Zaman Siddiqui's Match Review
What a wonderful night of football it was! Our last match against Tottenham at the Boleyn won’t be one to forget for months. We are currently projected 62 points, and are a single point away from the top 4. Likewise, Pochettino and Alderweireld will be disappointed they couldn’t get anything on their birthdays. It is the first time Tottenham have lost away from home since the opening weekend. Well, we haven’t lost at home since August for a reason! I am immensely proud that our players are giving it their all toward the end of the season. I am also encouraged by the fact there haven’t been any late goals in our narrow, but deserved wins against Sunderland and now Spurs! Tottenham’s own goal frame has been struck 14 times this season, more than any other side in the Premier League. They weren’t going to get that lucky this time. Additionally, they failed to hit a single shot in the first half. It is only the second time it has happened in the last 13 years. It serves to emphasise our superiority in the first half. We needed to start off well early on in order to win.
I must say Bilic is a man of action. I was a bit perplexed when I saw the team sheet. We ended up playing with three at the back. He is capable of adapting our styles of play depending on the situation. Most managers don’t have the audacity to play in a rather unorthodox way against terrific opposition. Not top of the league terrific, as yesterday’s match exhibited, but good. We were most impressed by Super Slav with our win in the opening weekend back in August. I can still remember Reece Oxford pocketing Mesut Ozil. Yesterday’s match bore a lot of similarities to that fixture. The future looks very bright. Only Leicester and Tottenham have lost fewer games than us this season. Oh, and Antonio deserves an England call up.
Sorry that my post is shorter than usual. The reason is because I have an exam today. The win against Spurs should keep me in high spirits! I will be writing on the Everton game on Saturday with more in-depth analysis, as well as every other league fixture, if not a cup final.