Tottenham Hotspur snatched victory from the jaws of defeat against West Ham United on Saturday.
Trailing 2-1 in the 88th minute, two goals from Harry Kane in 160 seconds spun the game on its head and maintained Tottenham’s unbeaten start to the Premier League season.
It’s now six wins and six draws for Mauricio Pochettino’s side. They’ll have to improve if they wish to challenge for the title, but the Argentinian will just be glad to emerge from the London derby with all three points.
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Tottenham’s manager was full of praise for Kane afterwards, going as far as to call the 23-year-old one of the world’s best strikers.
“Harry Kane is always very important, he is our main striker," he said, via BBC Sport.
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Kane’s seven-week absence through injury threatened to derail Tottenham’s season. But they coped without him and, with five goals in his last five matches, can now kick on from here.
"You miss that type of player when he does not play for 10 or 11 games,” Pochettino added. “He is one of the best strikers in the world."
The 44-year-old won’t have been as positive about Christian Eriksen, however.
The Denmark international has bags of talent but he’s failed to meet his standards, failing to score a single goal this season.
Only Hugo Lloris, Kyle Walker and Vicent Janssen received a lower rating in yesterday’s game by WhoScored.
One moment summed up Eriksen’s season. In the first half, he received the ball on the left flank and attempted to find Kane, who was making a run behind the defender.
What happened next was perhaps one of the worst passes you’ll see all season. Check it out below.
Eriksen couldn’t escape the wrath of Tottenham fans on Twitter afterwards.
Pochettino: We must beat Monaco
The win moves Spurs to within three points of leaders Liverpool, who were held to a 0-0 draw by Southampton.
Pochettino expressed his relief after watching his team snap a run of four straight draws in the league.
"It’s our 12th game in the Premier League and we’re still unbeaten,” he said, per Tottenham’s website. “That’s fantastic for us but you know the last month has been tough for us and it’s fantastic to discover that feeling again for the games ahead.
“The first is a game we must win against Monaco and it’s for that reason we need to have the mentality and feeling that we can go to Monaco and win.”
Tottenham take on the French side in the Champions League on Tuesday.
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