Opinion: Tottenham’s three winners and three losers of the week

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It has been a great week for Tottenham Hotspur, who collected six points from their two games moving them up to fifth in the table with a game in hand.

After an impressive week, Tottenham Hotspur have suddenly made some ground on the top four clubs.

However, which players stood out this week and which left a lot to be desired?


Ben Davies

Since Antonio Conte has arrived at Tottenham, he has sparked Ben Davies into life. Throughout this week’s two games Ben Davies was an assured presence at the back making very few mistakes.

I think we may be seeing Ben Davies’ best form in a Tottenham shirt. He was always an option in the attacking areas this week, playing the role of overlapping centre back brilliantly.

Whilst I do believe he still isn’t good enough for Spurs, it was a positive week for the Welsh international.

Son Heung-Min 

Now, this is a player who many fans would expect to see on a list like this. After a quiet few weeks, Son rediscovered his goal-scoring form this week with two goals in as many matches.

His link-up play with Kane and Lucas Moura was also very impressive throughout the two games. The Korean international was constantly on the move, pressing and making some good runs in both matches.

With the Christmas period here, it is great to see Son back in the form we need him in.

Oliver Skipp

A man of the match performance against Brentford and impressive display against his old side Norwich lands Skipp on this list. The young man is quickly turning into a vital part of this Spurs side.

In both games he was everywhere. All over the pitch, constantly making tackles and pressing high, and acting as a link between the defence and attack.

Oliver Skipp is quickly becoming the engine Conte needs in that midfield, and one of the first names on the team sheet.

Now for those who weren’t so influential.


Harry Kane

Now this one may be a little controversial. Whilst he had one of his better weeks this season, for a man of his standards it simply isn’t good enough.

The arrival of Conte left me certain Kane would be back on the scoresheet, especially against the likes of Brentford and Norwich.

However, four games in and Kane still hasn’t found the net in the premier league under Conte. Worrying times for a man of his quality.

Japhet Tanganga

Whilst I do have a lot of hope for this young man, it just wasn’t his week.

Featured as a substitute against Brentford, he then came into the starting eleven on Sunday and didn’t exactly shine. I thought he was losing the battle early in the second half against Brandon Williams and Conte agreed, substituting him.

The future is bright for Japhet I’m sure, just not his week.

Norwich and Brentford

Now whilst this feature is three winners and losers, I honestly thought the team played well this week. Therefore, I couldn’t pick a third loser.

Whilst there will be tougher tasks ahead, two wins and clean sheets is a step in the right direction. With a game in hand, giving us a chance to the top 4, this season is slowly turning around.

A crucial conference league game on Thursday and a trip to Brighton poses a tougher week than the one just gone. It will be interesting to see who shines and underperforms this week with the Covid outbreak set to cause Conte a headache.


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