Opinion: Five things we learned from Spurs’ 6-2 win over Leicester City

Heung-min Son
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Tottenham Hotspur secured another three points in the Premier League this evening with a crazy 6-2 win over Leicester.

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

What a fixture!

It feels like whenever Tottenham and Leicester get together, you get the same kind of game… end-to-end football with mad scorelines. And who are we to complain? I don’t even think Spurs played that well and we won 6-2!!

3-5-2 formation

I am not in the camp that Tottenham should now randomly switch to 3-5-2 for every game, but it’s important for Conte to be able to switch seamlessly in-game. In so many matches, Spurs are leading or looking for a goal and become overrun in midfield. When they switched to a 3 today, they regained control. Definitely something to filter in more and more.

Perisic at right-wing-back

An experiment I don’t think we will see again. For some reason, Perisic was very sloppy on the ball in the first half at RWB and was swapped to the left side before the half was even over. He was then taken off early for Emerson Royal. Class player but it feels like Conte didn’t like the look of him on the right today.

Nice one, Sonny!

What a guy! You can’t keep real talent down and Son has a whole lot of talent. You could see what a weight his first goal lifted and he looked a different player after that. To go into the international break off the back of a hat-trick will do him so much good!

Joint top!

Yes, goal difference is a thing and Arsenal still have to play, but let’s enjoy saying we’re level on 17 points at the top for now… and without hitting anywhere near our peak.

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