Tottenham Hotspur 4 Leeds United 3 – another 4-3 thriller. Again, our defense was exposed. After being in the lead three times Leeds lose.
This was difficult territory for Leeds without Bamford, Rodrigo and Raphinha – no proper attacking force. A significant deficiency for the strength of the first team. Conte had just taken over coaching Spurs and there will be an inevitable improvement. Remaining players had to step up - with Daniel James scoring his first goal for Leeds.
This was a superlative team effort today with the quality of passing and moving to create the opportunities relentless. And a defence led by Llorrente that stood up to Kane, Bale and Son. Leeds have now in 2021 seen off all the top teams with a draw or win. Spurs' champions League hopes are killed off.
It was always going to be a tough match against, like Man United, an inform team with a plan. It was clear early on Maurinho’s plan was to soak up the Leeds attack and then counter-attack in force. It produced…