|1. Hugo Lloris - GK||8.6|
Coming off of what might possibly have been his worst performance in a Tottenham Hotspur shirt, Hugo Lloris turned in a much more characteristic performance against Southampton. The club Captain made four saves, including a couple truly excellent ones and got a clean sheet, something he hadn't managed since the draw against Chelsea.
Again, the main worring point of Hugo's game is his distribution. He completed less than half of his passes in this match. Admittedly, many of them were long aimless punts, but on occasion, he did put the side back under pressure by not allowing us to retain possession. This critique feels like nit-picking though.
|2. Harry Kane - ST||8.4|
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I don't think it is possible for Harry Kane to ever score a more "Harry Kane Goal" than the one he scored against Soton. I mean, just look at it. He picks up possession deep, bursts past a defender with some deceptive pace, shrugs of a challenge, dribbles around a potential clearance, looks like he's about to fall over, and then slots the ball calmly low and just inside the far post. All of those are Harry Kane in a nutshell.
Kane now has nine goals in the season, despite a lot of people (or maybe just me) being concerned that he was a one season wonder. Kane is, if nothing else, proving to be a consistent goalscorer and a player that needs to be accounted for at all times.
|3. Mousa Dembele - MC||8.3|
I am shocked (SHOCKED!) that Mousa Dembele's return to the team coincided with a much improved performance. Dembele started the game playing alongside Dier in the pivot, but, in what has become a bit of a routine for Pochettino, the Belgian spent some time roaming around the attacking band while Dele Alli dropped into the pivot.
Dembele, as usual, was on the ball consistently and helped keep Spurs calm in possession. He completed more passes than anyone else in the team, and as usual, was practically impossible to tackle.
OTHERS: Walker (7.6), Vertonghen (8.1), Alderweireld (8.1), Davies (7.1), Dier (7.2), Eriksen (7.0), Alli (7.6), Lamela (7.7)
SUBS: Carroll (6.4), Chadli (6.0), Son (6.1)