Full Time: Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 Watford
Tottenham Hotspur cruised to a much-needed 2-0 win against Watford at Wembley on Monday. The Hornets failed to make much of an impact as the home side dominated them through and through. Dele Alli scored the opening goal, which was followed by a strike from Harry Kane right after half-time. From there on, the fate of the match seemed quite evident.
The win has taken us closer to making a claim for the 3rd spot in the league standings since we are merely one point behind Liverpool now. With that in mind, let’s take a look at how our players fared against Watford.
Tottenham Hotspur Player Ratings
Hugo Lloris – 9/10
Made an excellent save to deny Demarai Gray and then pulled off subsequent saves against the likes of Richarlison and Abdoulaye Doucoure. Lloris truly fought for his clean sheet.
Kieran Trippier – 9.5/10
Was involved in the first goal and he contributed efficiently to the attack. In addition to that, the player did not neglect his defensive duties and he worked hard towards keeping Richarlison at bay.
Davinson Sanchez – 7.5/10
Sanchez did not face a tough day at the office but he dealt well with whoever crossed his path.
Jan Vertonghen – 8/10
Linked well with Sanchez at the heart of the defence and the duo put in an impressive performance.
Ben Davies – 7/10
Did not offer much to aid the attack but he was as solid as ever when it came to defending.
Eric Dier – 6.5/10
It was a forgettable game for Dier. He almost created scope for Gray to score but was lucky to have Lloris in goal. His passing was poor but he did improve in the second-half.
Mousa Dembele – 5/10
Quite unusually, Dembele was rather sloppy. He did not receive adequate support from Dier and that somehow hampered his own game as well. Also, he did not look like he was completely fit to play.
Christian Eriksen – 7.5/10
Maintained possession admirably throughout the first-half and he constantly tried to make things happen after the break as well.
Dele Alli – 8.5/10
Alli has sparked a turnaround of sorts in his form and the game against Watford was no different. He scored the opening goal and continued to threaten the Watford backline.
Heung-Min Son – 5/10
Son was one of the most hard-working players but his performance, on the whole, was rather disappointing.
Harry Kane – 7/10
It was a decent game for Kane, who chipped in with the second goal that eventually sealed the win.
Victor Wanyama – 7/10
Came on for Dembele and added some much-needed dynamism to the Tottenham midfield.
Moussa Sissoko – 6/10
Had a chance to add to the goal tally but he fired the shot over the crossbar.
Erik Lamela – N/A
Made some crucial tackles but he came on too late to make a solid impact.
[Video] Amazing new time-lapse footage showcases pitch and seating areas of Tottenham’s new stadium
Tottenham’s new stadium is towards completion and a new time-lapse video from last week has been shared which highlights the final stages of work being done.
The video begins with a view of the exterior where cranes are working on one section of the structure. The next part features an aerial view of the entire stadium. The video shows construction being done throughout the night to get the venue ready as quickly as possible.
A clip from the video showcases a section where numerous glass panes are yet to be installed, however, a number of cranes and workers are on the job.
The pitch was installed a week ago and an interior shot displays the grass and the artificial pitch lighting. It is great to see that most of the seats are installed and the LED hoardings across the seating area of the stadium.
Hopefully, the venue will be completed quickly. Tottenham have spent a lot of time away from home with Wembley being used as a temporary ground. We even played a Carabao Cup game against Watford at Stadium MK.
“Star on and off the pitch” – Some Tottenham fans react to Spurs star’s hilarious dance
Lucas Moura seems to be enjoying his season with Tottenham. The Brazilian had a fantastic performance against Manchester United a few weeks ago and was even recalled to the Brazil squad during the recent international break.
The former PSG man has become a starter for Spurs and a recent video was shared by Moussa Sissoko of the Brazilian dancing.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) October 22, 2018
Some Tottenham fans reacted to the Moura dance and loved every second of it.
AMAZING CHEERFUL SAMBA SPURS TALENT
— Enjoy your life (@english4alu) October 22, 2018
Star on and off the pitch.
— ⁴ (@Alderrweireld) October 22, 2018
Happy to be leaving London Stadium dressing room I imagine #WestHam
— Jeremy Palmer (@JeremyPalmer7) October 22, 2018
Who put Mambo No. 5 on? Winks?
— Enter the VAR (@thedarkpav) October 22, 2018
— Alex (@highpressmess) October 22, 2018
He certainly danced his way through Westham on Saturday 😁
— Marc R (@marcrozier1) October 22, 2018
hahaha love you 😁😘
— WanboSports万博体育 (@wanbosports) October 22, 2018
Loved it – putting your name in for Dancing with the Stars 😀
— LadyCP1851 (@LadyCP1851) October 22, 2018
Lucas is Crazy, hahaha
— Ramon Dos Santos (@nomarmsn) October 22, 2018
Thankfully he plays much better than he dances!!!😳
— Des Bennett (@DesBennett5) October 22, 2018
Spurs beat West Ham in a tough London derby on Saturday and will need another quality performance against PSV Eindhoven in midweek.
Tottenham have lost their two Champions League group games this season, and we need to defeat the Dutch team to have any chance of making it into the next round.
Tottenham downplay interest in signing 25-year-old Colombian star
Tottenham have no plans of signing Wilmar Barrios from Boca Junior, sources have told ESPN. The Colombian international had a decent World Cup with the national side and was linked with a move to Spurs, according to the report.
Reports (h/t ESPN) suggested that we had agreed on personal terms with the 25-year-old’s representatives and were preparing a bid for the midfielder.
Spurs were the only club to not sign a player in the summer but the manager was open to signings in January.
The manager was quoted by ESPN as saying:
“In football you always need to think you can improve, and you need to try to improve your squad.
“We couldn’t sign [in the summer] for different circumstances, but we wanted to sign.
“Now January will come and we’re going to try to sign. I think it’s not only us — all the clubs and managers want to sign players, must refresh the squad.
“We need to try again in January or the summer if we want to move on the team and the club.”
Spurs are in a great position in the Premier League as we are just a couple of points behind the league leaders.
Hopefully, the right signings can help us push on this season and lead us to our first ever Premier League title.
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