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Tottenham 4-1 Southampton: Spurs take easy win over Saints on opening weekend of new Premier League season | Tottenham 4-1 Southampton Football News

Tottenham manager Antonio Conte believes it’s ‘common sense’ not to sign new players in the summer after kicking off the new Premier League season with a comfortable 4-1 win over Southampton at home.

A superb down volley from James Ward-Prowse put the visitors ahead in the 12th minute, but Ryan Sessegnon equalized just nine minutes later when Ryan Sessegnon scored Spurs’ first Premier League goal with a header from the back post.

Spurs took the lead at half-time after Eric Dier scored his first goal in three years in the 31st minute for Antonio Conte’s side.

Southampton defender Mohamed Salis scored a comical own goal in the 61st minute for Tottenham’s third goal of the afternoon before Dejan Kulusevski quickly scored a fourth for a spectacular curling finish.

However, victory came when Conte did not start all of his new signings Ivan Perisic, Yves Bisuma, Clément Lenglet, Fraser Forster and Jed Spence from the bench and suspended Richarlison. rice field.

Perisic, Bissuma and Langre were brought on in the second half, but when asked why they didn’t sign new players, the Italian replied, “I think I was using common sense so I’m not surprised.

“At this moment, we are starting a new season and the old players did a great job last season, qualifying for the Champions League.In the last 10 games, we have played really well and had great results. I think I did.

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Tottenham manager Antonio Conte said he was pleased with Spurs’ performance in their 4-1 win over Southampton on opening day.

“My message was very clear: I have a lot of trust in my old players. I can do it.

“Thanks to the old players, I am a step ahead of the new players.This is why I prefer to rely on the old players.I think it was right after this match and the final result.

“But I’m really happy because there are new signatories joining our process and they’re helping us improve, but at the same time they have to know they have to fight. It gives you the possibility of rotation.

Tottenham Hotspur's Ivan Perisic during a pre-season friendly at Glasgow's Ibrox Stadium. Shooting date: Saturday, July 23, 2022
Spurs new signing Ivan Perisic comes on as second half substitute against Saints

“Right now we have one game a week, but from September we will start playing every three days and have to rotate.

I think that was the initial goal and I was very clear with the club and they were in full agreement with me.

How the Spurs bounced back strong against the weak Saints…

At Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Spurs fans have been waiting for the Premier League game at home at 3pm on Saturday for nearly three years, and there is plenty of optimism after a hectic transfer campaign. was given.

But hopes were quickly dashed when captain Ward Prowse took a stunning lead after the away team, which had acquired three new players this summer, volleyed Moussa Djenepo’s clip cross. .

Sessegnon, the preferred left-back ahead of Perisic, lived up to Conte’s confidence by quickly equalizing from a whipped cross from Krussevski.

Ryan Sessegnon equalizer celebrating Spurs scoring
Ryan Sessegnon celebrates Spurs’ equalizing goal

It was another header from a defender when Dier maintained solid form at the end of last season and deftly nodded to Son Heung-min’s cross to give Spurs the lead.

Sessegnon nearly scored a second just seconds after the restart, but his low finish was ruled out for offside.

Despite Ralph Hasenfutl’s switch of tactics at halftime, the Spurs continued to dominate the Saints, with Salis comically scoring an Emerson Royale cross-cum shot (61).

A shocked Saints defense conceded again two minutes later. became.

Man of the Match: Dejan Kulusevski

Dejan Kulusevski’s goals and assists continue his form from last season and his quality on the ball has caused many problems for Southampton.

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Tottenham vs Southampton FPL stats

Target Sessegnon, Dier, Salisu OG, Kulusevski; WordProwse
assist Krussevsky, Son, Royal (2); Genepo
bonus points Krusevsky (3pts), Ward Prowse (2pts), Royal (1pts)

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Opta stats: Spurs’ biggest opening day win since 1986

  • Tottenham’s 4-1 win was their biggest opening day of the league season since their 3-0 win over Aston Villa in August 1986.
  • Southampton have lost all four Premier League season opening games under Ralph Hasenhuttl, the worst 100% loss record for a manager in the competition.
  • Tottenham have won 10 of their last 12 home Premier League matches against Southampton (L2), scoring at least two goals in nine of them.
  • Southampton lost their last four Premier League games last season, losing six in a row in February 2021, before losing five in a row for the second time under Ralf Hasenhüttl. D2 L10), shipping a total of 34 goals.

what’s next?

london derby between Chelsea When tottenham Streamed live at Stamford Bridge sky sportsKick off is at 4:30pm on Sunday 14th August.

Sunday, August 14, 4:00 p.m.

4:30pm kick off

Southampton is set for the visit of Leeds at St. Mary’s on Saturday, August 13 at 3:00 p.m.