Tottenham Hotspur are back to winning ways in the Premier League with a hard-fought win over Southampton.
Unfortunately, despite going 1-0 up in the first half, Spurs shot themselves in the foot twice to let the Saints back in.
Let’s take a look at the three players who let the side down today:
I could put Aurier on the list three times, to be honest. The right-back was out of position time and time again in the first half an hour, before disaster struck. One slide challenge from behind and one tug back, Aurier earned himself a rather predictable red card. I still think that this guy is a liability and will do this kind of thing over and over. He is not the answer to Spurs’ right-back issues.
Whilst I do feel that Hugo made up for his mistake with a number of top saves and calm cross collections, it is impossible to leave him off this list. Lloris decided that, at 1-0, he would attempt to chop past the striker rather than clearing the ball down field. Unsurprisingly, the ball ended up in the back of the net, with Hugo left blushing and cursing his decision. At least he won’t do that again.
While there was no huge blunder from Eriksen as there was with Hugo and Aurier, his performance was just as disappointing for me. As the chief playmaker, he is supposed to make chances and keep the ball well. He gave it away time and time again, got bullied off the ball, and didn’t seem to put in the same level of defensive effort as a lot of others. I no longer see him as a starter for Spurs.
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