Opinion: Five players who did themselves proud against Leicester this weekend

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Tottenham Hotspur may have lost at the weekend, but I was very impressed with the performance up until the final moments of the match.

I thought Spurs came out with a high tempo and good intent, rewarded by that Harry Kane goal and what should have been a second from Aurier.

Despite the 2-1 loss, I believe that a number of players should be proud of the job they did out there, with just a couple letting the side down.

Harry Winks –

Utterly superb. This lad gets better with each passing game and has definitely been my player of the season after these first few weeks. Winks ran the show from the centre of the park, with driving runs, quick and accurate passing, and fizzing balls straight through the middle of the Leicester defence into the likes of Kane and Son.

Erik Lamela –

While he has started the season well, I am always dying to see more consistency from Lamela across an entire match. We finally saw this from the Argentine against Leicester as he ran non-stop all game. He closed things down, won the ball, created chances, passed well, and on another day would have had a couple of assists to his name. I love to see his work-rate and passion and would like to see it in some of the other players.

Harry Kane –

What a finish. I’m still not sure quite how he managed to lift that ball over the Leicester keeper whilst falling over, but I am somehow not surprised either. It was a good showing from Kane, but he was once again forced to feed off very little. Spurs need to find a way of getting this lad more chances, because he will score them.

Serge Aurier –

Defensively, he jumped in needlessly a few times, letting Leicester in down their left-hand side. However, his general performance deserved the goal he was so cruelly denied by VAR. Aurier offered a constant threat down the right flank and also had some decent end product. Looks to be far more comfortable in that first-team right-back spot than anyone else.

Moussa Sissoko –

Much like Harry Winks, I though Sissoko bossed things in the centre of the pitch. Using his unrivalled physicality and power, the Frenchman broke the Leicester lines time and time again, creating space for others in and around the final third. Looks to be getting back to top fitness and form now.

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