Tottenham hammer PSG: 5 lessons from the Spurs victory

ORLANDO, FL - JULY 22: Christian Eriksen
ORLANDO, FL - JULY 22: Christian Eriksen /
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ORLANDO, FL – JULY 22: Christian Eriksen
ORLANDO, FL – JULY 22: Christian Eriksen /

Tottenham eased past PSG 4-2 and learned some valuable lessons

No one at Tottenham will get too high or too low after their 4-2 win over PSG in last night’s friendly. Even so, Spurs were able to learn some important lessons in their comfortable win over the Parisian giants.

That is, of course, what these sorts of matches are for. Mauricio Pochettino is smart enough to know that drawing long-term conclusions after just one match is foolish. Instead, the Argentine gaffer will use the PSG match to begin to inform his opinion about a number of his own players.

That’s certainly good news for a few Spurs players. In particular, Tottenham’s defenders had an opening half to forget. Mistakes by Cameron Carter-Vickers and Kyle Walker-Peters handed PSG two simple goals. On the other hand, a brilliant strike by Christian Eriksen combined with Eric Dier’s dogged defense goal kept Spurs on level terms at the break.

The second half was marred by Kevin Trapp’s ridiculous red card in the first minute of stanza number two. His foolish handling of the ball outside his own penalty box gave Tottenham a man advantage for almost the entire second half. That fact made it more difficult for Pochettino to evaluate his troops during the second 45 minutes.

Nonetheless, the Spurs manager was able to learn some valuable lessons about his squad yesterday. Read on to discover the top five lessons that Pochettino learned after his team’s 4-2 victory. Several Tottenham stars really helped their standing with their manager with their impressive performances.