Happy Monday to everyone, especially Pierre-Emile Højbjerg.
Well folks, where on earth did that come from!?
As weeks go, a 6-1 win at Old Trafford, qualification for the Europa League and dumping Chelsea out of the cup on penalties is about as perfect as it gets.
Credit where credit is due, Jose Mourinho and his squad delivered this week in a big way.
Right, let’s talk about it shall we?
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll know that Spurs smashed Manchester United 6-1 at Old Trafford on Sunday, ripping the 13-time Premier League champions to pieces.
With four games in seven days, I did not see a performance like that coming from the boys. They were utterly spectacular in a display that has to go down as their finest under the Portuguese gaffer to date.
With Sonny doing Sonny things, Harry Kane proving he’s a better passer than Kevin De Bruyne and Erik Lamela s*ithousing his way to victory, it really couldn’t have gone any better.
Sitting just two points off of the top four heading into the international break and with Gareth Bale and Carlos Vinicius still yet to enter the fray, it’s a good time to be a Tottenham fan.
We can’t talk about yesterday without talking about my Man of the Match, Pierre-Emile Højbjerg.
I’ll be honest, in the opening few games I wasn’t fully onboard the Dane train, but his display against United yesterday is up there with the most complete I’ve seen of any new Spurs signing for a long time.
He was flawless. His leadership both in his actions and general play were special. All of the attributes Mourinho required from a player of his calibre, he’s delivering on in abundance. Winning the ball, fighting for every challenge and even delivering tasty assists. He has it all.
Gareth may have returned home this summer, but I think the signing of Højbjerg for just £15million could be some of the best business Daniel Levy has ever pulled off.
Among all of the madness last week, Tottenham Hotspur actually went and signed a striker. No, I can’t believe it either.
The club announced the loan signing of 25-year-old Carlos Vinicius from Benfica. The Brazilian was the joint top scorer in the Portuguese top division last season and looks to be a really impressive addition.
Spurs were desperate for a striker to help bolster their forward line, and provide much needed cover for Kane in a ridiculously packed schedule.
Fair play to Mr Levy, he’s delivered.
TRANSFER WINDOW REVIEW
Now that deadline day is upon us, let’s review just how superb this transfer window has been for Spurs.
At the beginning of the summer, it was clear we needed to strengthen in two positions in particular: right-back and in the centre of midfield. Up step Matt Doherty and Pierre-Emile Højbjerg, two superb signings that barely broke a combined £30million.
Lots was said about the sort of characters Mourinho wanted in his squad, and Doherty, Joe Hart and Højbjerg all ticked that box.
Then, we went a bit crazy, completing the double swoop of Gareth Bale and Sergio Reguilon in a matter of days, with the latter already looking to be a real special acquisition for the club.
We’ve already spoken about Vinicius, but in my eyes Spurs were just a centre-back short of a 10/10 transfer window. None too shabby at all.