Five things learned from Tottenham's Swansea win: Sigurdsson, Lamela & Davies feature

Five conclusions from another narrow Spurs win, this time at the Liberty Stadium.

To Sig or not to Sig?

Should Tottenham Hotspur regret selling Gylfi Sigurdsson?

It is an interesting question. When Christian Eriksen scored the north London side's late winner, it seemed to justify their decision to let the Icelandic midfielder go. After all, it was Eriksen over Sigurdsson - and that's why he was sold.

But, when you consider the fact that the likes of Paulinho, Etienne Capoue and more are still at Spurs and hardly delivering to the requisite standard, you have to believe there would still be room at White Hart Lane for Sig. He performed well for Swansea today and was unlucky not to end up on the winning side.

Eriksen strikes again

The man who did get the winner, though, has now scored the difference-making goal late on three times this season. Hats off to 22-year-old Eriksen, who is proving his worth to Tottenham with important contributions during the most important moments.

Deadly Davis

The Dane couldn't have put away his neat late finish, however, were it not for Ben Davies providing the assist. The Spurs left-back delivered a fine performance against former side Swansea City and Tottenham fans were delighted with him after the game.

He did make the odd mistake defensively but, right now, Danny Rose is miles behind the Welshman in terms of the race to be Spurs' first-choice left-back.


One man who the same can't be said for is Erik Lamela. The mood around White Hart Lane seems to generally be a frustrated one with the Argentine, who has epitomised the phrase 'hit and miss' since joining Tottenham.

It is more 'miss' these days, though, and the decision to initially prioritise him over Eriksen down the middle was a bizarre one to say the least. Lamela flattered to deceive today.

Where are Spurs going?

Three further points is a fantastic feat for Tottenham, especially as Mauricio Pochettino's side showed the spirit to grab yet another late winner. But where exactly are Spurs going?

Swansea dominated for large spells today and, aside from a Harry Kane opener early on and Eriksen's strike at the death, Tottenham were often simply passengers. Has Pochettino got the side moving forward or will they continue to show inconsistency overall if they keep playing as they are? Questions, questions, questions at White Hart Lane...

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