A very comfortable game for us from the stats and it seemed even easier from the armchair view. I just thought that Poch’s comments were spot on. We didn’t kill the game off when we should have and the result is all the more disappointing for that reason. Now the criticisms. The Poch philosophy is taking shape. The green shoots are there. This was a better performance then any of the ones under the two managers last season. We looked like a team and some of the passing was silky. The interchanges were also superb at times. I agree with the earlier comment by @mpickard2087 that we need to be better without the ball. The collective movement broke down at times and we looked static waiting for someone else in the team to restart the flow. While some players press, Lamela in particular, others have not mastered the art and its is a haphazard process. As a team I think our pressing game still has a long way to go. While we stroked the ball around and kept possession, we need to turn the possession into goals and I thought we lacked that killer instinct to take the game by the scruff of the neck even when we were dominating. Good teams dont squander the opportunities that come from such dominant possession. So to the positives, when we do get our A Game together, as we did a number of times in the match, we look positively unplayable. This is definitely a work in progress but some of the passing and interchange and movement between players was superb. However, even though the fluidity breaks down, it is going to come together and that is the most positive thing I saw against Sunderland. The engine is starting to move smoothly but there are still a few jerky gear shifts. Yes, a very definite work in progress but a bloody pleasing one. I thought Eriksen had a superb game, controlling the flow and showing the awareness that he has to press as well. He is my MOTM. Lamela and Dembele were immense and come closely behind. Strong performances from Chadli, Ade, Rose, Capoue and Chiriches. Rose looked superb on the attack and looks a different player under Poch. Dier looked skittish and lacking confidence when being run at and he is not a RB but the lad put in a good shift even though he was culpable for their goal. Kaboul had some poor moments but generally kept Wickham quiet. Lloris did not have much to do and was blindsided by what I thought were deflections for both goals. A nice little cameo from Stambouli when he came on. He shows good movement and awareness and likes to tackle. I feel sorry for Harry but the whole team will learn from this and Poch will have them sorting these mistakes out on Monday in training. All in all, a great team performance showing marked improvement overall. I think things are looking bright and we are on the way to getting our Tottenham back! Lets just be patient as fans and let Poch develop these lads. There are a lot of youngsters in the side and it will take time, but the progress so far is very pleasing!