Five things we learned from the NLD win in the Carabao Cup

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur enjoyed a clinical night in the Carabao Cup last night, dumping their bitter rivals Arsenal out of the competition with a 2-0 victory.

Spurs were granted their revenge after losing the Premier League NLD 17 days before.

Goals from Heung Min Son and Dele Alli earned their side the priceless win.

Pochettino’s men were then drawn against another London rival in Chelsea for the semi final. Manchester City were drawn with Cinderella story Burton Albion.

Here are five things we learned from the win:

Spurs have a chance to win a trophy-

It has been over a decade since Tottenham last won a trophy, the League Cup in fact. Pochettino has never won any silverware as a manager. Spurs have a real chance to change both of these statistics as they head into the semi final of the Carabao Cup this season.

Alli is progressing-

Dele Alli had perhaps his finest performance in a Spurs shirt this season last night, contributing a goal and assist to the 2-0 win. Alli’s game is maturing by the week, and for a 22-year-old, his stats and abilities are both staggering. Tottenham could have the real deal on their hands here.

Son can lead the line-

Without Harry Kane, who was suffering from illness this week, it was important for Heung Min Son to keep up his goal scoring form against Arsenal. Sonny is a fantastic player, but leading the line on his own isn’t really his game. However, he showed tonight, as he has before, that it is a job he can rise to if needed.

Rose can lead the team-

Danny Rose was handed the captain’s armband for the majority of the North London Derby, and boy did he lead by example. He quick into every challenge, solid in defence, aggressive, and full of attacking flair too. He really is getting back to his best form this season and it’s wonderful to see.

Gazzaniga is a fantastic deputy-

After a nervy mistake midway through the first half, when his delayed clearance was charged down, Gazzaniga had another fantastic game between the sticks. The Argentine pulled off a number of top class saves, including a tip onto the post to keep Spurs comfortable in the tie. A future number one for sure.

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