Tony Cascarino has said that he cannot remember Son Heung-min delivering as poor a performance as he did against Luton Town last Saturday.
Tottenham should have been out of sight within the first 20 minutes at Kenilworth Road as they missed four gilt-edged chances to take the lead.
The home side somehow managed to hold on for the rest of the half and when Yves Bissouma got his marching orders just before half-time, Tottenham fans would have feared the worst.
However, this team once again demonstrated that they are made of sterner stuff than the Spurs sides of the past, defending resolutely and emerging with a hard-fought 1-0 win.
The goal came from an unlikely source in Micky van de Ven, who found the back of the net for the first time in a Tottenham shirt after some excellent play from James Maddison down the right.
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Cascarino has pointed to the performances of Son and Richarlison as potential sources of concern for Postecoglou.
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The pundit told talkSPORT (8/10 6:40 am): “The thing that stuck out for me yesterday was the determination of the team. If you think about this, they’ve lost Harry Kane. Richarlison they carried, they carrying him at the moment.
“He was off after 45 minutes yesterday and Son was really poor. So you’ve already got three forwards that I just mentioned and they’ve gone on to win a game. Fair play to [Ange] Postecoglou yesterday because he saw the danger, he reacted to it.
“I can’t remember Son playing [that badly], he was just not the Son we know he can be and he’s been brilliant at times this season.
“Richarlison, I don’t know what they do with Richarlison because it feels like he just hasn’t got a good game in him at the moment. He’s just not playing to the level that he would want as a manager.”
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Richarlison is struggling a bit for confidence at the moment and is snatching at shots as you would expect of a player who is desperate to score. I am hopeful that his luck will change as soon as he finds the back of the net a couple of times and gets his belief back.