Spurs ace’s stats prove he was the best player on the pitch against Brighton

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham overcame Brighton at the new stadium last night after a hard fought game. The visitors defended with all 10 outfield players inside their final third on occasions, thus making it difficult for Spurs to play their way through.

In fact, Pochettino’s men struggled to create any clear cut chances in the first half. After the interval, the home side approached the game more aggressively as Tottenham’s defenders played extremely high up the pitch.

Even though Spurs created a couple of good chances and struck the woodwork, the Seagulls still looked like they will hold on for a draw.

However, with little over a minute of normal time remaining, Christian Eriksen unleashed a fearsome shot with his left foot that sailed into the bottom corner.

While the Dane got a lot of plaudits after the game, one player who was a constant menace for the Brighton defence was Danny Rose.

The 28-year-old got up and down the pitch the whole ninety minutes as he continued from where he left off against Manchester City in the Champions League quarterfinals.

Check out Rose’s individual stats from yesterday’s game below:

It certainly looks like the England international is back to his best after a challenging couple of years in which he suffered multiple injuries.

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  1. Statistics measure a quantity of something, that’s all. Try measuring quality while you’re at it. It’s then worth considering the quantity and quality of the other Spurs players on the pitch.


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