Tottenham Hotspur are certainly back to winning ways in the Premier League and in some style, defeating Burnley 4-0 in North London.
Let’s take a look at how the individual players got on:
Hugo Lloris – 7 – Only had simple saves to make but he made them well.
Serge Aurier – 8 – Pushed high and was a constant attacking outlet on the overlap when Bale drifted infield. Left some space in behind but I guess that was part of the plan.
Davinson Sanchez – 10 – His best game in a Spurs shirt in a good while. Kept things simple, got his body in the way and passed it off. Didn’t take silly risks or make any foolish mistakes.
Toby Alderweireld – 9 – A great leader at the back there, begging the question – why hasn’t he been starting more. Arguably still Spurs’ most consistent central defender. Some great long balls too.
Sergio Reguilon – 9 – He pace at which he flies up and down the left side all game seems to defy all logic. A bundle of energy and another great assist for the Spaniard.
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg – 8 – A couple of questionable passes/touches in the first 20 minutes or so but soon got into his no-nonsense rhythm. A great defensive force.
Tanguy Ndombele – 8.5 – I think this is the Ndombele we thought we were going to get. Deep lying playmaker who never loses the ball and dictates play from the middle of the pitch.
Lucas Moura – 8.5 – We’ll let him off for that woeful miss. Moura represented a much-needed outlet of pressure and pace in the centre, making the most of his dribbling. What a finish for his eventual goal too!
Heung-min Son – 9 – Set the tone of the match with that cross into Bale in the second minute. Looked so dangerous in the second half, grabbed another assist and was unlucky not to score too.
Gareth Bale – 10 – Kept his incredible form going with an early goal and assist. As if that wasn’t enough, Bale then added a second goal after the break. It seems as if his gradual process at Tottenham has been well worth the wait.
Harry Kane – 9 – Burnley let Kane drop into the pockets and it was a predictable mistake. The centre-forward dictated the match with his long-range passing and scored a goal of his own to boot.
Dele Alli – 6.5 – Nice to see him back on the pitch in the Premier League. Unfortunately, the game had died down by then.
Erik Lamela – 6 – Didn’t see a whole lot of the ball after coming on but did okay.
Matt Doherty – N/A
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