Friday, September 29, 2023

Tottenham vs Shakhtar Donetsk LIVE: Harry Kane returns home but facing uncertain future – kick-off time, team news and how to follow

Tottenham will be hosting Shakhtar Donetsk this weekend as they return to north London for the closing stages of their pre-season. This will be the first game at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium for Spurs boss Ange Postecoglou after their overseas tours this summer.

Spurs have had a disrupted pre-season schedule, playing only their third friendly of the summer. They suffered a 3-2 defeat to West Ham in Australia and their showdown with Leicester in Bangkok was cancelled. However, they responded with a convincing 5-1 win over the Lion City Sailors in Singapore.

The match against Shakhtar will be a charity event to raise funds for Ukraine amidst the ongoing Russian invasion.

The friendly will take place on Sunday, August 6, with kick-off scheduled for 2pm at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. The game will be broadcast live on SPURSPLAY, Tottenham’s official streaming platform. Fans can sign up to watch the action on the platform.

talkSPORT will provide updates throughout the match, and will have the best of the match reaction as well. To listen to talkSPORT or talkSPORT 2 through the website, you can click HERE for the live stream. You can also listen via the talkSPORT app, on DAB digital radio, through your smart speaker, and on 1089 or 1053 AM.

In terms of team news, this game could potentially be Harry Kane’s last at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, as there have been continued links to Bayern Munich. Bayern have held discussions with Spurs, and while no agreement has been reached, Kane wants his future resolved before the start of the new Premier League season.

Tottenham will be without Bryan Gil and Rodrigo Bentancur due to injury, but Dane Scarlett and Tanguy Ndombele are expected to be back for this match. Yves Bissouma is a slight injury doubt, but if he plays, he will wear his new number eight shirt for the first time.

Shakhtar Donetsk has a trio of injury doubts, with Georgiy Sudakov, Valeriy Bondar, and Ivan Petryak all sidelined.

For the latest Tottenham fixtures, results, and live Premier League standings, you can visit the talkSPORT football match centre. It provides up-to-date information on all the latest Tottenham matches.

James Maddison, who recently joined Tottenham, is determined to end the club’s 15-year search for silverware. He believes that Tottenham is capable of winning trophies and is focused on bringing silverware to the club.

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Tottenham Hotspur and Shakhtar Donetsk will clash at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Thursday, with the return of Harry Kane to his hometown club causing a wave of excitement.

Kane, the club’s all-time leading goalscorer, is back at his boyhood club after a season away on loan at Leicester City, but his future with Spurs remains uncertain. There has been much speculation about a potential move away from the club, with the likes of Manchester City and Manchester United thought to be interested in acquiring his services.

Meanwhile, five-time Ukrainian champions Shakhtar, under the guidance of current manager Luis Castro, are looking to continue their run of good form in this UEFA Europa League round of 32 tie. Last season, they reached the quarter-finals of the same competition, losing out to eventual champions Sevilla.

In terms of team news, Tottenham will travel to Ukraine with a full-strength squad, with Kane set to start up front for the hosts. Manager Jose Mourinho will be boosted by the fact that his other striking options – Son Heung-min and Carlos Vinicius – are both fit and ready to go.

Shakhtar’s side is not yet known, but they are expected to line up in a 4-2-3-1 formation, with Brazilian Taison expected to lead the line.

The match is set to get underway at 8pm GMT/ 9pm local time, and can be followed via a number of live streaming options. In addition, match highlights and post-match reaction will be available on various online sports websites.

Having been absent for the past year, Kane’s homecoming is sure to make for an emotional occasion, with the match likely to draw in Spurs supporters from all around the world. Mourinho’s team will be looking to come away with a positive result, as they look to take steps towards getting their European dream back on track.

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