Tottenham Switch Gears To Get the Better of the Gunners

After some late struggles, Tottenham managed to overcome Arsenal. It was a tight scoreline, only 1-0, and if Alexandre Lacazette had slotted home in the closing moments, the Gunners would’ve pinched a draw. That, in truth, wouldn’t have been an accurate reflection of the contest, as Mauricio Pochettino’s men outplayed their opposition for the most […]

Kieran Trippier Controls the Right-Hand Side as Tottenham Demolish Man Utd

In simple terms, Tottenham brushed Manchester United aside. Mauricio Pochettino’s men were far too good for Jose Mourinho and his players, and in truth, Spurs dominated every aspect of the contest. They applied better defensive pressure, attacked with more cohesion and, crucially, outpointed the opposition tactically. That makes it a little difficult to pick out […]

Arsenal’s Organisation Allows Their Front Three to Outpoint Tottenham

Arsenal put in a complete performance against Tottenham in the North London Derby. They defended beautifully, firstly by pressing before then settling into a deeper structure after half-time, and they also attacked with a combination of intelligence and quality. In a lot of ways, it could be argued that this was a measured yet brilliant […]

Tottenham Combine Strategy and Execution to Dismantle Chelsea

On Wednesday night at White Hart Lane, Tottenham managed to snap Chelsea’s 13-game winning streak by propelling themselves towards a 2-0 victory. It wasn’t easy for them, especially given the intensive defensive strategies employed by both teams, but courtesy of a well-developed plan and an impressive ability to execute, Spurs managed to consign Antonio Conte […]

Walker and Rose Key for Tottenham in 1-1 Draw with Leicester City

Tottenham recorded yet another draw over the weekend, this time in their home encounter against Leicester City. It was the club’s fourth stalemate over their past five games, and again, the familiar problem of failing to generate high-quality opportunities in front of goal presented itself. That issue means Spurs haven’t won in any of their […]

Spurs’ Signing Vincent Janssen Highlights Strength and Work-Rate in Pre-Season

When Vincent Janssen first signed for Tottenham Hotspur, most people referred immediately to his prolific goalscoring record in Holland. Last season, he netted an impressive 27 league goals for AZ Alkmaar, a figure that was superior to any other player in the Dutch Eredivisie. So when Tottenham lined up against Atletico Madrid in a recent […]

Despite his Dynamism, Son Heung-min still has Plenty to Prove at Tottenham

It’s an interesting time to be a wide man at Tottenham. Between guys like Nacer Chadli, Christian Eriksen, Son Heung-min and Clinton N’Jie, there certainly isn’t a shortage of options. Throw in the soon-to-be confirmed Georges-Kevin N’Koudou, and there’s something of a logjam developing on the flanks. The acquisition of N’Koudou is particularly interesting, as […]

Mauricio Pochettino’s Spirited Defensive Philosophy Key To Tottenham’s Progress This Season

For a team who finished fifth in the English Premier League last season, Tottenham’s defensive record was surprisingly shabby. They conceded 53 goals over the course of their 38 game campaign, a figure which ranked them as the fifth-worst in the division. To put that into perspective, Tottenham leaked the same number of goals as […]

Distribution, Ramsey and Debuchy: 3 Key Things from Arsenal’s Win over Spurs

Throughout an even encounter at White Hart Lane, Mathieu Flamini struck twice to give Arsenal a 2-1 win, in the Capital One Cup, over bitter rivals Tottenham Hotspur. For Arsene Wenger, this may not have been football at its artistic best, but after watching his much-maligned side show plenty of backbone to come out on […]

A Look at Tottenham’s Build-Up Play under Mauricio Pochettino

Mauricio Pochettino led Tottenham to a comfortable 3-1 win over Newcastle United, and again, the hallmarks of his attacking philosophy were present. Indeed, and under the Argentine’s instruction, Spurs enjoyed 61% of the ball, pressed aggressively when the situation called for it and, perhaps most interestingly, mixed a controlled build-up game with explosive running in […]