Tottenham drew 2-2 with Stoke City on Saturday afternoon - here are five things we learned from the game.
Time for Trippier
Tottenham signed Kieran Trippier from Burnley earlier this summer, but the right back has so far played second fiddle to Kyle Walker. Yet, against Stoke, Walker struggled to cope with Marko Arnautovic, prompting many Spurs to demand Trippier's inclusion in the near future. Trippier at least deseres a chance to show what he can do for Tottenham, and Walker's poor display against Stoke should give him that opportunity.
Mauricio Pochettino has been testing Eric Dier in midfield both in pre-season and since the campaign started, and whilst he was shaky against Manchester United, he certainly impressed against Stoke. Dier was calm in possession and strong in the tackle, whilst he also notched a goal in the first half. Dier is growing in to his new role, and his performance against Stoke should fill fans with encouragement.
N'Jie desperately needed
Tottenham once again lacked pace against Stoke, and couldn't really trouble the Potters in behind enough. New signing Clinton N'Jie was presented to the White Hart Lane crowd before the game, and his blistering pace is certainly required in order to make Tottenham the attacking force they need to be. It may take some time for the 22-year-old to adjust to life in the Premier League, but his athletic ability should make him a threat immediately.
Tale of two Chadli's
Nacer Chadli bagged Tottenham's second goal against Stoke, but his performance divided opinion. The Belgian started the game quietly, and took an awfully heavy touch to waste a chance when through on goal, but once he found the net via a deflection, Chadli came to life. He created chances for his team-mates and provided a superb ball for Harry Kane, but Pochettino needs him to become more consistent, rather than the fleeting quality he displayed against Stoke.
Tottenham we're 2-0 up before throwing the game away, but most fans could see the inevitable once Stoke pulled a goal back. Spurs became nervous, giving the ball away regularly before Mame Biram Diouf swooped to score the equaliser. Pochettino needs his young side to be able to see out games when situations become difficult; the top teams manage to do that, but Tottenham collapsed in the face of pressure on Saturday.