Tottenham left the Liberty Stadium on Saturday with three points in what was a massively important result for the Lilywhites. Three consecutive losses before the international break – two of them in the league – had raised questions in the media about Spurs credentials to stay the course in the race for a Champions League place. Chelsea had regained third and their North London rivals had closed and attempted to increase the pressure by talking of their qualification pedigree for the Champions League.
Spurs needed to respond. Importantly this season, Coach Andr