It was the kind of game that had dropped points written all over it, three days after a good win away in Europe against a team that were on a bit of an unbeaten run and had found their fight again and who went 1-0 up. But in the end 3-1 against Wigan was a great result, moving Spurs up into the top 10 of the Premiership.
But it could have been all different as the man of the match was Dimitar Berbatov, who laid on the first and third and scored the second, but was he going to be starting on Sunday? Martin Jol says he doesn’t rotate the squad for the sake of it but I’d figured after Thursday’s game no matter what Berbatov was like it would be Mido up front come the weekend, but the Egyptian striker has a groin tear which kept him out.
Anyway I felt the make up of the team was good, defence usual suspects looking the part except with the goal where they stood of (disposable) Camara, midfield a combination of strength and guile. Malbranque (was he that short at Fulham?), Zakora and Lennon can all get into the box to help the strikers something that has been missing. One has to hope Jenas won’t walk straight back in there.
And the strikers were finally on some form, for the first it was an excellent ball from Berbatov through to Defoe who did his usual turning the defender getting enough room to shoot but this time hitting the back of the net not the ‘keeper, bar, post etc etc. Berbatov took his, Spurs second exceptionally well, at last both starting strikers scored in the same game in the league this season and thankfully laid on Lennon for the third when Keane was screaming for it but had placed himself behind two defenders.
Now just a matter of a visit to the new library complex next week…