After putting in a solid and mature display against Leicester City on Saturday night, Tottenham have two players in Garth Crooks’ team of the week.
Despite resting both Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen, Spurs were able to carve out an impressive two nil win away from home.
This carried on Tottenham’s best ever start to a Premier League season.
Goals from both Heung Min Son and Dele Alli helped Mauricio Pochettino’s side to all three points ahead of a crucial Champions League tie this week.
Sonny opened the scoring seconds before half time with a superb strike right into the top corner, in typical Son fashion.
Dele Alli then added a second, a carbon copy of his first ever goal for Tottenham.
In the absence of perhaps Tottenham’s two best players, Son and Alli both stepped up to lead the team from the front, showing the strength in depth the side has.
The full TOTW was: Allison. Dalot, Luiz, Young. Alli, Kante, Torreira, Anderson. Salah, Rashford, Son.
Garth had this to say on Alli (BBC): “When Dele Alli is in this mood, he looks tremendous. The problem is we’ve not seen him play with the same swagger and authority as he showed against Leicester for some time. With Christian Eriksen and Harry Kane left out of the Spurs starting line-up, in readiness for their make-or-break fixture against Barcelona, it was Alli who played like a grown-up and, dare I say it, on this performance looked a future captain in the making.”
He added this on Son: “This lad is back on top of his game. He scored a fabulous goal against Leicester before putting Tottenham’s second goal on a plate for Dele Alli. When Son plays, his pace gives Tottenham a dimension they lack without him. Two seasons ago he was the most improved Premier League player. Now he’s the most improved Premier League finisher.”
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