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Harry Kane saves the day: Tottenham player ratings from 2-1 win over PSV Eindhoven

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Tottenham left it late to pick up the three points against PSV Eindhoven in the Champions League. The home side needed a win to keep their faint hopes alive and got two goals from Harry Kane in the dying minutes of the game.

PSV had taken the lead in the second minute from Luuk de Jong, but Kane scored the winner in the 89th minute.

Our next Champions League tie is against Inter Milan, and should we win that, both teams would be tied on seven points with one group game left.

There were a few heroes in the Tottenham side on Tuesday night, and here are the player ratings from the game.

Paulo Gazzaniga – 7.5/10

The Argentine couldn’t do much to keep De Jong’s header out but made a couple of important saves in the second half to keep us in the game.

Serge Aurier – 6/10

Aurier tried to help out in the attack and did a decent enough job at the back without doing anything special.

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Davinson Sanchez – 7/10

The defender had a decent outing at the back and even played as a makeshift striker before Fernando Llorente was brought on.

Toby Alderweireld – 6.5/10

Alderweireld was partly responsible for the goal we conceded but he did a decent job of keeping things tight after that effort.

Ben Davies – 7/10

The Welshman didn’t have a great time when it came to his crosses, but he did provide the ball for our winner in the second half.

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Harry Winks – 7/10

Another typical Winks performance. The Englishman kept things ticking well for Tottenham as we looked to get a winner after an early goal.

Christian Eriksen – 6.5/10

Eriksen had a great chance to score the leveller but saw his effort saved. The Dane just couldn’t get into the groove on Tuesday for Spurs.

Lucas Moura – 8/10

The Brazilian was possibly our best attacker on the night as he ran at the PSV defence. The only thing missing for him was a goal.

Dele Alli – 6/10

Alli saw a backheel get cleared off the line but again, just could not get into the attacking groove for Tottenham.

Son Heung-min – 6/10

The first half wasn’t great for the South Korean but he became much better in the second.

Harry Kane – 8/10

The Englishman came up trumps when we needed him the most. His second was a little lucky but we deserved some fortune in the Champions League this season.

Substitutes

Erik Lamela – 6.5/10

The Argentine replaced Moura and added more threat to our attack.

Kieran Trippier – 5/10

The Englishman was brought on to provide more crosses into the box but that didn’t happen as much as expected.

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Fernando Llorente – 6/10

The Spaniard did help Kane score the equaliser and also had a header saved by the PSV keeper.

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

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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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