A win is a win, no matter how or by how many!
Building on to the superb 3-1 win over Real Madrid, Tottenham managed to outclass a relegation-threatened Crystal Palace unit by the closest of margins, 1-0, at Wembley. The fans might have thought Palace’s visit would be an easy fixture, but they need to thank Paulo Gazzaniga, as it was he who denied the Eagles on many occasions.
“I knew last night that Michel Vorm was not too well so I started preparing then,” Gazzaniga was quoted by BBC. “I was nervous for about three seconds and then the players gave me lots of support.
“I will take it step by step in trying to become number one for Spurs.”
Tottenham were obviously the dominant side, but Palace looked like a completely rejuvenated team. The return of once Tottenham target Wilfried Zaha has been a telling factor for Roy Hodgson and the fact that they managed 11 shots throughout the game is the perfect proof to it. Furthermore, Palace defended really as well, as Tottenham could only manage two shots on target out of an attempted 12.
And to add to it, the fact that Eric Dier made 9 clearances in the game is enough to underline Palace’s credentials. Besides, the man who made the difference, Son Heung-min who scored his 20th Premier League goal, became the highest goalscorer from Asia in the Premier League, as he has surpassed former Manchester United midfielder Park Ji-Sung’s tally of 19.
“I am so happy for the different players who came in, people like Paulo, who played fantastically well,” Pochettino told BBC.
“He is an unbelievable option to have as a keeper and I am really happy for him and his family that he performed like that.
“It was a tough game for us after Wednesday. Palace were compact, narrow and played on the counter-attack. We had possession, but not many chances.”
With the win, Tottenham now sit 3rd on the log with 23 points. And the fans, on their part, had mixed emotions and this is how they reacted:
Son’s goal was the only thing he did good all game, everything else he did was fucking shit
— Stelio (@StelioK15) November 5, 2017
— Rocky Gill (@CllrRockyGill) November 5, 2017
Hes magic you knowww pic.twitter.com/Qpm2LSAHum
— LoversPochettino (@LoversPoch) November 5, 2017
GAZZANIGA GOLDEN GLOVE PENDING
— ㅤ (@DeleAllington) November 5, 2017
Shite game but vital 3 points coyssss
— (@thfcdele) November 5, 2017
And the 3rd keeper was impressive. Good job by Gazzaniga. #COYS
— sounion (@sounion) November 5, 2017
Llorente is literally our worst player how can you not run as a footballer
— Pablo mcc (@KingKane10p) November 5, 2017
Far from best thankfully good enough to grab points thanks mainly to 3rd choice keeper, please poch drop aurier play trippier
— brett davies (@dbrett63) November 5, 2017
That will do. another 3 points.
— Jennie Smalls (@JennieSmalls84) November 5, 2017
Well that was a waste of time having Kane as my triple captain this wk
— Bev Wooding (@BevWooding1) November 5, 2017