Tottenham want Iceland's man-of-the-moment Ragnar Sigurdsson

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Mauricio Pochettino will no doubt have been watching on in astonishment as England crashed out of Euro 2016 with a woeful 2-1 defeat to Iceland. 

Everything Pochettino has worked on with Spurs' England contingent seemed to go out of the window as the Three Lions suffered the ultimate humiliation, with the national side comprising of no less than five Tottenham players. 

However, it appears the Lilywhites boss has taken one positive from the game. 


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The Guardian are reporting that Tottenham are now interested in Iceland's man-of-the-match in that game Ragnar Sigurdsson, though they could have to fight off Leicester City for his signature. 

The centre-back stood out against an admittedly flat England attack, and his current club Krasnodar may now struggle to hold onto him. 

German sides Schalke and Wolfsburg are also keen to speak to Sigurdsson, though they are understood to be less of a threat because the player would prefer a move to the Premier League. 

Of course, Iceland already have one high-profile player in England in Ragnar's namesake Glyfi Sigurdsson, who left Spurs for Swansea two years ago. 

Spurs stars disappointing 

Judging by the last-16 game, Ragnar Sigurdsson must be wondering what he would be getting himself into were he to join Spurs, as he certainly had no problems containing Harry Kane or Dele Alli. 

The duo were unable to replicate the brilliant form that won them such plaudits last season, though Roy Hodgson must take some responsibility for failing to utilise them in a suitable system. 

Eric Dier and Kyle Walker gave a good account of themselves over the duration of the tournament, but England as a whole lacked inspiration, passion, and creativity. 

Pochettino will be hoping that the confidence of his players who represented England this summer does not suffer, and it will be up to the Argentinian boss to rejuvenate them ahead of what is set to be a gruelling 2016/2017 season. 

As Tottenham look forward to their first Champions League campaign in half a decade, their misfiring England stars can hope for another chance to prove themselves at the highest level.

It will certainly be interesting to see the dynamics if Sigurdsson joins them. 

What went wrong for Harry Kane at the Euros? Have your say in the comments. 

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