Coming into the away match against Southampton this afternoon, Spurs had dropped eight points from their last three games, needing a win to get them back on track.
After the first half, it seemed as if that would be the outcome, with the Lilywhites 1-0 up and unlucky not to be out of sight.
However, a second half defensive horror show and spurned chances saw Spurs gifting a 2-1 win to the Saints.
Spurs are now by no means certainties for the top four this season.
Hugo Lloris – 6
Only really had one save to make up until Southampton’s opener, and that was straight down the middle. Nothing he could have done for either Saints goal.
Danny Rose – 4
No idea what the left back was thinking for Southampton’s equaliser, letting the ball run between his legs rather than hoofing it clear.
Jan Vertonghen – 5
Also should have done better in clearing the equalising goal as it dribbled through the Spurs box. Squandered a couple of good chances in the opposition area too.
Davinson Sanchez – 4
Sloppy in possession, continuing his slightly nervy looking form. Gave away some needless fouls and for some reason just doesn’t look comfortable at the moment.
Kyle Walker-Peters – 5
Had given a decent account of himself through the match, and although he gave away the foul that led to Southampton’s winner, he arguably made the right call to bring his man down.
Eric Dier – 4
You could tell this was his first start since December, as he didn’t look up to the pace of the game, gave the ball away casually on multiple occasions, and simply didn’t look at home in the Spurs side.
Moussa Sissoko – 6
Not his finest performance in a Spurs shirt, but he was head and shoulders above the likes of Dier.
Christian Eriksen – 7
Ran the show in that first half and carved a few good opportunities for himself too. Arguably we should have been talking about him as a man of the match contender with Spurs having scored three or four.
Dele Alli – 8
Scoring him based on the fact that it was his first game back after seven weeks out, Dele Alli was hugely impressive. He slotted back in as if he had missed a single game, set up Kane’s opener, and carved a few other great chances too.
Lucas Moura – 6
Looked sharp in his movement, but slightly loose in his touch at times. Perhaps a product of a lack of starts of late.
Harry Kane – 7
Took his goal well and his movement was top class today, shame he just didn’t have his shooting boots on. Should have had a hattrick.
Heung Min Son – 5
Struggled to make much of an impact
Ben Davies – N/A
Fernando Llorente – N/A
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