Tottenham Hotspur grabbed a vital away point at the Emirates today, but the draw will feel bitter after the Lilywhites led the game 2-0.
A win would have been a huge boost for Pochettino’s men after a tough start to the season, but they will have to make do with just the one point on the board.
Let’s take a look at the five Tottenham players who performed well out there today:
Heung Min Son –
He definitely tired towards the end of the match, but Sonny was Tottenham’s biggest threat by far going forward. He had a couple of big chances to score himself, being denied by Leno, while he also won the penalty that Kane converted in the first half. Looks to really be up and running in the Prem after just two games back. It’s just a shame he couldn’t grab a winner today.
Toby Alderweireld –
In the midst of a pretty shaky defence, Alderweireld stood out as the one steady performer. Stopped a number of big Arsenal chances and breakaways, defended well in the air, and started a few attacks with his raking balls. I’m not surprised, but I am impressed.
Christian Eriksen –
Baring in mind the fact that all the talk leading up to this was surrounding whether Eriksen would stay or leave, the Great Dane performed admirably. In the first half, he pulled the strings from the middle of the park and even opened the scoring by following in nicely. Tired towards the end as most Spurs players did, but I was impressed.
Giovani Lo Celso –
It was only a brief cameo, but I liked what I saw from the Argentine. He looked fast, extremely good on the ball, hardworking, and had a good eye for a final ball. Once he is fit enough to start, Spurs could have a real player on their hands.
Covered a lot of ground in the centre of the park and you can tell he is a boyhood Spurs fan as he was willing to die out there for the result. Put his bad performance against Newcastle behind him and stood out today. Still improvements to be made, but nice to see him not fall back into a slump.
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