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A fine 4-1 London derby win sees this Spurs side remain in fifth position in the Barclay's Premier League, however they are now only two points behind Man City in third, and four points behind table-topping Leicester City.
Following an uneventful first 10 minutes, Pochettino's men sprung into action with a Harry Kane opener on 23 minutes. This was followed by an Alderweireld header and a second-half strike from that man Kane again.
Kyle Walker completed the Tottenham rout on 83 minutes, only for a Lanzini strike, four minutes later, to spoil the party.
This is going to be a short review because I want you all to just enjoy what we saw today. Other than a mistake by Walker, who other than that was superb, we today played a team that has beaten Chelsea and Arsenal and we destroyed them. This is not over excitement, we destroyed them in every position.
Alli showed maturity yet again, I thought Dembele was magnificent, Son came in and it was like he had been in the squad for years, and Eriksen was sublime.
Mason could and should have made it 5 and 6.
Kane was immense. Danny Rose is just getting better and better and...
Okay, so that's not quite what Moussa Dembele said, but what he did say is that this current Spurs team is the best he has played in. Now bearing in mind that he has been part of Spurs squads that have contained Bale that is one heck of a statement. In fact, when I read that this morning, my first impression was, " what drugs has Moussa been taking recently? "
But then I stopped and paused for thought. I re watched his interview, which by the way is currently available
On demand on Sky Sports, and started to realise that he may have a point. A very good point....
Right, now I have your attention!! But actually Spurs could win the league. Maybe not this season but let me explain why it could be more of a reality than you may think.
Firstly, Spurs have only lost once since the opening day in the league.
Second, we have one of the meanest defences in the league. Toby and Verts are a force to be reckoned with for Belgium and now for Spurs.
Third. Dier moving to midfield is a stroke of genius from Pochettino.
Fourth. Levy seems to be letting the manager get on with the job. At long last.
Fifth. We have Harry Kane.
Sixth. Hansen said...
You all know how pessimistic I am but please do not start moaning about Spurs this evening. Yes, they made an error to let the Gooners get a point but Spurs were magnificent today. To a man they were magnificent.
Alli was imperious and deservedly man of the match. Let's not forget that we were playing against a team who many think will be in the title charge. And after only 1 defeat in the league this season, Spurs should not be counted out either.
I have not been convinced with Poch at times but now I hold my hands up and say....support him because he is building...