Spurs’ Top 10 Goals of the Season so Far
With currently no matches played in any of the championships, let’s take a look at the top 10 Goals of the 2019/2020 season so far!
If you’re self isolating or even if you just find a quiet moment at work, why not cheer yourself up by finding a few minutes to watch this video. It’s a walk through the season’s best goals so far and while it’s been a difficult campaign, there are some belters in here.
1. Tanguy Ndombele vs Aston Villa
It’s easy to look back in hindsight and suggest that this was where our troubles began. We were a goal down to Villa for over an hour but at the time, we felt it was just a blip.
Ndombele’s goal also promised more from our record signing. The French international had only scored three league goals in three seasons prior to this opener but his calm finish from the edge of the box promised so much more.
2. Erik Lamela vs Manchester City
What a frustrating player Erik Lamela can be. He’s the last of the Magnificent Seven – the players who were collectively brought in to replace Gareth Bale although some long term injuries are partly behind his extended stay. He doesn’t score many but he is capable of brilliance at times and while this strike against Manchester City at the start of the season wasn’t up there with the best, it was a memorable effort and one that helped secure a 2-2 draw against the defending EPL Champions.
VAR played a part too but at that stage of the campaign, things were looking bright.
3. Serge Aurier vs Olympiakos
Reading social media can be a thankless task when trying to get some fans’ opinions for this site and Serge Aurier underlines this fact more than most. Literally, he’s our most consistent player one week and the next, he needs to be the first one shipped out in the summer. Perhaps that’s just extreme differing opinions rather than anyone contradicting themselves but anyway…
Before we get sidetracked into rants about the season, let’s just enjoy this. One thing is certain and for a full back, Serge has some eye for goal.
4. Dele Alli vs Manchester United
Ok so let’s not get started about Dele Alli. It’s not been his best season but there has been the occasional sign of his brilliant best and this goal against Manchester United is a case in point. Serge Aurier was involved again and, as the attack seemed to be going nowhere, a flick and a finish from Dele saw the ball in the back of the net.
That’s what we can get with Dele: Goals from nowhere so let’s stay positive and hope that we start to see this on a more consistent basis once again.
5. Harry Kane vs Burnley
This game marked the high point under Jose Mourinho this season and it won’t be the last time that a goal against Burnley features in this section. It’s also the first from Harry Kane and the sort of early, long range effort that he’s known for when at the peak of his powers.
Rumours over Kane’s future are rife in the gossip columns but he’s stated his allegiance to the club and we most hope he follows through on those commitments. It’s not his fault that there is no back up while he’s in the treatment room so let’s enjoy this belter and look forward to many, many similar efforts from our key striker
6. Son Heung-Min vs Burnley
You must have guessed this was coming? Even if the 2019/20 campaign does get concluded we can’t see anything surpassing this effort from Sonny. Dribbling the length of the pitch, beating strikers, midfielders and defenders before calming slotting past Nick Pope.
This is a thing of great beauty and, never mind the goal of the season, we’re already crowning Sonny’s strike as the goal of the decade.
7. Ryan Sessegnon vs Bayern Munich
We don’t particularly want to recall the two group games against Bayern Munich but if there is a highlight from those matches, this is it. The build up was a little scrappy and the ball broke to Sessegnon in a fortuitous manner but the calm and explosive finish gives just a small hint as to what he may bring to the side in games to come.
Another player who hasn’t enjoyed a best first season, can Ryan prove the doubters wrong in 2020/21 and beyond?
8. Lucas Moura vs Wolves
Like Sessegnon’s effort, this goal from Lucas Moura features an explosive finish out of nowhere following a scrappy build up. We expected a lot from Lucas this year after his Champions League heroics and his two hat tricks at the end of last season but it’s not been the best campaign from the Brazilian.
He’s another player who divides opinion but this was one of his brightest moments in the current season and it’s certainly an effort worth watching again.
9. Christian Eriksen vs Norwich City
Eriksen left us in January as Lamela became the last of the magnificent seven and some fans were happy to see the Dane go. It had been a difficult last few months for the midfielder but he left us with one final reminder of what he could do when at his best.
Across six and a half years at White Hart Lane, Eriksen scored 69 goals and many of them were just brilliant. OK so the cynics will say that Norwich left a big target and this did take a tiny deflection but we’re not listening this time. It was probably time for him to go but we will miss Christian Eriksen at his absolute best.
10. Steven Bergwijn vs Manchester City
Eriksen left and Steven Bergwijn came in to score this beauty on his debut. With Sonny hitting a purple patch in front of goal, things were looking very positive as we inflicted this 2-0 defeat on the Premier League Champions and Bergwijn’s chest and volley offered great hope for the run in.
It wasn’t to be: Son is injured, Bergwijn is injured but will we have a happy ending after all? With the season on hold and Euro 2020 postponed, we might just see Kane, Son and Bergwijn back before the end of the campaign. Could their return propel us back into the Champions League places and could we see more stunning goals that sneak their way onto this impressive list?