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

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Once again it was one step forwards, one step backwards for Antonio Conte’s men this week.

After a five-star performance against an admittedly poor Everton side, some fans had hopes of travelling to Manchester and defeating a deflated United.

However, a record-breaking performance from one of the greatest players of all time once again derailed any momentum Tottenham had going for them.

So, who is to blame and who feel disappointed after a seventeenth loss of the season?

Winners

Dejan Kulusevski

Dejan was a bright point from an overall disappointing night in Manchester.

The young Swede has adapted to life in the Premier League quickly and seems to fit like a glove in the front three alongside Harry Kane and Son.

His incredible work to get past his man on the right-hand side was what led to Tottenham’s penalty, and his all-around play was positive as he always looked likely to create something.

Once again it is baffling that it was Kulusevski who was substituted in the second half.

Ben Davies

Despite not being his greatest night, I think Davies did have some positive moments throughout the match.

He has shown to be effective as an overlapping centre back in Conte’s system, unlucky to be just offside in the build-up to his goal.

Defensively he didn’t often put a foot wrong and made a crucial interception on the edge of the penalty area in the second half.

Harry Kane

Kane only makes this list this week due to getting a goal in the match to bring Tottenham back to level terms.

Despite it being a penalty, he still showed great composure to put the chance away into the bottom corner, and the penalty was so good that he had De Gea beat despite the Spaniard diving the right way.

Losers

Heung-Min Son

As much as I love Sonny and believe he is one of our most important players, sometimes when he is bad, he is bad.

Saturday night was just not his night. He did not look as dangerous as usual and wasn’t finding himself in much space.

As well as this, he must have slipped over about three or four times in promising positions, and whilst it was not necessarily his fault, it was incredibly frustrating to watch.

Christian Romero

Romero is a fantastic defender, there is no doubt about that. However, he was left with egg on his face after his antics against Manchester United.

When Maguire put the ball into his own net, Romero decided to passionately celebrate in the England international’s face. This is a bold move, and if you’re going to celebrate like this, you need to make sure to go on and win the match.

However, minutes later, it was Romero who didn’t deal with Ronaldo from the corner, allowing the striker to rise highest and head home the winner for the red devils.

Sergio Reguillon

A poor night for the former Real Madrid man. It seems as if Sergio will be second choice going forward.

In the build-up to Manchester United’s second goal, it was Sergio who played Sancho onside after failing to step up with the rest of the defence.

Then, towards the end of the match, he had a great chance to slide the ball across the box to Kane for a tap-in and equaliser and completely fluffed it.

A disappointing night.

Whilst it seems top 4 is well and truly done now, let’s hope we can at least end the season on a positive note, and just pray that Conte and Kane decide to stick around.

COYS!

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