Tottenham Hotspur brushed aside Red Star Belgrade 4-0 at the Rajko Mitic Stadium to put themselves in a fantastic position to progress from Group B of the Champions League.
This was the team’s first away win of the season and also the first time the defence has managed a clean sheet on the road this campaign.
Mauricio Pochettino made wholesale changes to the defence with Eric Dier, Danny Rose and Juan Foyth all coming in and putting in solid performances in the back four
However, it was our midfield which was the star of the show as Tanguy Ndombele and Giovani Lo Celso started together for the first time and produced some scintillating football.
Some Spurs fans on social media were particularly pleased with Lo Celso’s showing and urged Pochettino to stick with a similar system for Saturday’s clash against Sheffield United, rather than chopping and changing once again.
Here’s how some fans reacted to the team’s fantastic display
Lo Celso and Ndombele must start every game.
Foyth and Lo Celso were brilliant down the right together.
Alli behind Kane.
Son out left.
Sanchez CANNOT be dropped from CB.
— Rob (@RobMDK) November 6, 2019
Tottenham Hotspur have won an away game? Can someone confirm im not dreaming?
— cenk (@cenkoza) November 6, 2019
What a bit of fresh blood and enthusiasm can do to a side. Make no mistake, any European away tie is tough, let alone going to Belgrade. Superb performance. Up the Spurs.
— The Fighting Cock (@LoveTheShirt) November 6, 2019
Ndombele is amazing
Lo Celso is amazing
Dele looking way stronger
Defence is eh
Gazza has kept us in this game from those saves
Sissoko looking good
Kane actually getting some service this game
Change up that defence and I'm pretty happy :)
— Calum BLM 🏴 (@CMCoys) November 6, 2019
Giovanni Lo Celso first start and not only do we WIN 4-0 AWAY from home but Gio bags himself the opener. Coincidence or just a gem of a player?
— Marcus🇰🇷 (@thfcmarcus) November 6, 2019
4-0 win away from home. A night without too much stress for once. Thank you, Tottenham.
— Noz Ahmed (@NozAhmed) November 6, 2019
Giovani Lo Celso v Red Star Belgrade:
5 tackles won
2 key passes
90 percent passing
Can't wait for him to be benched this weekend along with Ndombele. pic.twitter.com/s5G0wJsE3K
— Harsh Mishra (@SimplyWink) November 6, 2019
Spurs Web Opinion
The comprehensive win and clean sheet will be huge for the players’ confidence as they looked to be lacking in belief particularly in away matches. Lo Celso not only looked a real talent on the ball but his work rate and willingness to win the ball back were also encouraging to watch. Hopefully, the Argentine now gets a run of games under his belt and establishes himself in the side.
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