Opinion: Five players who were outstanding for Tottenham today

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Another game under Mourinho and another win for Tottenham Hotspur, as they defeated Bournemouth 3-2 at home this evening.

With so many great performances out there for the Lilywhites, let’s take a look at five outstanding performers on a chilly Saturday in North London.

Dele Alli – 

I could just write Dele’s name five times to be honest. The midfield man ran the show today from start to finish, the beating heart of the vast majority of Tottenham’s attacking moves. He took both of his goals remarkably well, especially the second, as well as setting up Moussa Sissoko’s finish. Dele really looks to be blossoming under the new regime.

Heung Min Son – 

While Sonny is used to getting on the scoresheet himself, and this wasn’t his best game from start to finish, he came up with the moments that mattered. His touch down to assist Dele’s opener was exquisite, as was the cross into Moussa Sissoko for the third.

Moussa Sissoko – 

Sissoko was given a more advanced role today, which I am a little unsure about, but he did his job well. Powerful as ever, the Frenchman drove at the Cherries defence all day long. Took his goal like an in-form Harry Kane and looked dangerous all day.

Davinson Sanchez – 

I’m picking Davinson out because I think he had a very underrated performance today. Covered for Toby early on with a superb challenge, as well as making a number of key tackles throughout the match. Sanchez was so dominant in the air today, Bournemouth barely had a sniff from their abundance of crosses and corners.

Jan Vertonghen – 

I think Jan thrived in that new position today, playing as a left centre-back in attack and a left-back in defence. He made some crunching tackles, including that one in the final minute that effectively earned Spurs all three points. His passing was immaculate today too.

Honourable mention – Toby Alderweireld

This man’s range of passing today was out of this world.

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