Five things we learned about Tottenham from the win at Aston Villa

Tottenham Hotspur's 2-1 win against Aston Villa created a number of talking points.

Tottenham’s 2-1 win against Aston Villa was much needed for Mauricio Pochettino though it has created a number of questions looking ahead to the Europa League match against Asteras before the Premier League clash against Stoke.

Harry Kane’s late winner sparked wild celebrations, which haven’t been seen from Spurs fans for a while, as the young forward puts further pressure on Pochettino to start the next game.

Here are five things we learned about Tottenham yesterday.


Starting with Kane, he has to start the next match. He gave Tottenham’s attack something different when he came on, pressing defenders and showing composure to score a good free kick, with a little help from a deflection off of the wall.

Adebayor and Soldado

They aren’t the best attacking combination at the club. They both look low on confidence, with Adebayor’s performance defined by the long ball which hit him on the back of the leg as he looked to race in behind the Aston Villa defence.

First Half

The first-half was poor and possibly one of Tottenham’s worst this season. They need to be sharper away from home and tuned into threats all over the pitch. They have to switch on quickly and retain their attacking and defensive focus from the first whistle to the last.

Danny Rose

Rose took a few too many risks down the left hand side in the first 45 minutes, which created space in behind him for Aston Villa to exploit. With Spurs playing two strikers up front, the midfield was stretched in terms of covering that space.


The performance wasn’t a good one but the result certainly was. Tottenham need to retain their focus looking ahead because they must improve in a few areas and can’t settle for that sort of display being good enough against better teams away from home.

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