“Simply superb!” My thoughts on Spurs’ dramatic 3-1 victory over Swansea:
With just two minutes remaining of normal time Spurs found themselves a goal down to 17th place Swansea City at the Welsh clubs Liberty stadium, Mauricio Pochettino’s side seemed destined for a first loss in eight league matches. Six minutes later there were scenes of pandemonium in the away end, Spurs were 3-1 up! Courtesy of a breathtaking three goal blitz with three wonderfully worked goals from Dele Alli, Son and Christian Eriksen securing a most dramatic three points for our title challenging side, we were simply superb! The sheer determination and fighting spirit that Pochettino’s side showed was nothing new, but the power that his injury stricken team showed to turn over a well structured Swansea side, in the space of just five minutes was testament to the outstanding team that they are. Whilst we were also attacking well on Wednesday nights game, we were sharp and our intensity was overwhelming the swans. Although no Spurs fan or pundit alike could have predicted Spurs’ late goal flurry. Each one of our late goals was wonderfully crafted and our players composure in front of goal was nothing short of outstanding, all that tough work on the training ground had given them the stamina yet again to achieve the near impossible. Whilst Wednesday’s win was down to a great team performance, there was one player who changed the game. Christian Eriksen’ creativity carved through the Swansea defence, the Danish international created a string of openings from within the midfield as he sprayed a series of sumptuous passes which eventually broke down Swansea’s tough defence.
After his deflected low pass found its way to Alli who tapped home for our equaliser, Eriksen again went on to make an important contribution to our second minutes later, before going on to secure all three points with a smart finish. It wasn’t just the creativity of Eriksen that won us the game, Dele Alli and Son were equally as effective and they stepped up yet again in place of talisman Harry Kane. Whilst the introduction of Vincent Janssen also helped change the game, the Dutchman’s impressive hold up play and assist for Son’s goal showed his great potential at Spurs as he begin to adapt to the premier league. We showed how good a side we really are, despite the numerous absentees which included Harry Kane and Victor Wanyama, Pochettino’s side are refusing to let Chelsea run away with the league title. Wednesday may just have been one of the most memorable games of the season and we return to action tomorrow afternoon when we face Watford at the Lane, this really is a special time for Spurs fans! COYS
Additional notes: I noticed that development squad midfielder Filip Lesniak was training with Wanyama ahead of Wednesday’s game, the young Slovakian defensive midfielder likely travelled due to our current lack of defensive midfielders following injuries to Winks and Wanyama.