By Dominic Toner
Toby Alderweireld believes that Tottenham must be more “clinical” in front of goal.
Spurs continued their unbeaten league start to the season on Saturday, with a narrow 2-1 victory against Middlesbrough.
Attacker Heung-Min Son netted a first-half brace to secure the three points but they had to survive a nervous ending to the game with just a one-goal lead.
Spurs have won three matches this season just by the odd goal and will be keen to put future opponents out of sight.
Spurs defender Alderweireld believes that Spurs need to be ruthless in attack if they want to be considered an elite team, as quoted by the club’s official Twitter account.
“We have to be more clinical and if you want to be a top team you need to finish those chances and finish the game,” he said,
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) September 25, 2016
The result has seen Mauricio Pochettino’s side rise to second in the table and leaves them four points behind Manchester City.
Dutch forward Vincent Janssen led the line against Middlesbrough for just the second time in the Premier League and is still searching for his first league goal.
The 22-year-old opened his account for Spurs against Gillingham mid-week and will hope to replicate that form in the league.
Janssen moved to White Hart Lane in the summer and is now expected to be the club’s first-choice striker for the foreseeable future, with Spurs still waiting to hear the extent of Harry Kane’s ankle injury.
Spurs currently hold the best defensive record in the league, with just three goals conceded, and will hope to add more goals to their game.
Leaders Manchester City have already scored eight more goals than Spurs after six league matches.
In other Tottenham team news, Ossie Ardiles gave his Twitter verdict following the club’s win against Middlesbrough.