Tottenham Hotspur continued their hot goal scoring run in the FA Cup against Tranmere Rovers last night.
Spurs thrashed Everton 6-2 and Bournemouth 5-0 in the Premier League over Christmas, as well as a 3-0 victory against Cardiff City last time out.
However, they went one better last night, smashing seven goals past their League Two opposition with no reply.
Here are five things we learned from the 7-0 thrashing.
Llorente has a role to play
In the month that Tottenham may be getting rid of the World Cup winner, he gave them three strong reasons not to. Llorente has never been the most mobile of strikers, but he showed tonight exactly what he can do if given more game time. Strength, hold up play, an aerial presence, and finishing to boot. A great other option for Spurs to have, and may be worth keeping until the summer.
With only Sanchez, Son, and Alli retaining their starting spots from the Premier League game against Cardiff, last night’s result showed Tottenham’s new found squad depth. With the development of youth, along with a settled squad, Spurs now how 25 or more strong players, when in the past they struggled in that respect. Albeit only against Tranmere, Tottenham’s second string team smashed home seven, that can’t be a bad sign.
A bright future
Not only did Spurs record their highest ever away win, but Pochettino managed to blood two new youngsters too. Academy prospects George Marsh and TJ Eyoma both came off the bench to make their debuts, joining Luke Amos and Oliver Skipp who have already achieved the same feat this season.
Skipp at home
Talking of Oliver Skipp, the teenager was rewarded with another start last night, and looked completely at home in the midfield. His performance has shades of Harry Winks, and if it weren’t for the scoreline, he may have earned my man of the match. This guy could go far at Tottenham, and he has the right gaffer behind him to achieve it.
Aurier is back
Tottenham right back Serge Aurier celebrated his return from injury with two goals last night. Aurier looks far more at home in the wing back position with space to exploit, rather than pushed back defensively. A great option to have back, with Trippier, KWP, and Serge all fighting it out for the RB position now.
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