Tottenham Hotspur legend Micky Hazard has expressed his delight at the prospect of a front three of Son Heung-min, Harry Kane and Gareth Bale, with Dele Alli at No. 10, for the rest of the season.
Kane and Son are well established at centre-forward and on the left flank, but Jose Mourinho has tended to vary his selections on the right side of attack, with the likes of Lucas Moura and Steven Bergwijn vying with Bale for the role.
Tanguy Ndombele has been starting at No. 10, with Giovani Lo Celso also in contention for the role, but the Argentine’s injury issues have often left Mourinho with little choice as to who deploy behind the main striker.
Bale and Alli weren’t in Mourinho’s first-team plans for large parts of the season, but both have impressed the manager in recent weeks, and in Wednesday’s Europa League last-32 second leg against Wolfsberger, both featured and did superbly.
Alli, who was named at No. 10 behind Carlos Vinicius, reminded everyone of his quality with a wonderful overhead kick after just 10 minutes, controlling and improvising from Doherty’s ball into the box.
He then provided a superb assist early in the second half, crossing for Vinicius to thump home a header, and as a cherry on top, sent a great pass for Bale to sweep home Spurs’ third on the night.
Likewise, the Welshman impressed with his goal and continues to look sharper with each passing match, always looking to make things happen against the Austrians.
Needless to say, Mourinho may have just unearthed a special front four at Spurs following the 4-0 win on the night, and Hazard was certainly excited at the prospect:
Imagine this front 4 for the rest of the season. Son on the left Harry through the middle Bale on the right and Dele behind Kane. Goals galore with that front 4 COYSSSSS
— Micky Hazard (@1MickyHazard) February 24, 2021
Spurs won 8-1 on aggregate to make it into the last 16, and are next in action on Sunday at home to Burnley.