Tottenham Hotspur delivered one of the most scintillating performances of the season at Goodison Park yesterday afternoon.
Make no mistake about it, Everton are no mugs. The Toffees have been reborn under Marco Silva this season but Tottenham Hotspur showed no sign of admiration for their opponents as they carved through a leaky defence at will.
Spurs got their just reward for a stunning performance by scoring six high quality goals, with Son Heung-min and Harry Kane bagging a brace a piece.
Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen completed the rout, but the former was withdrawn from proceedings after he tweaked his hamstring following a rash challenge from Jordan Pickford.
Mauricio Pochettino’s decision to withdraw Alli was the only black spot in an otherwise near-perfect afternoon, but he was quick to ease any potential fears over a lengthy absence in his post-match interviews (as per The Guardian).
“I am very curious to see the action, I think it wasn’t a great action. I don’t want to say anything … but I think it was a tough action. We will see if he is injured. I think he is tired, tight in his hamstring, but we hope it is not a big issue.”
The initial prognosis appears a positive one for Tottenham who are desperate to see Alli back in action as soon as possible. The 22-year-old has discovered his mojo in recent weeks and is really beginning to cement his place in the elite bracket of Tottenham players alongside the likes of Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen.
While plenty of supporters expressed their delight over the news, there were a handful of others who were unconvinced by Pochettino’s elusive statement and are beginning to fear a lengthy absence for the England international.
Here’s what the Tottenham fans had to say in response to Pochettino’s update…
omg @DazzIingDeIe WWWW
— mariam (@mari_hus) December 23, 2018
Thank god for that He is looking back to his best if not his best ever
— To Dare Is To Do (@2_Dare_Is_To_Do) December 23, 2018
I think were all glad to hear that. Busy few weeks ahead, need them all hungry and ready to go.
— Alan Kemp (@ajkemp81) December 23, 2018
Oh my goodness thank you
— Sondays (@sonswembley) December 23, 2018
Thank you God for that #COYS
— WarriorKimintah (@Warrior06217878) December 24, 2018
— steve bonham (@stephenbonham) December 23, 2018
Out for 6 months
— Alex Benson-Wilson (@alexbw11) December 23, 2018
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Merry Christmas x pic.twitter.com/12IlezMciz
— Old Man Hotspur (@OldManHotspur) December 23, 2018