Tottenham Hotspur have topped the Premier League table with a 2-0 win over arch-rivals North London on Sunday afternoon.
An afternoon that allowed 2,000 lucky Spurs supporters to return to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium for the first time since March, goals from Son Hyung-Min and Harry Kane were Jose Mourinho’s regular winners, who will now turn their attention to the Europa League ahead of Thursday ‘s clash with Royal Antwerp.
More often than not in the Premier League, this is the home side that determines the gameplay and pattern of the game. However, Arsenal lost five of their last seven league shootings in Sunday afternoon’s clash in north London, dominating possession and lifting Spurs to the pitch.
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Failing to convey Michael Arteta’s tactics, Mourinho’s plan is to allow Arsenal to command the play and then succeed in the traditional Mourinho style.
This season has taken Spurs back to the summit, once again highlighting that they have the qualities needed to lift a title push this season.
However, Sky Sports pundit Graeme Sense called the Spurs’ style of play following a full-time whistle, as long as fans questioned whether they enjoyed the style or not.
Saness said Sky Sports: “You saw two sides to Spurs, I think. You saw them on the front, where they could be electrified. The first goal was special, few players could score it, and in the second half, you saw a team that could defend properly.
“Is this everyone’s tea? No, but this is how Jose prepares his teams, he sets the teams to achieve results and trophies, but this is not a great watch.
TheSupporters who follow, they will take it against the big teams, take it against Chelsea. They will win this match against Arsenal because they won, but this is not a great watch.
“I understand why he does this. A manager’s job is to look at the group of players he’s got and think of the best way for them to get results.
“This is Jose’s way. He did it wherever he was.”
Sness ‘decision to question Spurs’ style of play two weeks before Christmas, despite topping the Premier League table, has upset many supporters and fellow pundits because they do not believe in the style of play. That’s all if the club is flying high and in form.
That’s the view taken by Watford striker Troy Deaney. The 32-year-old, who has been linked with a move to Spurs in the past, has admitted that the style of play is almost irrelevant if he wins the games.
“The style of play is always an interesting argument because it’s all based on opinion and what you want to see as a person,” Dean said. Toxport.
“They [Spurs] They will always allow you to hold the ball in the false sense that it is under your control, which is what they did for the goals. They counterattacked, don’t get me wrong, the goals were incredible accomplishments, but the essence of what they were doing was allowing you to [Arsenal] Assume they got the ball, play well, and get plenty of crosses.
“But do you really think Arsenal are going to score from a cross?
“I like the way they played. When the son goes forward for that goal … two passes, they have you, he’s got a world score in the top corner. It’s very good football.
“It doesn’t always have to be 47 passes from the goalkeeper, one third man runs, another scores, there are so many ways to play football – that’s why we like it.
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“Spurs are at the top of the list, and we’m going now: ‘They can’t play well so we can find something to talk about!’
“They had three shots, scored two, won the derby 2-0 and were fine in my opinion.
“I know the statistics show that Arsenal played well and put up a lot of crosses, but they looked comfortable inside the game.”