Opinion: Five things we learned from Tottenham’s superb 3-0 win over Leicester

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Jose Mourinho
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Tottenham Hotspur cruised to a 3-0 victory over Leicester City this evening as they boosted their hopes of reaching the Europa League for next season.

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

Harry Kane is back!

The Spurs academy graduate looked unplayable at times today against the Foxes. After regaining his fitness and sharpness following surgery and six months away, Kane is back to his best. Two world-class finishes, creating the opener, and coming up with some sensational passes throughout, it was a complete performance. Deserved the hat-trick.

The Mourinho Way – 

Without speaking too soon, it looks as if the Spurs players are adapting to Mourinho’s style of play more with each passing game. We are seeing more and more counter-attacking play each week, with the likes of Son and Moura having far more balance to their game on the flanks. The four defenders were also able to claim a clean sheet with numerous blocks and headed clearances, while Lloris was definitely worth his wages today.

Up to sixth – 

Spurs are now up to sixth with that win, meaning that a victory against Crystal Palace on the final day would guarantee a seventh-place finish. However, seventh may not be enough for Europa League if Arsenal win the FA Cup. Therefore, Tottenham will be hoping to see Wolves drop points in one of their final two games in order to make a push for sixth.

Lo Ceslo’s position – 

It seems that Lo Celso has a better game the deeper he sits in the midfield. Mourinho pushed him up to a number ten today and the game just passed him by. It will be interesting to see how the Special One implements him next season. At the moment, he certainly looks more of a Modric than an Eriksen.

Thank You, Serge – 

Playing two days after his brother passed away, flying home to France to see his Mum, then making it back in time to kick-off against Leicester. Such commitment and loyalty from the Ivorian. No matter whether you rate him or not, you have to respect that.

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