Tottenham Hotspur went one behind against Brighton on Boxing Day, but battled back to win the game 2-1 through goals from Harry Kane and Dele Alli.
Let’s take a look at the five things we learned from the win:
Winks better than Dier
It wasn’t the perfect performance from Winks as he looks to return to fitness from an injury spell, but he just seemed to offer more than Dier. He has energy, desire, makes challenges, looks to create, and always shifts the ball quickly. He even assisted the first Kane goal that was ruled offside.
What a performance from that man Harry Kane. He held up the ball beautifully, brought others into play, made room in behind for Dele, and took his chances perfectly, even if one was ruled out offside. If he can start playing like this every week, Kane will surely be pushing 30 goals in the Premier League again.
Dele’s fine form continues
Alli was very quiet and a little disappointing in the first half against Brighton, but he burst into life in the second 45. The in-form man was the source of Tottenham’s winner again as he swept the perfect shot into the top far corner first time. He is really taking to this new formation under Mourinho.
Defence the issue
Spurs still look fine going forward, but the defence is putting too much pressure on the team as a whole. You get the impression that Mourinho is finding temporary fixes for everything at the moment with regards to defence, which may be the case until the summer, to be honest.
Tottenham now have three players banned for the match against Norwich, Heung Min Son, Winks, and Sissoko, all in central midfield. This is on top of any players still injured tomorrow.
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