5 things we learned from Tottenham’s 3-1 victory over Fulham

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur treated their fans to a fine display last Saturday afternoon, overcoming newly-promoted Fulham 3-1 at Wembley.

The doom and gloom surrounding club after the transfer window inaction and the postponement of the move-in date to the new stadium, was swiftly overcome after the 60,000 people in attendance were treated to some excellent football by Pochettino’s men.

The result also took Spurs to the summit of the league table, all be it just for 24 hours before Man City and Liverpool took to the field on Sunday and Monday respectively.  Here are 5 things we learned about the team, from the performance against Fulham:

1) The team can now change between systems seamlessly

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While Pochettino experimented with multiple systems last season, including playing 5 at the back, 4-2-3-1, as well as a 4-3-3, it can be argued that the team had trouble transitioning between the systems mid-game.
However, against Fulham we were able to seamlessly adapt to the change in formation and played some really enterprising football both in the first half when we started with 5 at the back, as well as in the later stages of the second half when we adopted a diamond to counter Fulham’s change in tactics. Hopefully, this is a sign of things to come and the ability of our squad to be equally adept with multiple formations will hold us in good stead for the rest of the season.

 

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