LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Tottenham Hotspur vs Newcastle United 2014 (live score results below) heats up the Capital One Cup football quarterfinals today December 17, 2014. The game heads to the field within minutes at White Hart Lane. The winner advances to the semifinals.
Today’s Tottenham Hotspur vs Newcastle United 2014 game (start time 11:45 am PST) features two EPL Table powerhouses. Tottenham is ranked #7 and Newcastle #8 currently in the EPL Table. Overall the two teams are coming off the same recent records. Both have two wins, two loses and one draw in their last five matches. Newcastle boss Alan Pardew praised Tottenham striker Harry Kane today. He told his team’s news site “I think he is fabulous. I watched him on Sunday and when you have got an English striker who can do 13km at pace and have the quality and technical ability in the box, [England manager] Roy Hodgson should count himself very lucky.”
But when asked if his team will win today, Pardew was emphatic. Pardew said that his squad is very determined to win. He added that a win today would give encouragement in the EPL Table as well. Pardew tells his team’s news site “I think this team may be more geared up for football than past ones, so that helps, but we have also played very well and the cup competition has been key to the turn-around in our season. The Palace win was much-needed and then at City, we put a performance in I don’t think anyone expected with three or four players not many had heard of. They made a name for themselves that night and have been a big asset for us.” Pardew added “If we win this, we have got all the momentum we need going into the derby. It can work in our favor, it can go against you if you lose two or three to injury. We need to stay injury-free and need our big players in the derby, like [skipper Fabricio] Coloccini, who has missed the last two.”
Meantime Mauricio Pochettino tells his team’s news site this week that Emmanuel Adebayor won’t take to the field today. “He was back yesterday (Monday), but play tomorrow? No. He began training after one week yesterday so it would be impossible for him to be ready tomorrow.”
So which players will battle today? Pochettino explains his lineup to news. “Tomorrow we play the best players to try to go to the semi-final. At Tottenham it is not about names, it’s about the squad. We have a strong squad. I have confidence in all players. For tomorrow, the players we will play is the best starting 11 to try to go to the semi-final.” Pochettino added “It’s important for the club and important for us and our supporters. It’s a big game and a very good opportunity to go to a semi-final. We need to create a good platform. Newcastle are a very good team. We need to create a nice and great atmosphere to go to the semi-final.” For live score results today click HERE.