Happy Monday to everyone, especially Harry Kane.
Well folks, I don’t know about you, but I had a great weekend.
Why is it that just as the season comes to a close, Spurs start playing lovely football again?
Right, let’s get stuck in…
FOLDING THE FOXES
Harry Kane was back doing Harry Kane things again on Sunday as Spurs cruised to a 3-0 thumping of Leicester at the new stadium.
The boys have now won four consecutive Premier League games at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium for the first time – our longest winning run at home since December 2018.
It wasn’t exactly a dominant performance throughout, with the visitors having a huge 71% share of the possession. But, Jose Mourinho’s approach worked. Overload them when defending, stop Jamie Vardy, and catch them on the counter. Simple.
Why it’s taken us this many games to clock that this works is beyond me. But, who are we to complain? Three wins in a week and suddenly things look far more positive. Up the Spurs.
We have to talk about our man of the moment.
Harry has now scored 16 goals in 14 games against Leicester in all competitions, more than he’s scored against any other opponent in his career. The man is a menace.
Better yet, the England captain has now scored 13 goals in 18 appearances under Jose Mourinho. Where’s Paul Merson now, eh?
I didn’t think it was possible to adore a footballer as much as I do with Kane.
The guy smashed his hamstring to pieces in January, yet here he is with 17 Premier League goals this season – the same as Sadio Mane, Marcus Rashford and Raheem Sterling. Beautiful.
It’s not just H that deserves plaudits for his form since the restart.
They’ve both had their fair share of critics, but Lucas Moura and Hugo Lloris in the last three games in particular have been magnificent.
Our captain, Lloris, has really highlighted his credentials for that armband since the league resumed – his saves against Perez and Gray yesterday were some of his finest in a Spurs shirt.
Little Lucas likewise has been a joy. Despite having not scored a league goal since December, his final third play against Arsenal, Newcastle and now Leicester has been a sight for sore eyes, with two assists to his name against the Foxes.
Keep it up fellas.
I was delighted this week to see young Oliver Skipp has signed a new deal with the club.
The 19-year-old has caught the eye of Jose since he joined the club, with the gaffer even saying in his press conference on Friday that he sees the midfielder as a future captain of the club.
Skippy has made 10 appearances for the club in all competitions this season, with his best showing coming against Norwich in our final game before the break.
He has a long way to go, but I’m excited to see what the future holds for a proper Spurs lad.