Spurs got their Champions League campaign back on track tonight by hammering Red Star Belgrade 5-0 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side have been in wretched form so far this season, winning just three of their 12 games in all competitions, but they started brightly tonight and found themselves 2-0 up via Harry Kane and Son Heung Min within 16 minutes.
South Korean attacker Son then killed the game off on the stroke of half time when he tapped home a Erik Lamela cross from close range. Last seasons finalists looked to be enjoying their football for the first time in a long time, and Lamela and Kane put the icing on the cake with second-half strikes.
Speaking after the game, Spurs talisman Kane admitted that the convincing win was just what his struggling side needed, although he did admit the North London outfit still have a long way to go to rediscover their very best form.
“Great, exactly what we needed to do. We know we have had a tough run of results and that was the perfect way to respond,” Kane told BT Sport.
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“We wanted to come out of the blocks and press high. Of course we needed to score early on but we were ruthless in front of goal and got the clean sheet as well.
“The most important thing was the win. To win 5-0 was exactly what we needed.
“We’ve got a long way to go. Hopefully we can build on this. Liverpool is a tough game coming up, obviously they have started the season fantastic, but hopefully we can win that game.”