There were suggestions from Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson that Tottenham Hotspur were in danger of suffering from a ‘hangover’ following last Wednesday’s Champions League exit.
When Mauricio Pochettino’s side took to the pitch for the first time since getting knocked out of the competition in the last-16 stage by Juventus, they did have an early wobble.
The team conceded a goal from Junior Stanislas in the seventh minute of their Premier League game against Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium on Sunday.
Matters got worse when Harry Kane was forced off the pitch around the half-hour mark with a suspected ankle injury following a collision with Bournemouth goalkeeper Asmir Begovic.
His teammates came to the rescue, though, as Tottenham turned the match around thanks to goals from Dele Alli, Serge Aurier and a brace from Son Heung-min.
The latter may be required to take the goal burden off Kane if the England international is facing a spell on the sidelines, but that should not be too much of a problem given that Son has scored 18 goals in all competitions so far this season.
Erik Lamela, who replaced Kane in the match, took to Twitter after the final whistle and posted a simple message, perfectly summing up the result on the south coast.
— Erik Manuel Lamela (@ErikLamela) March 11, 2018