Opinion: Six things we learned from Tottenham’s 4-0 win over Burnley

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur put four past Burnley without reply this afternoon, securing a much-needed three points for the North London side.

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

Bale is back – It seems as if the slow and frustrating process has finally become worth the wait for Gareth Bale. He looks fitter, faster, stronger and hungrier than we have seen him this season and backed it up with a goal, an assist and a generally incredible performance. More of that please, Gareth.

Well done, Davinson – We are all quick to criticise Sanchez when he makes mistakes, which definitely happens too often, but he deserves lots of praise today. He kept things simply, used his pace to his advantage and just concentrated on the basics of his role. There is definitely a great player in there, it’s just whether he can cut out the consistent mistakes.

Reguilon the difference – No disrespect on Ben Davies but Reguilon has changed the game since returning. Spurs now have that lightning-quick attacking outlet down the left, getting chalk on his boots and whipping in dangerous crosses. It just gives so much more balance to the Spurs team with Reguilon and Aurier when compared to Davies and Doherty.

Lucas Moura number 10 – Another player worth a mention. Spurs have been crying out for a player who can consistently find the back of the net and doesn’t have Kane or Son on their back. Moura is now in a nice goalscoring run and looks to have found a place in the team in a number 10 role rather than out wide. This allows him to make the most of his best quality, dribbling and driving Spurs forward.

Top four? – Now within six points of the fourth spot and still with a game in hand. If Spurs can string together back-to-back victories against Fulham and Crystal Palace, they could find themselves in with a chance of the Champions League places again.

Hojbjerg injury – Just an added one – Let’s hope that Hojbjerg’s ankle is okay.

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