Spurs’ challenge for the Premier League 2019-20 season nearly got off to a bad start against newly promoted Aston Villa.
Pochettino’s side found themselves with their back behind the walls as McGinn put Villa in front in the ninth minute of the game.
They failed to draw level against Villa at Half-time with Spurs only hitting a single shot on target.
With Tottenham trailing Villa after the First Half, a lot of people were already saying that their Title hopes were already over.
Is it too early to say that Spurs are out of the title race? #TOTAVL— Nikola Traykov (@niktraykov) August 10, 2019
Spurs really dont want to be in the title race— Audiz (@Audiz17) August 10, 2019
If Spurs lose this game they are out of the title race. They go to City next. Lose that and there is no way back. Which is ridiculous to say after game week 1, but it is nonetheless true. This is the new reality.— Paul Anthoney (@Panthoney) August 10, 2019
Who said spurs were title challengers?— Aadil (@aadilkhan642) August 10, 2019
Spurs taking over city and liverpool and challenging for the title is going well— thescousecrusader (@Thebatmanofbelf) August 10, 2019
The second half saw the same story repeat as they were unable to take their chances to draw level.
Finally Tanguy Ndombele’s strike helped tie the match. The club record signing scored on his debut with a curled strike from 25 yards.
Kane put the hosts on top with just four minutes remaining lashing on a loose ball after Erik Lamela’s shot pinged off Tyrone Mings and Bjorn Engels.
He scored again three minutes later to put the result to rest. As Pochettino and his men breathed a huge sigh of relief.
It really was not the most impressive display from a side vying to compete for the title but they can’t be written off so soon.
Tottenham play Manchester City next Saturday in their next round of Premier League fixtures.