Tottenham Hotspur saw off their bitter Premier League rivals West Ham yesterday evening with a 3-1 win at the Olympic Stadium.
This Carabao Cup victory booked Tottenham’s place in the quarter finals, with a tie against Arsenal awaiting.
Goals from Heung Min Son and one from Fernando Llorente cemented the comfortable victory, Spurs’ second in as many weeks away to the Hammers.
Here are five things we learned from the victory:
Spurs have depth
Tottenham made a whole host of changes yesterday evening, with ten new players coming into the starting line up.
Despite this, and coming up against a full West Ham team, it was one of Spurs’ most comfortable wins in a while.
Juan Foyth is a prospect
Young Juan Foyth put in a man of the match display against the Hammers, full of interceptions, intricate passing, last ditch challenges, clearances, and carrying the ball out into midfield.
The Argentine looks a real player and should be used far more often in Vertonghen’s absence.
Gazzaniga is ready
If it even needed proving, Gazzaniga put in yet another solid display between the sticks, showing that he is ready to become Spurs’ number one in the near future.
With Lloris’ form fading and Vorm’s contract ending, the tall Argentine could be a perfect fit for next season.
Sonny is back
Son’s shooting boots have been a little wayward in recent weeks, but he found the target twice against West Ham last night.
The South Korean will really be pushing for that starting position in the Prem now that Eriksen and Dele are both back and fit to play.
He won’t be content with cup action this season.
Walker Peters needs a loan
Kyle Walker Peters waited so long for another opportunity in a Spurs shirt, and was unfortunately rather dire yesterday.
He looked sloppy and showed a lack of match fitness throughout the 90 minutes, with his mistakes gifting West Ham chances.
You can’t blame the kid though who really needs to be playing some regular first team football out on loan to grow his confidence.
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