Opinion: Five players who let Tottenham down today against Sheffield United

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Tottenham Hotspur fans leave the new stadium disappointed yet again today as they watched their side throw away points from a leading position in the Premier League.

Spurs led 1-0 against the run of play against newly-promoted Sheffield, but couldn’t hang on long enough to secure the three points, despite some help from VAR.

Let’s take a look at the five players who let the side down today:

Harry Kane –

He didn’t look fit enough to start for me today. After suffering from a virus last weekend and playing against Red Star Belgrade in Serbia, Kane should have been rested or subbed off early for Moura. He was a passenger in large parts of the second half.

Heung Min Son –

One of Tottenham’s brightest sparks going forward, but Sonny wasted too many chances for me today. He went down too easy in the box at one stage when he should have been concentrating more on lashing the ball home. He gave up on one Dele Alli ball, assuming he would be offside, when he should have gambled in case the defender played it. He also wasted a number of good crossing opportunities in the second half. Needed a bit more from him today, with his goal flattering the state of his shooting boots.

Eric Dier –

Gave the ball away time and time again. Couldn’t find a Spurs shirt when he continued to clip the ball downfield with his left foot. Got caught out of position on too many occasions. Forced Sanchez to cover him a couple of times. Simply looked lost at centre-back.

Serge Aurier –

Aurier seemed to play as a right-winger for large parts of the second half, refusing to track back and do his defensive duties as a right-back. Lo Celso was left two on one on a couple of occasions. Having said that, Aurier was equally as hopeless at the other end with his wasteful crosses.

Ben Davies –

Was somehow caught too narrow in a back five as a wing-back for Sheffield’s goal, when he should have been out on the touchline covering the opposition right-back. Cost Spurs a goal and a result.

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