Opinion: Five things we learned from Tottenham’s 1-0 win over Burnley

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur may not have done it the easy way, but they secured all three points with a late winner against Burnley at Turf Moor last night.

The dull affair looked destined to remain goalless until the trusted duo of Kane and Son struck again, with the former flicking it on for his teammate to head home.

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

Spurs need a plan B – 

We’ve all had great fun watching Kane and Son link up with sweeping balls over the top, but Spurs need to come up with answers when they come up against solid banks of defenders. The Lilywhites looked void of ideas besides chipping it long last night and were fortunate to come away with all three points.

Joe Rodon debut – 

While Rodon coming on for two minutes will hardly make headlines, it was interesting to see him named on the bench ahead of Davinson Sanchez. Perhaps Mourinho thought that the towering ex-Swansea man would be better suited to defend against the aerial presence of Burnley. Good to see him make his debut.

Hugo improvements –

One weak part of Lloris’ game has always been collecting balls in the air and looking commanding from corners. However, yesterday, when Spurs were under pressure in the final ten minutes, the Frenchman came out and caught back-to-back testing crosses in his own six-yard area. Great to see!

Kane and Son – 

Eight assist for one, eight goals for the other. The latest in the Kane Son catalogue was less about premeditated class and more about natural goal-scoring instincts. Kane gave everything to flick the header on while Son knew exactly where he should be standing in case anything fell into the pocket of space.

Full-back – 

In my opinion, Matt Doherty and Ben Davies are both looking second best in the battle of the full-backs so far this season. Both will have to pull up their socks and start delivering better performances at both ends of the pitch if they hope to start big games over Reguilon and Aurier.

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  1. CONGRATULATIONS TO THE ENTIRE TEAM INCLUDING THE TECHNICAL MEMBERS. MY HEART WAS ALWAYS AT MY MOUTH AS TIME WAS RUNNING DOWN. PLEASE JOSE KEEP IT UP ?.

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