Jose Mourinho put in another masterclass on Sunday’s North London derby as Tottenham defeated Arsenal 2-0. Goals from Son Heung-min and Harry Kane made the difference whilst the Gunners fell flat of Spurs’ relentless run in the Premier League this season. Here are the major takeaways from the game.
Kane and Son – a match made in heaven
It would be a shame not to declare Harry Kane Son Heung-Min are the best striker duo in football at the moment. The North London derby was another instance to stress up the fact as the duo were among the scoresheet while complementing each other as usual. So there are now 18 goals and 13 assists between them in the Premier League this season and if they continue to impress in this fashion, they can become one the best striker duo in Premier League history.
Hojbjerg – the opt midfield general for Mourinho
Many doubted the signing of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg to Tottenham in the summer window and they all must be ready to take back their comments given the ex-Southampton star’s impact this season. Hojbjerg perfectly slotted into the role of a typical midfielder whom Mourinho prefers to do the dirty work. The game against Arsenal was another instance where Hojberg produced another monstrous performance as his presence became too difficult to overcome for the Gunners.
Is Harry Kane the best striker at the moment?
The answers would be mixed as many would lean towards Robert Lewandowski but a true fan of Premier League and the one who has witnessed the growth of Kane would be quick to point out the English striker as the best. Kane has always stayed as underrated as anyone could so far in his career and it is one of the reasons his current stats – 8 goals and 10 assists – will be easily overlooked. In addition, the 27-year-old wouldn’t be getting enough buzz since he currently plays in Europa League.
Mourinho sounds relevant after a long time.
Two decades have passed on, yet a veteran manager like Jose Mourinho, whose values were deemed to be not appropriate for the current era, is bossing the Premier League. It has been a while since the Portuguese gaffer was at the top of his game, and now with him returning to form, it would be a treat to watch every game of Spurs.
Can Spurs win the Premier League title?
It would be too early to make a prediction, but the odds are high for Spurs to create history at the end of this season. Mourinho would be well aware of the fact that the title challenge would only get tough once the competition wears on. Spurs are currently levelled on points with Liverpool but are leading the table by goal difference. Given that Tottenham have already outwitted the likes of Manchester City and Manchester United in the Premier League this season, they wouldn’t be afraid of bringing the fight to every other top team.