Former Liverpool manager Graeme Souness had high words of praise for two Tottenham players after what he labeled as a faultless performance by them. However, it’s not Harry Kane, Cristian Eriksen or Heung-min Son that the Reds legend was talking about.
Souness instead singled out Toby Alderweireld and Davinson Sanchez for their defensive solidarity. The 65-year-old who was doing punditry for Sky Sports was assessing Tottenham’s 6-2 thrashing of Everton on Goodison Park on Sunday.
Speaking after the game on Sky Sports (23/12), Souness said: “We talk about the goals they score, but for me the two center-backs, Sanchez and Alderweireld were fabulous, faultless near enough, that’s a basis to keep believing and doing what you’re doing for those players going forward.”
Sanchez was reunited with Alderweireld at the heart of Tottenham’s defence, after returning from an injury lay off.
While there were some nervy moments at the back for Spurs early in the game with the Merseysiders even taking the lead, Tottenham began to take control of the game as it slowed down and attacked with devastating effect time and again through the likes of Alli, Kane, Son, and Eriksen.
After the game, Souness conceded that Spurs on their day are more than a match for anyone. He added: “They are the real deal, no doubt about it, when they’re firing they’re as good to watch as anyone.”
Tottenham fans will be hoping they can continue their rich vein of form through this busy Christmas period as games follow thick and fast.
Next up, is Bournemouth at Wembley tomorrow afternoon.
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