Tottenham Hotspur hosted Brighton and Hove Albion last Tuesday night.
The Seagulls put in an impressive defensive performance and almost left north London with a much-needed point.
Thankfully for Spurs, Christian Eriksen’s outrageous effort from outside the box found the back of the net after 89 minutes of play.
The game, which finished 1-0, further secured the third spot for Mauricio Pochettino’s men.
With three games to go until the end of the season, Champions League football is very much in Tottenham’s hands.
Especially considering extremely favourable results in the past week, with Arsenal and Manchester United losing and Chelsea being held to a draw.
The north London team will now face West Ham United at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
A victory will be another crucial step forward to finishing in the top three.
The game will not be easy, as it is a London derby, but with the help of the fans, victory is the only outcome that Spurs supporters will expect.
Speaking to the official Spurs site after the win against Brighton, Toby Alderweireld highlighted just how important the home faithful are: “You could see the time ticking away but we have the players to make the difference,”
“At this stadium, the crowd gets behind us, it always helps and I hope the fans know that when they cheer and make a lot of noise, it helps us to get over the line to get the three points.”
Tottenham dominated the game so much that Alderweireld almost scored an opener, however, he ended up hitting the post.
“They dropped back and of course you try to help but it’s very difficult because every wrong pass… there’s so much space,” the defender added.
“I hit the post – maybe if you hit the post, the second ball goes in front of one of our players and you touch it in, so sometimes you need a little bit of luck but today we had a little bit of magic from Christian. That sums it up really.”
Spurs Web Opinion:
Toby Alderweireld is right in claiming that the fans make a difference at our brand new ground.
We have played four games at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium so far, winning every single one of them without conceding a goal and scoring eight.
The atmosphere seems to be much different than it was at Wembley, for obvious reasons.
The seats are not red anymore, they are navy blue, and the supporters are much closer to the action.
In addition, the south stand is designed in a way that is supposed to generate as much noise as possible, similar to concert venues.
The home leg of the quarterfinal of the Champions League against Manchester City showed just how much noise the Lilywhites’ home faithful can make.
The support has made all the difference and contributed to Spurs making history by advancing to the semi-finals of the Champions League for the first time in the club’s history.
We expect the noise to be even greater when the north London club faces Ajax in four days time.
With two home matches remaining this season in the Premier League, Mauricio Pochettino’s men should have no problem in claiming the third spot.
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