Opinion: Five things we learned from Tottenham’s semi-final win against Brentford

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Tottenham Hotspur managed a comfortable 2-0 victory over Championship side Brentford in North London yesterday evening thanks to goals from Moussa Sissoko and Heung-min Son.

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

Spurs are through to the final! – Tottenham are through to their first final under Jose Mourinho and will be looking to get their hands on the club’s first piece of silverware since 2008. The year does end in a one after all…

Chipping in – Plenty of people have spoken about other Tottenham players chipping in with goals beyond Kane and Son this season. Moussa Sissoko did exactly that last night, bursting into the box to grab the opener with his head early on. The Spurs midfielders need to get in more positions like these moving forward.

Returning full-backs – It felt as though Serge and Sergio needed big performances off the back of their recent respective mistakes. Aurier with his penalty against Leicester and Reguilon with his Xmas antics, they needed to regain some trust. Fortunately, they both put in superb performances down either side, both offensively and defensively.

Super Sissoko – I’m not sure what Sissoko had for his dinner but get me some! The Frenchman was everywhere last night! Not only did he get forward for his goal and put in his usual midfield shift, but he was also a constant threat down the right-hand side. More of this please, Moussa!

Hojbjerg lucky – That was a disgusting challenge with just minutes left on the clock. Hojbjerg was lucky to walk away from it without, fingers crossed, a serious injury.

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  1. I’m the first one to call out those who make potentially career-ending tackles in the game, but having watched it a few times, it really DOES look as if Josh Dasilva slips as he lunges forward. Either way, it has to be a red card if you follow the letter of the law… although I think the reaction of Hojbjerg says it all for me:- pure class and the mark of a real man!
    Overall, as a Bees fan, I think what I could see about the relationship between the two teams was a joy to behold… and I really look forward to visiting the new stadium – maybe in the League next season! :-D


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