in Florence. Photograph: Maurizio Degl’Innocenti

Fiorentina 2 Tottenham Hotspur 0 (Fiorentina win 3-1 on aggregate)The most disappointing thing for Mauricio Pochettino here, other than exiting the Eu(...)

Roberto Soldado scores Tottenham’s goal against Fiorentina during the Europa League first leg game at White Hart Lane.

TOTTENHAM 1 Soldado 6 FIORENTINA 1 Basanta 36 This was a night that started so well for Spurs yet ended tamely. Mauricio Pochettino’s side are certa(...)

Nacer Chadli said his fitness was the best it has ever been thanks to GPS tracking that the Spurs coaching staff use to assess the players. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Nacer Chadli believes the Tottenham squad’s high fitness level will prove pivotal during a crucial few weeks for Mauricio Pochettino’s side.Spurs pla(...)

Mario Balotelli came off the bench to score Liverpool’s winner in their 3-2 win over Spurs at Anfield. (Phorograph:  EPA/PETER POWELL)

Liverpool 3 Tottenham Hostpur 2Timing is everything and if nothing else, Mario Balotelli has not lost his sense of occasion during his dispiriting deb(...)

Harry Redknapp resigned as Queens Park Rangers manager a day after chairman Tony Fernandes tweeted there would be “no more cheque book” at the London club as the January transfer window closed. Photograph: Getty

Ended by a fall from a window. If this is how Harry Redknapp’s managerial career has been terminated, it seems quite fitting. Redknapp was alwa(...)

Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane has signed a new five-and-a-half year contract with Tottenham, the club have announced. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA

Harry Kane’s superb form for Tottenham this season has earned him a new five-and-a-half-year contract at White Hart Lane. The 21-year-old only signed (...)

Daniel Sturridge is expected to return to the Liverpool team for the first time since August for their Premier League meeting with West Ham at Anfield. Photograph:   Alex Livesey/Getty Images

SATURDAY Hull (18) v Newcastle (11), 12.45pm - Live BT Sports 1 Hull should welcome back strikers Nikica Jelavic and Abel Hernandez. The duo (...)

Tottenham Hotspur’s Michel Vorm Goalkeeper Michel Vorm has the complete trust of the Tottenham squad and manager. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA

Goalkeeper Michel Vorm has the complete trust of the Tottenham squad and manager Mauricio Pochettino sees no reason to drop the Dutchman for Wednesday(...)

Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane and Sheffield United’s Louis Reed battle for the ball during the Capital One Cup Semi Final, First Leg at White Hart Lane. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA

Tottenham pair Jan Vertonghen and Andros Townsend admitted they were given a tough test by underdogs Sheffield United in their Capital One Cup semi-fi(...)

Tottenham’s Andros Townsend fires a penalty kick past Sheffield United goalkeeper Mark Howard during the first leg of the Capital One Cup semi-final at White Hart Lane. Photograph:  Jamie McDonald/Getty Images

Tottenham Hotspur 1 Sheffield United 0On a cold, frantic, often rather fretful night, Tottenham drew enough sting from a room-temperature performance (...)