Tottenham Hotspur did it the hard way (or the Spurs way) against Southampton at the weekend, eventually securing a 2-1 win at the new White Hart Lane stadium.
Spurs started off sluggishly but eventually felt their way into the game, scoring the opening goal through a well-worked move that was finished off by club record signing Tanguy Ndombele.
However, Tottenham then hit the self-destruct button after Serge Aurier was sent off following two yellow card offences within just under a five minute period.
Hugo Lloris then tried to perform a Cruyff turn on his own goal line which backfired and suddenly it was 1-1 and looking like a long afternoon for the home supporters.
Spurs managed to grab another goal with a superb break which was finished by Harry Kane and then went about defending for their lives in the second half for all three points.
A huge part of this defensive effort came in the form of Moussa Sissoko, who was asked to play out of position at right-back to cover for the missing Serge Aurier.
Pochettino has now revealed that Moussa could well play there again in the future (Football London): “Yes. If you remember last season at Barcelona in Champions League game he played in that position. It’s not new.”
Pochettino is also set to be boosted by having another option to play at right-back after Juan Foyth was spotted training with the first team today following his pre-season ankle injury.
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