Tottenham desperately needed the three points today against Southampton after the poor start they’ve made to the campaign.
The team just about managed to get there in the end and made some really hard work of it. The Lilywhites started the game on the front foot and looked sharp in the opening exchanges.
They deservedly got their reward when summer signing Tanguy Ndombele netted his second goal of the season.
However, they had to play almost an hour with just ten men after Serge Aurier got his marching orders in the 31st minute of the game. To make matter worse, Hugo Lloris allowed the visitors to draw level after making a howler just minutes later.
The team had to dig deep from that point onward and show their character. Harry Kane put them back in front just before half time, and Pochettino’s men defended resolutely in the second half and work their socks off to hold on to the lead.
Some Spurs fans on social media were delighted with the resilience the team displayed in the second half
— It all seems a bit trivial now (@MattyFrench82) September 28, 2019
These two. Priceless. Would run through brick walls for our club. You can’t teach that. You either have it or you don’t. pic.twitter.com/1pZdKWM8sW
— Noz Ahmed (@NozAhmed) September 28, 2019
Massive performance. Despite a couple of players trying their hardest to see us drop points, as a team they stood up. Up the spurs!
— Dan (@YidVids) September 28, 2019
— Talking THFC (@TalkingTHFC) September 28, 2019
Fight, desire, togetherness, team spirit, character.
Considering the circumstances that’s a very very good second half.
No negative things to say after that 45 minutes.
— The Spurs Express (@TheSpursExpress) September 28, 2019
Never underestimate importance of homegrown players and those coming through our academy.
Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane and Harry Winks are the perfect example of players who will run through brick walls to achieve success at this football club.
Proud to be Spurs. 💙👏🏻
— Last Word On Spurs🎙 (@LastWordOnSpurs) September 28, 2019
If we'd lost that I think Serge Aurier would have had to deactivate all social media.
— Chris Miller (@WindyCOYS) September 28, 2019
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It could have been so easy for the team to feel sorry for themselves and crumble under the pressure after Aurier’s red card and Lloris’ mistake. The fact that the players dug in and fought for every ball in the second half was proof that the team hasn’t lost their desire.
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