Opinion: Tottenham’s three winners and three losers of the week

Tottenham got back to winning ways with an impressive 5-0 home victory over a struggling Everton side.

It marks Spurs’ first win at home in the Premier League since boxing day after three successive home league defeats.

It leaves Tottenham 3 points behind bitter rivals Arsenal in fourth, who have a game in hand, keeping our slim chances of top four alive.

So, who starred in our match against Everton this week and who will need to show improvement in the race for top 4?


Harry Kane

I mean this one is simply getting ridiculous now. I might need to make Harry Kane a permanent plaque and leave it on the wall of the winner’s column.

Once again, our star man ran the show. He scored twice, with the second being a simply unbelievable finish, moving him to ten league goals for the season.

Dare I say, is it too late yet to catch Salah? We all remember a few seasons ago when he scored 7 goals in the final week to claim the golden boot.

Nothing is ever out of the realm of possibility when it comes to Harry Kane.

Matt Doherty

This might be one of the biggest ever 180s I have done on a Spurs player. A couple of months ago I wouldn’t have minded seeing the back of the Ireland international, and now he is one of the first names on the team sheet.

He reinforced his position as the number one right wing-back with another impressive display and two assists against Everton.

His second assist was a beautifully weighted pass into Kane and arguably his most impressive contribution since he joined the club.

Let’s hope the 30-year-old can keep up this impressive run of form.

Rodrigo Bentancur

It is amazing what a difference one player can make. Bentancur returned from injury last night and completely transformed our midfield.

His work rate is infectious, and he is a very elegant player, smooth and silky on the ball with both feet, with a great eye for a pass.

His pass through for Kane’s first goal was especially impressive.

Rodrigo and Dejan are looking like better signings by the match.


It is hard to pick losers this week; our lone match of the week was a 5-0 victory! Therefore, the players I have selected may not have necessarily played poorly, but just need to tweak a few aspects of their game.

Christian Romero

Despite an impressive performance, Romero picked up a yellow early into the match, leaving him walking a tightrope for his remaining time on the pitch.

It was a needless yellow so early into the match and led to Conte substituting him when the match had been won.

However, had the night not been such a comfortable one, Romero may have struggled walking that tightrope.

He does pick up a lot of yellows, and hopefully this is something he can aim to cut out of his game in the future.

Hueng Min Son

Despite scoring last night, Son wasn’t up to his usual standards during the match.

He squandered an only chance which he would usually take with his eyes closed, and throughout the match made some strange decisions.

Even his goal was a scuffed finish which Pickford really should have done better with.

Hopefully Son can put a below par few weeks behind him and finish the season as strong as he started it.

Emerson Royal

After Doherty’s recent performances, it seems as if Emerson may have lost his place in the team for good. With only league matches left for the remainder of the season, it is difficult to see where Emerson gets a game in.

After last night’s huge win, it is time to show some consistency and put a string of wins together in that race for top four.


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