Tottenham took themselves to within a point of the Premier League leaders this afternoon, as they edged past a ten-man Cardiff.
After a run of three consecutive losses, Tottenham now look far from their awful slump last month. Today’s win made it four in four in the Premier League for the Lilywhites.
We take a look at five things we learned in the match.
Harry Kane is missing Dele and Eriksen
Kane by no means played badly today, but the service to the big man has definitely declined since Dele and Eriksen picked up their respective injuries.
The final balls from the likes of Son and Licas aren’t quite up to the same quality as our two playmakers, and Harry will be glad to see them back as soon as possible.
Sissoko does have something to offer
By far one of his his best performances in a Spurs shirt today. Moussa Sissoko was a constant threat down the right hand side.
His short passing and interplay with the likes of Tripps and Lucas was a really feature of Tottenham’s win. Sissoko even managed to get in behind the Cardiff back line a few times.
Danny Rose is back to his best
Over his past few performances, Danny Rose has looked like his normal self in a Spurs shirt.
The left back was again flying up and down the left flank today, crunching into challenges and offering constant overlapping width to the Spurs attack.
Winks is a starter
It’s finally time for Harry Winks to make that starting holding mid position his.
Armed with his brand new number 8 shirt, Winks looks full of confidence and determination this season.
He has retained his usual pinpoint passing play, but has also added the ability to drive past a player.
You can see why he has been called up to the England side yet again by Gareth Southgate.
Tottenham are ready for their new stadium
The atmosphere around a wet and cold Wembley was subdued to say the least today. Spurs elected to mainly use only the bottom two tiers of the national stadium, and the fans were pretty quiet.
The club, players and fans are all dying to move into the new ground as the pitch was finally laid this week.
The move, which should hopefully come this year, will be sure to give everyone around Tottenham Hotspur a huge lift going into the second half of the season.
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