Yesterday Spurs ended a run of two losses with a rampant 5-0 win over Swansea at the Lane. From the first whistle Swansea were pressed and made to look like the weaker side. The Swans just were no threat throughout the whole game and this was made evident by them having a total of one shot which wasn’t even on target. Tottenham still weren’t at their best however, as they started at a slow tempo and were not as clinical as they could have been. I think it is a compliment to the team that you can watch them batter a Premier League side 5-0 and still think they could have done better. Who can blame them for not putting in 100% effort when they can just coast to a 5-0 win? It would be waste of time and effort fighting throughout the entire 90 minutes just to win by an extra few goals. Tottenham’s best win of the season will surely restore confidence in the side after a poor run of form. I’m sure the fans and players cannot wait to get back out there. Spurs next match will be tough as they travel to Old Trafford to face a struggling Manchester United side. Even though Manchester United have not been performing to their lofty standards it will still be tough, Spurs have only defeated the Red Devils 6 times in the Premier League with their last win at Old Trafford on January 1st 2014.
Top 3 Performers
Christian Eriksen – Eriksen improved on last weeks goal at Stamford Bridge by scoring two goals this weekend at White Hart Lane. He has now scored in back-to-back Premier League games having previously failed to score since March. When he is at his best he’s unstoppable and can push Spurs that little bit further which can really make the difference at the end of the season. Eriksen’s ricocheted shot led to the first goal which Son put away expertly. He also produced a wonderful first time pass that started the counter attack and allowed Harry Kane to score the third goal of the afternoon. The next two goals of the game were both scored by Eriksen. The first was a slightly lucky goal as Eriksen challenged for a ball in the air but he pulled away from the header as the Swansea defender raised his boot trying to clear the ball. The kerfuffle in the 6 yard box led to the ball hitting Eriksen and landing into an empty net. The second goal, a sublime finish from the edge of the box late into the match, gave Spurs their highest margin of victory in the Premier League since February 2012.
Harry Kane – What is there to say about Kane that hasn’t already been said? Once again he proves he is a superb player by scoring a clinical penalty and a clinical shot from inside the box. Previously being called a one season wonder is laughable now as he shows his class every weekend. Knowing rival fans they will most probably call him a three season wonder… Harry Kane’s new contract means that he could be at the club for another 6 years which could be unbelievably important for Tottenham. There has been some criticism that Kane only scores tap ins and penalties but goals win games and he scores goals, who cares how he scores them? He is a fans favourite and is loved by all at the club.
Heung Min Son – Son provided a breath of fresh air for all Spurs fans as he scored a fantastic hooked volley during the game. It was superb finish, with his whole body off the floor, that just kept curling and beat Fabianski at his near post. Son’s 5th Premier League goal of the season leaves me trying to think of more superlatives to describe the wonderful finish. Son may not always be clinical but his pace and skill creates chances, this is clearly demonstrated by Tottenham’s third goal. Son used his pace to burst away from the Swansea deference, he tried to cut back but he hit the ball just a little too hard however, it fell perfectly for Harry Kane to tuck into the bottom left corner. Without Son the goal would not have been possible. He is proving a worthy replacement for the injured Erik Lamela.
Tottenham are back on track after losing their unbeaten run last weekend and fans will surely be optimistic once again. It must be remembered that they only beat Swansea but with players returning from injury the team can only grow stronger as they continue their hunt on the top 4. The next week will be important for judging just how good Spurs are as they play their last Champions League match of the season and then they travel to Old Trafford. Pochettino may produce a second string team against CSKA Moscow in the Champions League to avoid Europa League but he will defiantly go for the kill against Manchester United. Thanks for reading I’ll see you next week 🙂 #COYS