Tottenham youngster Eric Dier and team-mate Jan Vertonghen have said the win over Sunderland was important to get their season finally off and running.
Dier, who put on a strong display in midfield, believes Spurs must continue in the same vein of form with important fixtures against Manchester City and Crystal Palace on the horizon.
Vertonghen, who received a booking at the Stadium of Light, told Sky Sports that Mauricio Pochettino’s side deserved the win over the Black Cats but feared it was heading for a 0-0 draw.
With their first win of the season under their belts, the defensive duo now look forward to the visit of FK Qarabag on Thursday night when the Europa League returns.
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