After party

Both Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United have European ambitions next season. And with fixtures against Manchester United (today) and Chelsea (New Year’s Day) at White Hart Lane, Spurs will look to emerge unstuck. A win over one of the big boys would be the perfect way to conclude a typically topsy-turvy 12 months at Tottenham.
They round off the festive period with a trip to Burnley in the FA Cup on January 5. Burnley played well in their 2-1 defeat at White Hart Lane last week — when Spurs’ Harry Kane scored his 14th goal of the season — and this is a very tricky tie.
Elsewhere Wayne Rooney reckons his strike partner Radamel Falcao will be rampant having broken his scoring duck against Aston Villa.
The Colombia striker netted just his second goal since his loan move from Monaco.
And with the 28-year-old proving his fitness to Louis van Gaal, Rooney reckons he will start firing for fun.
“It was great for Falcao to get on the scoresheet, and it was a great header,” Rooney said.
“I’m pleased for him, and I hope he continues that into the next few games. “It must be strange for the new players to have more games than ever over Christmas, having had the time off previously.
“They have to adapt and be ready for it, while being aware of the fixture list. “I’m sure they’ll be prepared for the upcoming games.”
Manager Louis van Gaal has also challenged his squad to help bring the best out of Falcao.
Falcao was previously prolific in spells at Porto, Atletico Madrid and Monaco, and Van Gaal believes he can replicate that form at OT.

SOURCE: Daily Monitor

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