Saturday lunchtime’s resounding and comfortable home win against Watford capped off the end of what has been an extremely successful and eventful week for Tottenham Hotspur.
Starting the week off by finally ending 41years of hurt and getting our first league win at Turf Moor since 1976. Albeit only our 5th league appearance at the ground since then, the memory of Paulinho’s comical effort on goal in a drab 0-0 lingers far too clearly in the memory. Burnley have been excellent at home this season, and with Spurs having only recorded 4 away wins at that point it promised to be a tough game.
The Tottenham we all remember would have shown up at Turf Moor been bullied by a physical team and come away with a horrible 0-0 or 1-0 defeat. But this Tottenham have shown time and time again this season the soft under belly is no more and put in a very professional performance. Eric Dier’s 1st goal this season broke Burnley’s resolve, and after Son tucked away Dele’s beautiful first time cross, Tottenham walked away comfortable winners.
Onto South Wales, injury ravaged and playing away from home again, against the relegation threatened Swans. We started very poorly in the first half and were caught by a straight ball over the top and allowed Swansea to have something to hold onto. Swansea have been much improved under Paul Clement and were very organised in defence not allowing any space for likes to Eriksen and Dele to expose. But yet again credit has to be given to Poch and his players for never given up and keep knocking at the door, his decision to bring on Vincent Janssen changed the game and the scenes that transpired in the away end after Son’s goal is what football is all about, a pure release of emotion, excitement and relief.
The home victory against the Hornets was certainly the most straight forward victory of the three, they started well and looked like they could cause Tottenham a few problems, but as soon as Dele delightfully curled one into the top corner the flood gates opened and it became all too easy for the Spurs.
Tottenham have an absolute monstrous month ahead; FA cup semi-final, a North London Derby that could finally be the end of Wenger’s Woolwich nomads and of course the final game at the current White Hart Lane.
There could yet be twist in the title race, maybe a FA cup final to look forward to, dare we dream? To Dare is To Do.
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