Tottenham Hotspur were back in action last night in the Premier League but failed to secure an all-important three points that could have kickstarted a top four charge.
Instead, Spurs conceded late on via the penalty spot to share the points with Man United after the match finished 1-1.
Let’s take a look at the five things we learned from the match:
White Hart Lane was weird –
Seeing a brand new stadium with no fans was rather eerie and the lads on the pitch lacked the support they needed to get the result over the line. However, I thought that the flags, banners, decorations, and shirts were all done very well.
Fatigued players –
Some of Spurs’ star players looked more than a little fatigued as the minutes wore on. Heung-min Son and Harry Kane were particularly ineffective, especially in the second half. It makes you wonder why Jose did not use his five subs.
Top four done –
I would argue that the top four is out of the question now. Spurs’ best hope is a fifth-place finish and that Man City are banned from next season’s Champions League.
Spurs missed out –
Tottenham missed out on a potentially world-class player in Bruno Fernandes. The Portuguese star behind Kane with Lo Celso in a deeper role would have been incredible in North London.
The Dier question –
Dier certainly looked better at centre-back than he has in central midfield of late. However, one naive challenge ended up costing Spurs three points. To be a centre-back at a top-six clubs, errors can only come once in a blue moon.
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