In the space of 45 minutes Louis Saha won over a huge proportion of Spurs fans who were wondering just why Harry Redknapp had moved to secure the Frenchman at the end of the transfer window.
One game doesn’t prove everything however and although the striker looked sharp, he will need to stay fit through the rest of the campaign to convince the club that he is worthy of a further contract. For now however, Saha is delighted with his dream start.
“It was a great, great feeling,” Saha said.
“I am not that young, but it’s just like I was living the dream of a young boy – to make your debut and score on your home ground, it’s just amazing.”
Louis also reserved praise for Emmanuel Adebayor who set up both of his debut goals.
“Adebayor was immense,” he added. “Physically, his work-rate and desire to get involved in everything was great.
“He was involved in everything. It’s dead easy to play with him and he is a great character to be around.”
When VDV in particular returns to full fitness it will prove to be a nice selection headache for Harry to have but should he go out of his way to accommodate Saha based on this performance?