Written by Tyler Rose
Spurs fans are running out of superlatives trying to describe what life is like under manager Mauricio Pochettino. A match day at White Hart Lane, the atmosphere is electric! A Champions League night at Wembley, a lot of people said they wouldn’t fill the stadium but Tottenham Hotspur did it again, they proved many wrong. The Argentine’s men are going from strength to strength. We saw what he wanted to do with the team last season and now he’s tied down ‘important players’ on long term deals, we’re looking at the start of something magical at the Lane.
Pochettino’s side have great energy all over the park, it doesn’t come to a surprise why teams fear the London side. Spurs have been rather dominant in their previous matches in the Premier League. However, they aren’t being as clinical as the manager would like them to be, losing to Monaco at Wembley in their return to the Champions League proved that you have to take your chances to win a game of football.
Losing striker Harry Kane is a big blow to the Spurs team, this does give new striker Vincent Janssen to prove why he can fill the boots of the English striker. Janssen is yet to score in the Premier League but did score a penalty in the EFL Cup at Home against Gillingham in the 5-0 win. Mauricio has said that “Janssen has more to his game than scoring goals, his work rate and the way he brings players into the game is what I want from my strikers”.
A few vital players were rested against Middlesborough on Saturday in the 2-1 win at the Riverside. Son’s double ensured that Spurs went home with all 3 points. He’s a player that has surprised me, I thought he would be a cup player or a player to get a run out in the last 15-20 minutes to cause some havoc, how wrong I was! He has been given the MOTM trophy for the last 3 Premier League games, a player who should be first name on the team sheet. Hopefully, left back Danny Rose and two midfielders Eric Dier and Mousa Dembele will be fully fit for the tough games ahead, all players play are big part in the team.
After 6 games into the new Barclays Premier League season, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City are yet to be beaten, both sit at the top of the table with City in 1st place. They meet at the Lane this Sunday, 13:30 kick off. This game has the ingredients for an absolute cracker! City manager Pep Guardiola has admitted that Sunday’s match will be their biggest test so far this season.
What has Pochettino done to make Spurs an efficient side? Let us know in the comments below!
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