Opinion: Five things we learned from Spurs’ 3-0 Europa League win over LASK

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Tottenham Hotspur went 3-0 up at home to LASK last night and actually managed to see out the clean sheet, a nice change from the West Ham game on Sunday.

Let’s take a look at five things we learned from the game:

Clean sheet – 

For the first time in ten games, Spurs recorded a clean sheet, albeit against lesser opposition in the Europa League. Shutting out LASK will certainly give the Tottenham back line some much-needed confidence going into the tough clash against Burnley on Monday.

Spurs have a second striker!

Tottenham finally have a second striker on their books and it looks as though he is here to do more than just play understudy. Carlos Vinicius put in a really confident display last night, claiming two assists on his debut for the Lilywhites. A constant threat in the air, physical, able to bring others in to play, and not scared to run in behind, the Brazilian looks to be a great signing.

The return of Lo Celso – 

While it was only a 12-minute cameo for the Argentine, Spurs fans will be glad to see their chief creator (although maybe that is now Harry Kane) back on the pitch. Lo Celso will be a huge boost for the Lilywhites as they look to build on recent performances and create for the likes of Kane, Son, and Bale.

Captain Fantastic – 

It was a rather understated performance from the Welshman, but Ben Davies played very well in the centre of defence with the captain’s armband. More used to being deployed at left-back or on the left of a back three, Davies looked assured on the ball and read the game extremely well. He even managed to create the opening goal with a great clip downfield.

Minutes for Bale – 

It very much looked as though this was a training exercise to get some competitive minutes under Bale’s belt and it was mission accomplished. The winger looked class in glimpses and capped off his second full Spurs debut with an assist for the second goal. Much more to come from the Welsh Wizard, you feel.

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