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Five massive positives Tottenham can take from the 2-0 win over West Ham United
By Bruce Grove -

One win over a very average opponent does not make a season and Spurs still have a long way to go if they are to grab a Champions League spot come the end of the season.

However, despite the poor opposition, there were still some good positives to take from the game, in fact, I would say massive positives.

Eric Dier and Davinson Sanchez partnership

For the second game running Dier and Sanchez looked a strong solid partnership at the heart of the Tottenham defence and that is huge when you consider how leaky the defence has been for most of this season.

Harry Kane scoring

Kane always takes time to get back into his groove when he comes off a long lay off and it has taken him just two games to find the back of the net. He looked almost back to his best last night, yeah sure there is still some rustiness but the way he left the West Ham defence for dead and the way he put the ball away shows he is almost there.

Giovani Lo Celso midfield masterclass

The Argentine is a baller of the highest order, he totally dominated the midfield, he was always looking for an opening, he oozes creativity, he has great vision and he is going to frighten the life out of the opponents going forward. He was the man of the match last night easily.

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More fluid football

OK, it was only West Ham but just a few months ago Tottenham was playing negative football against teams on the Hammers level and getting beat. It was refreshing to see a tiny bit of the Spurs of old and it shows that Mourinho can set the team up to play more positive fluid football if he is so inclined.

Players getting sharper and fitter

Son Heung-min, Dele Alli, Lucas Moura were not at their best last night, especially Alli and Lucas. Those two desperately needed game time and they got it and they will be much better next time out because of the on-field time they got last night. Son was sharper and fitter than when he played against United and taking four points from our first two games and getting a good few of our players sharper and fitter is a massive bonus.

There were more positives for sure, Ben Davies actually getting forward more often as an example but the five I have listed, to me, are huge positives and we will reap the benefits in our upcoming games.

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