Opinion: Five things we learned from Tottenham’s 4-0 win over Ludogorets

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur strengthened their position at the summit of Group J in the Europa League, comfortably sweeping Ludogorets aside in North London.

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

Vini up and running – Carlos Vinicius is now off the mark in a Tottenham shirt, scoring his first two goals for the club this evening. While they weren’t strikes to send you off your seat, they will do his confidence the world of good, especially coming at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Dele is not done – It appears that Dele is ready and willing to fight his way back into Jose Mourinho’s plans, shown by a determined performance against Ludogorets. The midfielder was noticeably more willing to close players down and stick his foot in, pushing from the front. He also created both of the first two Spurs goals.

Tanguy needs protection – With Lo Celso missing the game against Ludogorets, Tanguy Ndombele needs protection as the main creative force within the Spurs ranks. The Frenchman was unplayable tonight, ghosting past players like he was Mousa Dembele in disguise. He seems to literally get better with every game.

Returning players – While Dele Alli was welcomed in from the cold for a rare start, we also saw returns for Davinson Sanchez, Japhet Tanganga, Harry Winks, and Matt Doherty. Sanchez has been out of favour of late, while the other three were all injured. Mourinho will be thrilled to have more depth to his squad now.

Youngsters get a run out – Once Spurs were home clear, Jose decided to give a number of youngsters a run-out. Jack Clarke, Alfie Whiteman, Harvey White, and Dane Scarlett were all subbed on in the second half. What a moment for the boys!

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