Following the return of Premier League football, Tottenham Hotspur were again going in search of a win and tonight’s visitors to White Hart Lane were West Ham United.
Following on from the draw against Manchester United last Friday evening, manager Jose Mourinho would certainly be looking for improvement but 90 minutes under the belts of players again should definitely help with sharpness.
That proved to be the case as we were on top from the beginning really, and after Son Heung-Min had his goal ruled out for offside, despite West Ham providing a few more problems in the second period, we took the lead shortly after the hour mark with a credited own goal, and then Harry Kane silenced his own doubters as he comfortably slotted past their keeper to make it 2-0.
Champions League hopes are still alive and now we look for Manchester United and Wolverhampton Wanderers to slip up (hopefully).
Speaking to the BBC following the final whistle, Mourinho said of the game.
“I am happy for him (Kane), he worked a lot and now there will be better headlines and a better feeling for him. He has been phenomenal in lockdown, did amazing work at home and he is in the condition to help the team. I am happy with the result, the clean sheet, it means the team is more solid, the players have less doubts. We played against a team with a coach with a lot of experience that organises teams in a very difficult way. I could predict that but they made it difficult for us. Our bench was rich, that helped me. To be honest, I don’t think it’s fair for West Ham to come here with 24 hours less to prepare than us. At the moment it is not nice.”