Tottenham Hotspur registered their first Premier League victory away from home under Ange Postecoglou with a 2-0 win at Bournemouth earlier today.

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

Maddison the playmaker

Fans have been crying out for someone to pull the strings since Christian Eriksen’s departure and they have certainly found the answer in James Maddison.   He was everywhere, especially during the first half and got his reward when he latched into Sarr’s pass to score his first goal for the club.  One goal and two assists from three matches is massively encouraging.


The midfield partnership between Pape Matar Sarr and Yves Bissouma is a joy to watch and has been one of the highlights of the first three fixtures.  The move that led to the first goal with Bissouma creating space for Sarr to thread his pass to Maddison was a superb piece of play and we haven’t even got Rodrigo Bentancur back fit, yet!


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A man without confidence

While some players are flourishing in the new system, Richarlison continues to struggle.  The Brazilian had a decent opportunity in the first half but took a touch too much and fluffed his lines and his performance in the second half was highlighted when he trod on the ball and his frustration was clear to see when he lashed out and picked up a booking.

Son down the centre

Sonny out wide in this system is not giving the South Korean the opportunity to be a goal threat.  Ange Postecoglou has to think about dropping Richarlison and playing his skipper down the middle instead.   Ivan Perisic and Manor Solomon are both deserving of a chance from the start over Richy.

Unbeaten after three

Seven points from a maximum of nine in a side where the talk before the season kicked off was ‘how will Spurs cope without Harry Kane?’ is nothing to turn your nose up to.  This group of players and coaching staff are united and it refreshing to see the connection between the fans and those involved in playing matters being repaired after the end of the Conte era.

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