You’d be forgiven for turning the television off during that. A poor display with little to shout about but a late winner from Eriksen yet again sealed the points for Spurs. Smash and grab A pattern is developing. Another subpar performance but another three points. I’m conflicted. I find us dull to watch but we seem to grind out victories, certainly away from home. Our 4 away wins this season have come from goals in the last few minutes; West Ham, Aston Villa, Hull and of course today at Swansea. That isn’t an accident. Pochettino said in his post-match press conference on the opening day of the season that he wanted to instil a winning mentality into the side, that never say die attitude we associate with Manchester United, and it’s undoubtable that he’s beginning to succeed in that department. Resilience isn’t the first word that springs to mind when you think of Spurs but we’re building a good platform to enable us to change that. Square Pegs, Round Holes Eriksen scoring again today made my mind up on one issue: he needs to play down the middle. His general performance today wasn’t anything to write home about but that’s because he’s ineffective on the left. It’s reminiscent to Modric a few years ago. It wasn’t until he played centrally that he developed into the world class player we all know. This issue spreads beyond Eriksen, however. Lamela doesn’t seem to offer anything on the right hand side (another poor performance from him today) and I’d still prefer to see Kane as the focal point of our attack. We have one too many a number 10 but we don’t seem to play any of them in that hole. We need to make a decision and build the team around one of Lamela or Eriksen. Personally, I’d love to see Eriksen behind Kane with Chadli and Lennon either side. It’s very much reminiscent of Harry Redknapp’s first few months at the club; just play the players in the right positions. At the moment we’re far too imbalanced. Learning from mistakes An undeserved win but a win nonetheless. They say that the best teams win when they aren’t playing well but we don’t play well on one too many an occasion. I feel for Pochettino as he’s clearly managing a team with players that he doesn’t particularly like, but that doesn’t make him immune from criticism. I don’t know how much more time Lamela and Soldado can be afforded (and I like both of those players) and I don’t know how much longer we can ignore the fact that we’re wasting players like Eriksen out wide. Hopefully Pochettino addresses these issues soon. Three more points, let’s hope we can build on this in the coming weeks.