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Erik Lamela, Harry Kane and Lucas Moura score: Tottenham player ratings from 3-2 win over Wolves

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Tottenham were coasting to a 3-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers before Juan Foyth conceded a couple of penalties as the home side made a fight of it in the final few minutes.

Erik Lamela opened the scoring in the 27th minute before Lucas Moura and Harry Kane made it 3-0. Foyth was making his Premier League debut, and his fouls enabled Ruben Neves and Raul Jimenez to score.

Nevertheless, this was a decent performance from the side and the win lifted us to the top four thanks to Arsenal’s draw against Liverpool.

Foyth might have made a couple of mistakes, but there were some heroes in the side. Here are the player ratings from a great game at Molineux.

Hugo Lloris – 8/10

The captain made a couple of quality saves before the two penalties. Lloris didn’t stand a chance with either of the spot-kicks but was good otherwise.

Kieran Trippier – 6.5/10

The Englishman provided the assist for Moura for our second goal but was really poor in defence against the Wolves.

Juan Foyth – 6/10

The Argentine did a decent job in the first half of his Premier League debut but was at fault for both penalties that we conceded.

Toby Alderweireld – 7.5/10

Alderweireld didn’t have the greatest game as he was caught out of position a few times. Nevertheless, he was decent in the air and won a number of duels against the opposition.

Ben Davies – 7/10

Davies wasn’t joining the attack as much as expected, however, he didn’t make major mistakes in the defence.

Harry Winks – 7.5/10

The Englishman has clocked up a lot of minutes this week and started the game well before tiredness caught up with him.

Mousa Dembele – NA

The Belgian had to be taken down the tunnel after just a minute with an ankle injury.

Moussa Sissoko – 7/10

Sissoko didn’t perform miracles on the pitch but once again, he put in a shift for Spurs.

Erik Lamela – 7/10

Lamela scored one and had a role in Kane’s goal too as the Argentine continued his quality season for Spurs.

Lucas Moura – 6.5/10

Moura had an excellent first half where he scored but lost his mojo in the second half of the game.

Harry Kane – 7.5/10

The Englishman had a number of chances to score but Rui Patricio was there to deny him. His goal came in the second half by linking up with Lamela.

Substitutes

Son Heung-min – 6/10

Son came on to replace the injured Dembele after a few minutes and was replaced by Eriksen in the second half.

Christian Eriksen – 5.5/10

The Dane had half an hour to show his magic, but he didn’t seem to be in the game.

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Davinson Sanchez – NA

The Colombian came on as a late sub to shore up the defence.

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Tottenham face competition from PSG for this 24-year-old Premier League defender

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Eric Bailly

Tottenham face additional competition for the signing of Manchester United defender Eric Bailly, according to the Daily Mail (h/t Express).

The United defender has been linked with a move to Spurs (h/t Express), however, the report claims that Paris Saint-Germain want to sign the 24-year-old.

The Ivorian hasn’t seen much playing time for United this season with only four starts to his name. His last game for the club was the 3-2 win over Newcastle United which came over a month ago.

The defender could be a quality addition to the side but Mauricio Pochettino has to work with Bailly to get the best out of him.

It has been a sapping time for the 24-year-old at United and the report adds that Spurs were tipped to sign the player having not signed anyone in the summer window.

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The report adds that the United chiefs are set to meet to discuss the Ivorian’s situation. It will be interesting to see if United are willing to let go of the player, especially to a Premier League rival.

Tottenham are five points behind Manchester City after 12 games and face Chelsea one we return to Premier League action in a week’s time.

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Pochettino has done a great job with the same set of players from last season, but we need to add some fresh faces to develop the team.

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Mauricio Pochettino pictured at Barcelona watching youth game during break

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Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino was busy during the international break as he was pictured watching a Barca B game recently.

Our next game is against Chelsea after the break is over, but it seems Pochettino wanted to keep an eye out for future talents from the Catalan side.

A report from Sky Sports adds that the gaffer and his coaching staff, Toni Jimenez and Jesus Perez, would be travelling to Barcelona for a conference to represent the Catalan Football Federation.

The Argentine was quoted (h/t Sky Sports) saying:

“The Catalan Federation asked us to go there and talk with the Catalan coaches, and I think it is a great opportunity to share, and explain how the Premier League is and Tottenham.”

Spanish reports (h/t Sky Sports) claim Pochettino could have been at the game to scout some Barcelona players.

Sky Sports adds that Spurs were interested in Barca B star Riqui Puig, who did play in the match Pochettino saw.

The manager knows the Spanish league well from his time at Espanyol, and given the history between Barcelona and his former employers, it will be interesting to see if we do snap someone up from the Catalan giants.

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Spurs didn’t sign any players in the summer window and our winter activity could decide if we go on to win a trophy or not this season.

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“It is definitely possible” – Harry Kane believes he can break this record for England

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Tottenham striker Harry Kane has Wayne Rooney’s record in sight as England prepare to face Croatia during the international break.

The former Manchester United striker played his last England game in our 3-0 win over the United States. Rooney ended his international career with 53 goals from 120 games.

Kane, for his part, has 19 goals for the Three Lions and was asked if he could break Rooney’s scoring record (h/t BT Sport).

“It is definitely possible.

“It is still a fair bit away, I don’t like to set my targets that far ahead in the future because a lot can happen.

“We will see over the years how many goals I have got. Hopefully I will still be fit and healthy and getting selected by the manager.

“It is achievable but not something I’m thinking about too much right now.”

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The clash against Croatia would be a repeat of the World Cup semi which England lost. A win over the Croatians would send England into the semi-finals of the UEFA Nations League but the away side will come with a lot of confidence.

Croatia defeated Spain in their last game, and Gareth Southgate has to be wary of the threat from the away side.

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Kane will be one of the key players in this clash, and hopefully, he will score a few goals at Wembley.

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