Spurs versus Manchester City: (match preview)

Spurs versus Manchester City: (match preview)

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Rarely has there been a team in the premier league era who are seen as unstoppable or unbeatable. Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City side may just be that team, the sky blues are unbeaten in the league this season, they sit 11 points clear at the top of the table with a staggering 49 points after 17 games. Probably the best team on the planet right now, City are on course to smash the premier league record book, with there being a general consensus among football fans that the league is already in the bag for the league leaders. Well that may be the case but it won’t stop teams such as ourselves bringing their A game to them. Man City are the club who we have the most away wins over in the premier league era, they are also a team who we haven’t lost to since 2015. The press are running out of superlatives to describe the attacking brilliance of Guardiola’s side, from the wizardry defence splitting passes of Kevin De Bruyne to the clinical finishing of Sergio Aguero, and the inform pairing of Raheem Sterling and David Silva, Guardiola’s team are devastating on the counter. As a Spurs fan all I’m hoping to see from Pochettino’s team is that they express themselves on the pitch, and play that trademark attacking football which has seen them overcome City in recent seasons. We’re expected to lose and anything else is a bonus, though one weakness of this great side is defending set pieces, something that I’m sure Pochettino will try and exploit this evening. COYS!

My predicted lineup: (4-2-3-1) Lloris(c), Trippier, Dier, Vertonghen, Davies, Winks, Dembele, Eriksen, Dele, Son, Kane.

Subs from: Vorm, Aurier, Rose, Winks, Sissoko, Lamela, Llorente.

My score prediction: 2-1 to Spurs! Son to score a brace.

One to watch: One of the best players in the world right now, Belgian midfielder Kevin De Bruyne has the ability to win a game on his own. His footballing brain one of the best in the league, the Belgian is the creative force behind Man City’s attacking play. De Bruyne has recorded 5 goals and 8 assists in the league so far this season.

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Spurs 2-0 Brighton: (my post match thoughts)

Spurs 2-0 Brighton: (my post match thoughts)

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It was vital that Pochettino’s Spurs side continued their winning run when they welcomed Chris Hughton’s Brighton side to Wembley, on Wednesday night. And after a tough workmanlike like performance against the seagulls, Spurs found themselves up in fourth spot owing to points dropped from Liverpool and Arsenal. It may not have entertained the supporters on the terraces due to Brighton’s stifling defensive stance throughout the game, but it was one of those ‘job well done’ performances from Pochettino’s men. Brighton as predicted were incredibly resilient, the imposing Duffy and Dunk stopping any crosses that we tried to deliver in to their box. There was not a lot of fluid football during the game, Brighton hounded our forwards throughout and though they created little up top, Hughton’s side certainly tested Spurs’ resolve. Though Spurs dominated the possession in the first half, Pochettino’s side found it hard to break down the visitors especially inside the danger area, Son and Lamela both going close. Before a huge slice of luck gave Spurs the lead five minutes before the interval, Winks pass was picked up by Serge Aurier down the right flank he advanced past Bong who slid in just as he was about to deliver the ball into the box. This unbalanced the Ivorian though he managed to get the cross away, which much to his and Matthew Ryan’s surprise flew into the far top corner of his goal, 1-0.

Spurs continued to dominate play during the second half as they looked to extend their lead, with Brighton’s only threat coming from the mesmeric dribbling of Anthony Knockaert who Spurs players couldn’t seem to get off the ball when ever he advanced forward. Lamela hit the outside of Ryan’s post early on in the half as a dull spell for both sides followed. Then on 70 minutes Brighton ought to have equalised when Tomer Hemed received the ball inside the six yard box, the Israeli international squandered his chance which was comfortably gathered by Lloris. An excellent late Harry Kane free kick on the edge of the penalty area was only denied by the upright, before Spurs were awarded a late free kick down the right channel. Christian Eriksen’s pinpoint free kick being deftly flicked home by the head of Son to secure the points in a game in which Spurs thoroughly deserved to win. In all truth there weren’t too many standout performances during what for the most part was a dreadfully dull match for the neutral. Son’s energy once again reaped its rewards whilst Lamela’s first league start in well over a year was of fine quality, he was creative and looked sharp in the final third. Eriksen was forced out of the game by the rigid Brighton defence whilst the commanding presence of Eric Dier at centre back caught my eye. Ultimately it’s a brilliant result and one that will leave us in good stead for our visit to the Etihad on Saturday for what will prove to be our biggest test of the season so far. COYS

Anthony Knockaert: I don’t know about anyone else but I’d love to see Spurs go in for Brighton’s French winger over the winter transfer period. A player who I watched play extensively for the seagulls in the championship, whilst the tricky winger has yet to match that form in the premier league the former Leicester man is a player who likes to run at the defenders and with his mercurial skill he has the ability to leave them with ease.

 

 

 

 

 

This seasons statistics: Senior: goal scorers: Alli-6
Davies-2
Kane-18
Eriksen-5
Son-8
Sissoko-2
Llorente-1
Nkoudou-1
Aurier-1

Assists Eriksen-5
Trippier-7
Davies-3
Kane-4
Alli-6
Alderweireld-1
Sissoko-1
Son-4
Dier-1
Lamela-1
Llorente-1
Winks-1

Spurs versus Brighton And Hove Albion: (match preview)

Spurs versus Brighton And Hove Albion: (match preview)

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Apologies about the late publication of this match preview, I’ve just arrived at Wembley. And to my great surprise I just met the Brighton team walking down the street, what a great experience to meet Brighton manager and Spurs legend Chris Hughton, he is a very nice guy! Regarding this evenings game, Spurs host newly promoted Brighton at the national stadium in what will be viewed by Pochettino as a must win game, bearing in mind that our next fixture is away to Man City. Chris Hughton’s Brighton team are one who I have a huge amount of respect for, they’ve adapted well to life in the premier league and have a fantastic work ethic and attitude both on and off the pitch. Their danger men include skilful winger Anthony Knockaert, creative force Pascal Gross and target man Glen Murray. Massively important game tonight! COYS

My predicted lineup: (4-2-3-1) Lloris(c), Aurier, Dier, Vertonghen, Rose, Sissoko, Winks, Lamela, Alli, Eriksen, Kane.

Subs from: Vorm, Trippier, Davies, Foyth, Son, Llorente, Nkoudou.

Absent: Alderweireld and Sanchez.

Doubtful: Wanyama.

My score prediction: 2-0.

One to watch: It’s quite rare that my ‘one to watch’ is a defender, but in this case I believe Brighton’s centre half Shane Duffy will provide the biggest threat to Pochettino’s side when these teams meet this evening. Chris Hughton’s side are built around their two big centre halves Dunk and Duffy. Duffy is a player who I have watched play for many years, a Derry man and Ireland international Duffy is an immensely talented centre half who is excellent in the air. He puts his body on the line and is also incredibly brave, I’d love to see him play for Spurs one day.

Spurs 5-1 Stoke City: Son inspires Spurs to emphatic victory!

Spurs 5-1 Stoke City: Son inspires Spurs to emphatic victory!

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Any return of the Wembley curse was swept away today, as Mauricio Pochettino’s Spurs side overcame Stoke City with a sparkling display, to end there winless run of 6 league games. The first half at the national stadium was a fine performance from the lilywhites, though they lacked a cutting edge in the final third, Spurs led 1-0 at the interval courtesy of an own goal from Stoke’s captain Ryan Shawcross, following a cross from Son Heung-Min. Stoke did have their chances in the first half, various openings were created by Shaqiri though Dier and Vertonghen dealt well with the potters attacking threat. Spurs started the second half in emphatic fashion, they looked rejuvenated refreshed even. They were sharper in their passing more decisive in their play, and most importantly of all more clinical. A goalscoring rout ensued against a helpless Stoke side, courtesy of goals from Son, a brace from Harry Kane and a much needed goal from Christian Eriksen. The quality of play in the second half was second to none, the sheer energy and movement made by us was unstoppable. However, in this piece I’m going to focus on the most influential player on the pitch the terrific Son.

Son has been in excellent form over recent games he has been sharp, energetic and creative. And he showed all of those qualities against Stoke today, he was different class. He played a big part in four of our goals, his off the ball movement and ability to make promising runs gave us a different option throughout the game. Son looked fitter than any other player on the pitch, playing on the left wing he caused problems for Pieters with his searing pace and tendency to whip good crosses into the box. His positioning and awareness were both top notch, he got in to space made decisive decisions and ran at the potters defence. His goal was well taken and proved to be a decisive moment in the game, but it’s not just today where he’s been the difference. It’s been on countless occasions since he joined Spurs in the summer of 2015, where he has provided the spark in games lacking in quality, especially in the final third. Following his contribution to this afternoons game, the South Korean international has now been directly involved in 11 of Spurs’ goals this campaign. When you bear in mind the fact that he had no pre season (due to injury) as well as the fact that he had been given few starts towards the beginning of the season, it doesn’t make mean reading at all. His goal to game ratio is also one of the best in the side, but it’s Son or ‘Sonny’ as he is affectionately known who consistently provides energy to a team so lacking in pace.

He is now a player in his prime, one with consistency and end product to his game. His performance against Stoke today underlines just how pivotal a player he is to Spurs’ future success and with a busy schedule over the festive period, he could prove to be our most important player. COYS

There was an interesting article in today’s match day programme, the discussion panel which is a regular series, was all about Son. Academy starlet Samuel Shashoua had some particularly interesting things to say on him and his style of play, he sums the Spurs star up perfectly. The article features on pages 31 and 32: “Sonny offers you something different because he can play combination football but at the same time he can beat his man one-v-one either side because of how good he is on both feet. He can do a little trick or play a one-two, so that’s his main way of getting in against a deep block – he looks for little combinations, looks to try to beat his man, so he’s important and he adds another dimension. There are not many players in world football at the moment who can finish as well off both feet, so that’s a big plus for him and for the team.”

Statistics: Senior: goal scorers: Alli-6
Davies-2
Kane-18
Eriksen-5
Son-7
Sissoko-2
Llorente-1
Nkoudou-1

Assists: Eriksen-4
Trippier-7
Davies-3
Kane-4
Alli-6
Alderweireld-1
Sissoko-1
Son-4
Dier-1
Lamela-1
Llorente-1

Spurs 3-0 APOEL Nicosia. A Job well done!: (My post match thoughts)

Spurs 3-0 APOEL Nicosia. A Job well done!: (My post match thoughts)

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In our final champions league group game of the campaign, there was on paper little that Pochettino’s side had to gain, having already secured top spot in the group. Cypriot side APOEL Nicosia were the visitors at Wembley, with over 6,000 fans supporting them it created a nice atmosphere inside the national stadium. In all truth it wasn’t the most memorable game, nor did it see a lot of fast tempo football. None of that mattered, as Spurs took a hold of the game early on dominating possession and managing 11 shots on goal to APOEL’s 0. After going close on a couple of occasions inside the opening stages of the game, a much rotated Spurs side took a deserved lead when Fernando Llorente netted his first goal for Spurs on 20 minutes. Aurier’s fine crossed was received inside the box by Llorente, who with his back to goal managed to turn his man and slot inside Perez’s goal much to the delight of the Spurs faithful. Pochettino’s sides dominance on the game didn’t stop, Son soon made it 2-0 with a sumptuous finish on the edge of the penalty area. Whilst the hosts gave little to threaten a comeback, the defensive pairing of Sanchez and Foyth were for the most part spectators. The second half was far less entertaining, Spurs still controlled the game but didn’t create as many chances. Aurier went close soon after the restart, whilst Spurs played the possession game.

Capping things off with a third ten minutes from time when the lively Nkoudou netted his first for the club courtesy of a slight deflection from an APOEL defender. And in a night of firsts, young Kazaiah Sterling came off of the bench to make his first appearance for Spurs after waiting by the sidelines for what seemed like an eternity, it was a great moment to see! There were few other majors talking points from the game, a much rotated Spurs team got the job done with a fine performance and a much needed morale boost of a win. Juan Foyth looked nice and composed in defence, whilst Rose put in a terrific display at left back. Nkoudou had one of his best games in a Spurs shirt, carrying the ball extremely well down the left flank. But the plaudits for me, go to Fernando Llorente and Son. Llorente chipping in with a goal and assist whilst, Son provided the creativity for most of our attacking moves and also scored a lovely goal. Who do we want in the last 16 draw which takes place on Monday? Well that’s down to personal opinion, though I’d quite like us to get Porto. Attention turns to Saturday now with a crucial league game at home to Stoke, let’s hope the lads can carry the momentum into that game! COYS

 

Statistics 2017/18:

Senior: goal scorers: Alli-6
Davies-2
Kane-16
Eriksen-4
Son-6
Sissoko-2
Llorente-1
Nkoudou-1

Assists Eriksen-4
Trippier-7
Davies-2
Kane-4
Alli-5
Alderweireld-1
Sissoko-1
Son-2
Dier-1
Lamela-1
Llorente-1

 

Luke Amos and Kazaiah Sterling: Some insight on the two Academy starlets braced for their Spurs debuts this evening:

Luke Amos and Kazaiah Sterling: Some insight on the two Academy starlets braced for their Spurs debuts this evening:

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There was a lot of talk about which Spurs youngsters would be included in our final champions league group game at home to APOEL on Wednesday evening. I myself went on about it in some detail in my preview of the game, predicting (as well as hoping) that the likes of S.Shashoua, Edwards and Sterling would all be amongst the match day squad, for a game which from Tottenham’s perspective they can not benefit from, having already secured top spot. It turns out that two Academy starlets will be part of this evenings squad as confirmed by Pochettino at yesterday’s press conference, tenacious midfielder Luke Amos (20) and promising striker Kazaiah Sterling (19) are both braced for their first appearance for the lilywhites. Even though it’s just the two players included by Pochettino and co, I’m absolutely delighted for the pair, who I have watched progress and develop for many years at youth level, below is some of my thoughts on the two players and some insight into their styles of play and traits.

Luke Amos: Now 20 years of age, Hertfordshire born midfielder Luke Amos looks set to make play his first competitive game in a Spurs shirt. The midfielder who joined our Academy set up from Ware youth in 2006, has risen through the ranks at Hotspur Way winning many plaudits along the way. An integral part of our talented FA youth cup team of 2014/15, Amos has also appeared on two occasions for the England under 18’s team and has gone on to become a key member of the development side. A tenacious defensive midfielder by trade, Amos enjoyed a successful loan spell at league one side Southend during the second part of last season. impressing manager Phil Brown and Southend fans alike. In my many match reports of Spurs development squad games, you’ll know from my individual player reviews that I’ll often describe Amos’ performance, as incredibly tidy/efficient, or that he broke up play really well and dominated the midfield. In fact I don’t think I’ve ever seen the youngster have a bad game, he is one of the most consistent and hard working Academy performers and that will be something that Pochettino will have noted from his time at the club. Though a versatile player, Amos mainly operates as a holding midfielder, a little like former Spurs man Lesniak in many respects. Amos is an anchor man a vital clog in a Spurs side that loves to attack and go forward. The midfielder covers a ridiculous amount of ground, presses the opposition well and isn’t flashy in his play. He keeps it simple with short passes and sharp incisive movement. He is tough tackling and determined, he isn’t the kind of player that’s going to play a defence splitting pass or one that will overplay situations with a sparkling piece of skill. He is more a player in the Wanyama mould, a player who does his defensive duties impeccably so that others can do the attacking sides of the game.

I remember Spurs legend Cliff Jones was left mighty impressed after seeing Amos play in PL2 game last season. Amos has impressed in the numerous senior friendlies he has been involved in, and with his terrific attitude and determination I’m sure that he’ll impress again tonight, if called upon.

Kazaiah Sterling: After bursting on to the scene as a schoolboy back in the spring of 2015 in the FA Youth Cup, former Leyton Orient youngster Kazaiah Sterling has been touted as a hot prospect by many Spurs fans and coaches alike. A talented young striker who has represented England at youth level, Sterling is a powerful and pacy centre forward who possesses a terrific work rate and desire to make promising runs in between the defenders. He is always on the move something that Pochettino will like a lot, but what I like most about young Sterling is his clinical ability in front of goal. He likes to finish with a hard and low effort he hits them early (like Keane) he is sharp of his mark and a real threat in the air. He shows great awareness and is a player who possesses a great goal scoring record at youth level. This season his tally for goals scored stands at 10, whilst he has also chipped in with 2 assists. His cameo for the season side in Hong Kong last season saw him net his first goal for Spurs! I was already planning on writing a much longer piece on the young striker and I will do that soon, I wish both our lads the very best of luck for this evening. COYS

 

Spurs versus APOEL Nicosia: (match preview)

Spurs versus APOEL Nicosia: (match preview)

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Having already secured top spot of in our group from what has been an exceptional UEFA Champions league campaign for Spurs, there final group game at home to APOEL who are still fighting for third place and a spot in the Europa league is a bit of a dead rubber from Spurs’ perspective. With our recent dip in form in the league, Pochettino will view this game as a chance to boost the players confidence ahead of a crucial league game at home to Stoke on Saturday. With wide spread rotation likely for this game, I would personally love to see some of our Academy startlets included in the squad as oppose to some fringe members of the senior team. The visitors who will need no motivation going into this game, are in fine form winning six of their last seven games in all competitions. Spurs will need to be on their game, whatever side Pochettino fields. To win this would be a big morale booster for this set of players! COYS

Absent: Alderweireld, Wanyama and Oakley-Boothe (not 100% sure on that).

My predicted lineup: (4-2-3-1) Vorm(c), Walker-Peters, Sanchez,Foyth, Davies, Winks, Sissoko, Lamela, Edwards, Nkoudou, Llorente.

Subs from: Gazzaniga, Aurier, Georgiou, Dier, Skipp, S.Shashoua, Sterling.

My score prediction: 4-1 to Spurs courtesy of goals from Llorente x2, Edwards’s and Lamela.

One to watch: APOEL’s experienced striker Mickael Pote.

Spurs versus Watford: (match preview)

Spurs versus Watford: (match preview)

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After suffering a slight dip in form Mauricio Pochettino’s Spurs side have slipped down to seventh in the table, though no Spurs fan ought to be concerned in the slightest. A draw against an extremely defensive West Brom side following on from a narrow 2-1 defeat away to Leicester in midweek, our visit to Watford on Saturday will take on further significance. After watching Sky Sports ‘the debate’ show last night, I took away a very intriguing comment from Danny Higginbotham who discussed our recent struggles against sides who are letting us have the majority of possession, whilst catching us on the break. He also thought that coming up against an attacking team such as Marco Silva’s Watford would much better suit our style of play, expecting us to win tomorrow. That was an interesting point, and I tend to agree I feel like we have struggled against very deep lying sides, whilst tending to produce our finest displays against more open teams, e.g Real Madrid, Everton and Dortmund. However I’m putting our recent blip down to the absence of the world class Toby Adlerweireld. Watford sit one place below us in the table, a total contrast to last season the Hornets have been playing fluent attacking football under Silva picking up 21 points from their opening 14 games. They have talent in abundance going forward with the likes of Richarlison, Hughes and Gray but they are vulnerable to leaking in goals, conceding 25 already this campaign, Im expecting us to do them on the break. COYS

My predicted lineup: (3-4-2-1) Lloris(c), Sanchez, Dier, Vertonghen, Trippier, Winks, Dembele, Rose, Alli, Eriksen, Kane.

Subs from: Vorm, Davies, Foyth, Aurier, Son, Llorente, Sissoko.

Absent: Wanyama and Alderweireld.

My score prediction: 4-1 to Spurs, courtesy of a brace from Eriksen, a goal from Kane and one from Son.

One to watch: At just 20 years of age Watford’s new Brazilian signing Richarlison is proving to be one of the buys of the season, the former Fluminense forward has taken the premier league by storm. Already playing his part in 8 goals this campaign, the wide man is pacy, highly skilful and intricate in his play and has already won himself many admirers including myself.

 

Spurs versus Leicester City: (match preview)

Spurs versus Leicester City: (match preview)

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The disappointment of the 1-1 draw with West Brom on Saturday, will if anything be used as a motivator by Pochettino for his Spurs side, ahead of their midweek league visit to Leicester City. The performance against West Brom on Saturday wasn’t necessarily a bad one, but it lacked the intensity that we so often implement on games, I’m sure squad rotation will be likely for the Leicester game, to ensure some fresh legs on the pitch. Leicester have had an eventful season, after a poor start Craig Shakespeare was sacked, with Leicester opting for the more defensive former Southampton boss Claude Puel to take his place. And the Frenchman has made a positive impact, with the foxes picking up five points from his first four games in charge. Leicester are likely going to try and frustrate our forwards much like West Brom did, whist trying to catch us out on the break, with the pace of Jamie Vardy up top and the skill and creativity of Riyadh Mahrez, Demarai Gray and Marc Albrighton likely to be there most creative players. Pochettino’s lads will have to come out off the blocks fast, and play that fast attacking football which we are so used to seeing, if we are to prevent a similar outcome to the West Brom game. COYS

My predicted lineup: (3-4-2-1) Lloris(c), Sanchez, Dier, Vertonghen, Aurier, Sissoko, Dembele, Rose, Son, Alli, Kane.

Subs from: Vorm, Davies, Eriksen, Trippier, Foyth, Llorente, Oakley-Boothe.

Doubtful: Harry Winks (illness).

Absent: Wanyama, Alderweireld.

My score prediction: 3-1 to Spurs, courtesy of goals from Aurier, Kane and Dele.

One to watch: Speedy winger Demarai Gray who was once linked with Spurs, has been in fine form of recent, his pace skill and shooting ability will be something that Pochettino’s side will have to deal with.

Spurs 1-1 West Brom: (My post match thoughts)

Spurs 1-1 West Brom: (My post match thoughts)

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Spurs and West Brom, two teams with two completely different footballing ideologies, many thought our quality would outwit the struggling visitors who were without a win in there previous 11 games. That however, was not to be the case, Pochettino’s side didn’t produce an energetic attacking performance much like the one that saw us beat Dortmund away in midweek. Instead it was a slow and at times lethargic display, Spurs looked tired our players running out of options to carve through an impeccable West Brom defence. West Brom’s long ball game is something that were used to, it’s seen us come unstuck in recent seasons. Even though West Brom sacked their long term manager Tony Pulis last week, Gary Megson took temporary charge of the baggies though the tactics seemed identical to those of Pulis, long ball with a particularly defensive stance. That’s why it was such a big blow to our lads when West Brom took a surprise lead four minutes into the game. Spurs got caught in possession in there own half, former Spurs man Jake Livermore’s long ball setting the powerful Rondon through on goal, the Venezuelan internationals strength saw him shrug off Sanchez to advance into the box, before placing a shot inside the far corner of Lloris’ net, 0-1. West Brom had struck early and weren’t going to look for a second, they sat deep as Spurs looked to stamp their authority on the game but it was to no avail. Our attacking forays and crosses into the baggies area were meat and drink to the visitors, Jonny Evans and Ahmed Hegazy frustrating our forwards with their defensive prowess (especially in the air).

Eric Dier tested Ben Foster with a decent header late on in the half, but the intensity from Spurs was not there going into the interval. The second half saw a rejuvenated Spurs side take the game more to Megson’s side. We were dominating possession against a very deep lying side, we started to pass the ball around with a bit of zip and started to test Foster. But West Brom continued to hold firm, Trippier’s testing effort was blocked. Before Spurs produced a defence splitting move to finally breakthrough the baggies brick wall, Alli winning the ball off McClean before advancing down the right and whipping the ball across the face of goal. It was a fine cross which was met by Harry Kane to prod home, giving Spurs faith that they could get the winner in the remaining minutes. Sadly that winner never came, Spurs pushed the visitors far but still Pochettino’s team were just lacking a bit of creativity in front of goal. Kane and Alli came close to finding that winner towards the latter stages of the game, but it was the baggies who were to have two more golden opportunities of their own. First through substitute Hal Robson-Kanu’s powerful effort across the face of the goal. And then through the influential Salomon Rondon in the 95th minute after he met a promising cross, inside the Spurs penalty area but the striker could only hit the ball inches wide of Lloris’ goal, it should have been the winner!

I’m sure Mauricio Pochettino will be bitterly disappointed with how today’s game panned out, especially with all the possession (73%) his side had during the game and the gulf in class. As a fan sat high up in the stands at Wembley it was without doubt a hugely disappointing result for a number of reasons, big players such as Eriksen had an off day and didn’t manage to influence the game. We lacked a sharpness in our play especially in the final third which let us down on a number of occasions. Winks also had a bit of an off day, and the midfield partnership of him and Dier didn’t seem to propel us going forward, we lacked the physicality and skill of Dembele in the midfield areas. In all truth we looked tired, maybe the exertions of our performance against Dortmund in midweek took its toll. Anyhow we weren’t at the races today, but no one can expect us to grind out these results all the time even against struggling sides, our players gave there absolute all, but it just wasn’t to be on this occasion. Kudos to West Brom, who I thought were very good against us, they were well structured and defended brilliantly throughout the game, they were deserving of there point and I’ve no doubt they’ll stay up this season with performances like the one today. We go again on Tuesday with a league fixture away to Leicester, a similarly tricky game but one that I’m sure Pochettino’s lads will perform well in. COYS

 

2017/18 statistics:
Senior goal scorers: Alli-6
Davies-2
Kane-15
Eriksen-4
Son-4
Sissoko-2

Assists Eriksen-3
Trippier-7
Davies-2
Kane-4
Alli-5
Alderweireld-1
Sissoko-1
Son-2
Dier-1