Things are about to become a whole lot more fun for Tottenham Hotspur, and hopefully that translates to results on the pitch as well. The past week has been a whirlwind between Gareth Bale, Sergio Reguilon, and the narrow escape against Lokomotiv Plovdiv, but Sunday brings about a little normalcy with a trip to Southampton for a good old fashion Premier League contest.
Tottenham saw a whole lot of the Saints last season. Like in Bulgaria, both Tanguy Ndombele and Harry Kane scored in a 2-1 win at home last September (despite playing most of the match with 10 men), while Southampton returned the favor with a 1-0 win on New Year’s that saw Kane go out injured. The two sides met a few weeks later in the fourth round of the FA Cup, drawing 1-1 at St. Mary’s before Spurs won the replay 3-2 in London behind late goals by Lucas Moura and Heung-Min Son.
It has not been a great start to the new season for Southampton, falling 1-0 to Crystal Palace last weekend before crashing out of the League Cup to Championship side Brentford on Wednesday. Spurs have obviously not looked extremely strong to begin the year either, but hopefully there will be some renewed enthusiasm with both the exciting incoming transfers and the Europa League victory mid-week.
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