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Ian Wright praises Tottenham Hotspur's performance against Crystal Palace

manager Mauricio Pochettino of Tottenham Hotspur and Roy Hodgson of Crystal Palace during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium...

Tottenham Hotspur recorded a comfortable three points against Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur gives his team instructions during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on...

Ian Wright has praised Tottenham Hotspur for the intensity levels they played with as they beat Crystal Palace 4-0 on Saturday afternoon.

The former Premier League striker claimed that Moussa Sissoko was 'hurting' Palace because he was picking up the ball and then passing the ball into the dangerous areas which Palace couldn't ultimately deal with. 

 

Whilst Sissoko didn't score a goal or provide an assist, he was involved in the action throughout, including one of their best moves of the match, which came when Erik Lamela slotted home from close range.  

Speaking to Match of the Day on BBC One (14/09/2019 at 11:55 pm), Wright explained why Spurs were back to their best against Palace. 

"Tottenham in this game, they just shot out from the blocks," Wright told Match of the Day. "They showed their intentions, right from the start. 

"Toby Alderweireld picked up the ball again [just inside his own half] and he's got that in him [playing a ball over the top], and the run and finish from Son was fantastic. It's the intensity they played with. Son, Aurier and Winks, who I thought was really good as well. 

Hugo Lloris of Tottenham Hotspur saves from Cheikhou Kouyate of Crystal Palace during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on...

"Sissoko getting the ball into those areas that are hurting Palace. They couldn't get near them. They were passing through the lines. They [Palace] were too high sometimes. Sissoko again breaking through the lines with the ball [for Spurs' fourth goal] and once the ball goes wide, its a fantastic ball from Kane. Great goal from Lamela."

It has been a difficult few weeks for Spurs, who had produced indifferent performances prior to the international break, but they are well and truly back on track.

They have moved into the top-four and on Wednesday, they will return to European action when they take on Greek side Olympiacos.  

Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur looks on prior to the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on September 14, 2019...

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