It was fully expected that Tottenham Hotspur would easily dispatch LASK at home on Thursday, but there were plenty of positives to take away from the Europa League victory. Bouncing back from last weekend’s collapse was important to see, as was the team’s ability to win comfortably with a rotated squad, specifically not having to rely on Harry Kane.
The trick remains bringing this level of consistency back to the Premier League. Spurs have looked great in their two league wins this season but have left too many points on the table in the other matches. Monday’s trip to Burnley absolutely must yield three points, and the defense must prove that it can put together a clean performance.
Tottenham went crazy in the home fixture against Burnley last season, with the 5-0 win highlighted by Heung-Min Son’s goal of the season. The trip to Turf Moor was less impressive, though, ending in a 1-1 draw with Dele Alli scoring a penalty after Erik Lamela was fouled in the box shortly after halftime.
The Clarets have really struggled to open the year, dropping their first three Premier League matches before a scoreless draw against West Brom last weekend. They have scored just three league goals this far and should provide a good chance for Spurs to assert their dominance. There have been many bright spots for Tottenham thus far, but now is the time to start putting them all together.
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