Opinion: Five things we learned from the win over Southampton

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Tottenham Hotspur finally have another win on the board, but they were forced to do it the hard way.

After going down to ten men and gifting a goal to the Saints via a Lloris error, Spurs fought back to score a winner and then defend for their lives.

Here are the five things we learned:

Aurier is still a liability 

I have been waiting for this to happen. Many Spurs fans got excited when Aurier came back and had a couple of good games, forgetting why Trippier was always first choice. The Ivorian made two senseless challenges in the first half against Southampton, earning a red card and almost costing Spurs the win. Needs to be dropped and a right back must be bought in January.

Hugo wouldn’t make a good dancer 

Lloris has had a fantastic season so far between the sticks, but we all know that he has never been up to much with his feet. Why he was trying to chop past the striker, I will never know. The Frenchman is experienced enough to know when to pass and when to clear. The choice he made should never be an option.

Clinical Kane 

Harry Kane fed off scraps against the Saints, especially when Spurs went down to ten. However, he seemed to make something out of nothing time and time again, holding the ball up, starting attacks, and winning free-kicks. He also took his goal extremely well. Clinical.

The Eriksen problem continues 

While a number of players stood out for their hard work and tough tackling, I still felt as if Eriksen was a passenger in the match. How he lasted 90 minutes I will never know. The great Dane seems to have lost his spark and I want to see him dropped in favour of Lo Celso when the Argentine returns.

Heart and passion 

It took going behind to see it, but a number of the Spurs stars finally showed some passion and desire today. The likes of Winks, Ndombele, Sissoko out of position, Jan, Toby, Rose, and more all dug in and bled for that win today. I want to see more of this each and every week, no matter the situation

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