Tottenham Hotspur were absolutely woeful in their Premier League match against Sheffield United this evening, falling to a 3-1 defeat against the Blades.
Harry Kane notched late on to spare some sort of embarrassment in terms of the scoreline, but the Lilywhites will be hanging their heads in shame tonight.
Let’s take a look at the five players who let the side and the fans down today:
Serge Aurier – I’m not sure whether I have ever seen a more dismal crossing performance from a wide player that Aurier today. Wasted so many nice moves in the first half when Harry Kane and company were waiting in the box. In terms of his defending, it was the usual inconsistencies from Aurier.
Davinson Sanchez – Seems to struggle to do the simple stuff when it comes to defending his own box. Sanchez was all over the place today, particularly when Sheffield got in behind and looked to cut it back into the box.
Eric Dier – He started off so well in the first half but it quickly went to pieces. Clearly earmarked as the new leader in the back line for Spurs, Dier went to sleep for every single cut back from the byline, gravitating towards the goal rather than marking the players or the danger areas.
Ben Davies – Disappointing crosses at one end and hopeless defending at the other. Like Dier and Sanchez, Davies kept getting pulled towards his own goal when Sheffield made it to the byline, leaving them with easy tap in after easy tap in.
Heung-min Son – Barely remembered he was playing until the final moments when he set up Harry Kane’s tap-in. Son should be the one driving Spurs up the pitch, keeping the ball, and taking the game to Sheffield. Instead, he rarely found space and the few times he got on the ball, he fell flat.
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