Much of the praise following last night’s match was directed towards Giovanni dos Santos as the Mexican turned in his best performance in a Tottenham shirt.
Gio was at the heart of the Tottenham comeback, putting in the cross for Pav’s goal before spraying a Hoddle-esque pass out to Townsend on the left that led to the second. Finally, Gio found himself in space to seal the win with an unstoppable left foot finish.
It was an unsettling summer for the Mexican who had fully expected to leave the club before the end of the transfer window. Ultimately, a late deal to Spain was called off and the player had harsh words for Harry at the time.
However, Gio seemed to be enjoying his football last night and OK, so it was only Shamrock Rovers, but reports this morning are suggesting that he could repeat the feat of Gareth Bale and suddenly become a star at the Lane, after it seemed his career was over.
As far as the Premiership is concerned, Dos Santos is likely to be restricted to substitute appearances unless there is a rush of injuries but a repeat of last night’s performance in the league could yet see him forge a career at Spurs.