Tottenham ripped apart a poor Swansea side as they closed the gap to Manchester City in the Premier League. Spurs might remain fifth in the league at the moment but they were worth every penny of the entrance fee as they scored five past the Welsh side.
Spurs started the scoring in controversial style as Dele Alli went down in the box rather easily and won a penalty. Harry Kane stepped up and made no mistake to give the home side the lead. They soon doubled it up thanks to a great strike from Son Heung-Min.
The second half didn’t start all too well for the Swans as they conceded another goal to Harry Kane before Christian Eriksen scored a brace and ended the misery for the away team.
This was a great performance for Mauricio Pochettino’s men, especially after their bitter 2-1 loss to Chelsea last week. The star man certainly was Harry Kane but a number of other players performed brilliantly for the London club.
We look back at the win and share the player ratings for Tottenham.
Hugo Lloris – 6/10
Swansea had just one shot on goal the entire game and that really shows how much Tottenham dominated the tie. Lloris will hope for more days like this and it certainly was a walk in the park for the French goalkeeper.
Kyle Walker – 8/10
The right-back did a great job bombing up and down the field for Spurs and fortunately, he didn’t really have to do a lot of defensive work against Swansea.
Eric Dier – 8/10
The Englishman might not be most comfortable playing in the heart of the defence but Dier was great on the night and certainly didn’t really have to do much in the game defensively.
Jan Vertonghen – 8/10
The Belgian defender also had an easy game for Tottenham and wasn’t really troubled a lot by Barrow and Montero.
Danny Rose – 7/10
Rose wasn’t the best player in the side though he wasn’t really tested all that much. The left-back would have hoped to do more in the attacking third but should get better in the games to come.
Mousa Dembele – 7/10
The pair of Dembele and Victor Wanyama kept the Swansea midfield out rather easily. This might have been an easy game for the pair but they still had to be the engines for the team and ensure Tottenham dominate.
Victor Wanyama – 6/10
The former Southampton man didn’t really have to do a lot in midfield and it was an easy game for him on the night.
Christian Eriksen – 8/10
The Dane scored yet again for the Whites and this time it was a winning cause. The former Ajax man was great for Tottenham and his brace should give him a lot of confidence in the upcoming games.
Dele Alli – 7/10
While Tottenham dominated the game and had a number of chances, it was Dele Alli who brought out the talking point of the game with his penalty win. Although there was minimal contact, the Englishman did get the decision and Kane stepped up to score the opening goal.
Son Heung-Min – 7/10
The South Korean started the season on fire but has petered out as the games have come and gone. This was a reminder of how good he can be and the former Leverkusen man deserved the goal he got in the end.
Harry Kane – 9/10
Could there be anyone else who deserved the man of the match title? Harry Kane was brilliant up top for Spurs and could have scored more goals than the two but he should be happy with his performance.
Moussa Sissoko – 7/10
The French midfielder came on in the second half for Son and was excellent on the night. Sissoko seemed to be the player that France had inherited in the Euros and hopefully this will be the start of a good chapter at Spurs.
Harry Winks – 6/10
Winks is another youngster who could have a great future at Spurs. The player was brought on to replace the excellent Dembele and did well in his 17 minute or so cameo.
Joshua Onomah – NA
The youngster was brought on to replace the hero of the day, Harry Kane, but did not have a lot of time to show what he is capable of doing.
Tottenham interested in £44m January move for Barcelona starlet
Malcom joined Barcelona at the start of the season but has featured just twice for the Catalan giants. He has played 25 minutes for the Blaugrana this season, with the Brazilian being unable to break into a playing XI featuring the likes of Ousmane Dembele, Lionel Messi and Philippe Coutinho.
The winger had a sensational season in the Ligue 1 before moving to the La Liga, scoring 12 goals and providing 7 assists in 35 league appearances. He is surely a quality player whose potential is not being utilized in Spain.
Considering the quality in our squad and also the 21-year-old Barca winger’s talent, it could be a perfect match. Malcom would add some incredible depth to our squad and Pochettino must make a move in January.
Though £44m seems steep, it could be a gamble worth taking as the young star has all the tools required to take the Premier League by storm with more game time.
Whether or not Barcelona would let go of a player they signed just a few months back remains to be seen but this is a move we must make to bolster our attacking reinforcements in January.
After the quiet summer window, a statement signing in January would go a long way in conveying a message to our rivals.
[Video] This latest aerial video of Tottenham’s $1bn new stadium is absolutely wonderful
YouTuber Mr AV (h/t Football.London) has posted a new high-definition video of our club’s stunning new $1bn stadium. The footage provides us with a clear picture of how much work has been done in terms of the construction.
The video also showed the soon-to-be-opened club megastore and the Tottenham Museum. The aerial footage of the new stadium was wonderful as it also showed the overall structure of the stadium and the single-tier 17,500-seater south stand. The video also shows the area where the giant golden cockerel will sit above that stand.
It is not known as to when the stadium would be available for use but it looks like the construction is progressing at a reasonable rate.
It was indeed a disappointment when it was decided by the club hierarchy that we would be playing our home games at Wembley this season but that would all change when the stadium is unveiled officially. The construction has taken quite a bit of time and it will be an exciting phase when the work is completed.
The new stadium would surely serve as a boost to the entire club and it would wipe out any negativity surrounding Tottenham. The club too have been keeping us updated on the progress regarding the stadium and we’ll have to wait to see what the club say next regarding the completion of the stadium work.
“Shushing the racists, hands down”: Some Tottenham fans relive the memories as club shares a video of wonder goals against West Ham
Tottenham are set to face West Ham on Saturday and the club shared a video featuring some of the best goals we have scored against the Hammers in the past.
The video featured some memorable and stunning strikes from the likes of Gareth Bale, Son Heung-min, Jermain Defoe and Dimitar Berbatov.
Tottenham’s past 8 meetings with West Ham has seen 28 goals being scored, at an average of 3.5 per game, hence, it is logical that the club has shared a video of some great goals from the past. The game on Saturday presents us with a chance to keep the pressure on the teams above us and we shouldn’t drop points.
The video was a trip down the memory lane and the fans had a say on it. The Tottenham faithful reacted to the video on Twitter and a lot of them had some nice things to say.
Defoe’s run through their entire team is my fav
— JaiP (@JaiP72) October 19, 2018
The first Bale one I think.
But there’s a message in this video – shots from outside the box (in some cases WAY outside) seem like a good way to beat West Ham.
— Stephen Grist (@Sjgrist) October 19, 2018
— MarcoPolo (@marcusssbatt) October 19, 2018
Sonny’s screamer shushing the racists, hands down.
— YoojinJung (@3POR2D2) October 19, 2018
Does anyone else completely lose interest when you hear that awful commentator for the Spurs videos 🙄🙄
— Jurts__COYS94 (@THFC_COYS94) October 19, 2018
All of them COYS
— Wally (@thfcwally) October 19, 2018
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