Tottenham Bounce Back With Emphatic Win Over Red Star Belgrade
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Tottenham thrashed Red Star Belgrade 5-0 at home in the Champions League to put their recent struggles behind them.

Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son both scored twice, with Erik Lamela also joining in the fun as Spurs rediscovered their spark against their overwhelmed Serbian opponents.

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Having begun the evening bottom of Group B, the victory was enough to move Mauricio Pochettino’s team back into second spot behind leaders Bayern Munich.

It was the German champions who humbled Tottenham 7-2 on this same pitch in their previous European outing, but defeat never looked likely against a miserable Red Star side.

Reacting to the victory, Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino said: “The pressing was there but not as much as I want. I want more. We’ll get there. It’s a massive experience for us as a group that has never lived this type of situation before.

“This type of situation should help us to get stronger. We have three games ahead in Belgrade, Munich and here against Olympiacos. It’s in our hands and we’re in a better position that last season.”