Spurs 5 Burnley 0 – Match report

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

He scores when he wants!

Three brilliant goals from Kane (2) and Son, a scrambled one from Moura and Sissoko’s calm finish led to the most comfortable victory we’ve had over the Clarets for many a year.

So what was the difference between today and Wednesday? Where did all that energy come from? The speed, the pressing, the dominant midfield…., well the swap of Winks for Dier was the only personnel change, so there you go.

I love Eric Dier and Eric Dier loves me.

I’d love to hear a disassembly on the subject by Mourinho. Why oh why did we look such a different side to the meek, slow and powerless side that played on Wednesday.

Oh yes, Eric Dier. I forgot.

Sipping from my glass half full, I’ll point to the wonderful finishes from Harry and Son. The transformation of Sissoko into a goalscoring midfielder and the improvement in Lucas now that he’s playing every week. As with Llorente last year, the improvement in displays once a marginal player is given a go regularly is always noticeable.

Rose will struggle to get his place back, Sanchez is improving all the time and Troy Parrott made his Premier League debut.

Harry scoring two from a predominantly number 10 position? Brilliant.

Glass half empty? The game was non-stop. Lively. Whilst Burnley created little in the second half they could have scored easily before half time. It played in to our hands that Harry and Lucas scored early (of course), and they decided to try and get back in to the game quickly rather that weather the storm, but until they sort of gave up late on, there was no sense that we were in proper control.

They could very easily have got back in to it and made the outcome as sweaty as West Ham and Bournemouth. They hit the bar and we coped with a few goal mouth scrambles.

There’s work to be done, and before next week’s visit to Molineux, there’s an opportunity to do it. I’ve heard…(from an unreliable source) that Mourinho is planning to take a B defence to Munich and for the remainder to be drilled by whoever’s our new defensive strategist is. I wish it were true. We shall see.

Those complaints aside… sixteen goals in five games? I’m sure Ossie’s in charge not Jose.

Taking of which, there have still been no concerted chants as yet for Mourinho from the South stand. It’s obviously still too soon after a family bereavement but a similar display and result against Chelsea and that’ll be the cherry popped.

It was verging on the nostalgic to see Harry ripping them in from everywhere, to see Son and Dele playing with such panache and confidence. Eriksen must look at Lucas and think, “that used to be me”.

Bayern’s midweek and then Wolves. Sack off the first and f*ckin’ go for them in the second.

Well done chaps.
COYS.

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