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Son 8/10, Llorente 7/10 – Here’s how the Tottenham stars fared in the 2-1 win vs Watford



Tottenham players celebrate

Tottenham players celebrate win over Watford

Tottenham picked up a much-needed win over Watford at Wembley, but it came really late and from an unexpected star. Son Heung-min started after his Asian Cup journey ended early while Moussa Sissoko was back in the starting XI too.

Spurs were coming into the game on the back of back-to-back defeats in cup competitions and needed a win to close the gap on Manchester City. The Cityzens had surprisingly lost to Newcastle United, but things did not start well for us as Craig Cathcart scored from a corner in the first half.

Tottenham huffed and puffed and Son scored the equaliser in the 80th minute, lashing the ball into the net before Fernando Llorente scored the winner in the 87th minute.

Spurs lie just two points behind Manchester City now and cut Liverpool’s lead at the top to seven points after their draw against Leicester City.

There were some gladiators for Spurs at Wembley on Wednesday, and here are the player ratings for the home side.

Tottenham Player Ratings

Hugo Lloris – 5.5/10

The captain didn’t have much to do in the game but was responsible for the goal we conceded, as he missed the ball and left the net unguarded.

Toby Alderweireld of Tottenham

Toby Alderweireld of Tottenham

Toby Alderweireld – 6.5/10

The Belgian had a relatively easy night and did well to thwart some of Watford’s attacks from his side of the defence.

Davinson Sanchez – 5.5/10

The Colombian did alright for most of the game but he also played a part in us conceding the goal from the corner.

Jan Vertonghen – 7/10

Vertonghen passed the ball around really well from the back and even had a chance to score late in the game.

Serge Aurier – 5/10

It was a surprisingly poor performance from Aurier as he barely gave us any output in the attack. The Ivorian was subbed off at half-time.

Moussa Sissoko Tottenham

Moussa Sissoko of Tottenham

Moussa Sissoko – 6.5/10

Sissoko started the game in the midfield but was switched to right wing-back after half-time. The Frenchman did an alright job in the end but was subbed off for Trippier.

Harry Winks – 7/10

A typical Winks performance. He ran all across the park, recycling possession and even had some driving runs as Spurs looked for the winner.

Christian Eriksen – 6.5/10

Another frustrating night for the Dane. Eriksen wasn’t creative enough for Spurs even though he had one decent chance to score.

Danny Rose – 7/10

The Englishman had one of those games where he just kept pumping balls into the Watford defence. He did come out with the all-important cross that led to Llorente’s winner.

Fernando Llorente – 7/10

This wasn’t a great display from Llorente as he had some missed opportunities to score, but he did find the back of the net when we needed it the most.

Son Heung-min – 8/10

Our best player on the night easily. Son barely looked tired as he started the game for Tottenham and scored the equaliser late in the game.


Lucas Moura – 6/10

Moura’s pace was a problem for Watford throughout the game, and his introduction did add more quality to our attack.

Kieran Trippier – 5/10

Trippier, like Rose, kept pumping the crosses in once he was brought on.

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Erik Lamela – 5/10

The Argentine worked his socks off and had one shot blocked by the Hornets’ defence.


Tottenham’s midfield prodigy convinced silverware is just around the corner for the club



Latest Spurs news: Harry Winks believes trophies will come soon at Tottenham

Tottenham midfielder Harry Winks believes trophies are just around the corner under Mauricio Pochettino.

Spurs dealt with Champions League heartbreak last month when they lost to Liverpool in the final.

The last trophy Spurs have won was the League Cup in 2008, but have made great strides under the Argentine boss.

Harry Winks
Harry Winks

Tottenham have been contenders for the Premier League title a couple of times and are regulars in the Champions League now.

However, Winks was certain silverware was coming soon and added that there is a long-term plan for the club (h/t BBC):

“As long as we keep believing in what we have to do… I’m sure [trophies] are round the corner.

“Everybody is ambitious in the squad.

“Of course there comes a time when players want to start winning trophies. But there is a bigger picture at Tottenham.”

Winks signed a new five-year deal in the summer and is part of the Asia tour where we face Juventus and Manchester United.

Pochettino has worked his magic at Spurs

Winks highlighted the great “family” atmosphere Pochettino has created at the London club and added there were “no big egos” with everyone getting along well.

The English midfielder added that he wants to stay on after getting his break when he was 17 and lauded the incredible talent at the club.

Tottenham have grown under Pochettino but we do need to get some silverware next season.

Tanguy Ndombele is an incredible signing for Spurs, and hopefully, we get more players to increase our strength.

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Spurs have some work to do if they want to catch Manchester City or Liverpool next season, but we have several talented players that just need to stay fit for most of the campaign.

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Tottenham want £20m for English star attracting interest from PSG



Spurs transfer news: Paris Saint-Germain interested in Tottenham’s Danny Rose

Sky Sports claims that Paris Saint-Germain are leading a list of clubs interested in signing Danny Rose.

The 29-year-old Tottenham star has not travelled with the side to Asia as he seeks a potential move away from the club.

Harry Winks and Danny Rose of Tottenham
Danny Rose and Harry Winks

Rose was the first-choice left-back for Tottenham last season, and the report claims that the Englishman will leave if a suitable offer comes in.

Tottenham are looking to get £20m from the former Leeds United defender, who joined them in 2007 for £1m (h/t Sky Sports).

There is interest from Bundesliga club Schalke too for the defender, and the report adds that Rose is not part of Mauricio Pochettino’s plans.

Getting £20m from Rose would be a decent bit of business for Spurs, and we have already sold one full-back in the summer.

Kieran Trippier left Spurs to join Atletico Madrid, and this leaves us with Serge Aurier and Kyle Walker-Peters as the recognised senior right-backs.

Spurs need to sign another left-back in the summer

Losing Rose in the summer would reduce our options for the left-back position.

Ben Davies

Ben Davies is the only senior defender who can play in that position, and the Welshman signed a long-term deal with Tottenham recently.

However, we cannot go into the season just relying on the Welsh defender.

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The report claims that Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon is seen as the replacement for Rose, should the Englishman leave Spurs.

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Tottenham will move for Celtic star if Premier League rivals don’t sign 22-year-old



Spurs transfer news: Tottenham interested in signing Kieran Tierney

The Scotsman (h/t Sun) claims that Tottenham could move for Kieran Tierney of Celtic.

The 22-year-old has been one of Celtic’s most impressive players in recent years, and the left-back played 40 games for the Scottish giants last season.

The report adds that Arsenal are interested in the 22-year-old but Tottenham could swoop for Tierney if the Gunners do not stump up £25m.

Kieran Tierney

Tottenham could do with another defender coming in, with the club confirming that Danny Rose has not travelled for the Asia tour.

The English left-back will try to finalise a move away from Spurs in the summer, and the report claims that Ryan Sessegnon is another target for Mauricio Pochettino’s side.

Tierney was linked with Spurs last season

Celtic rejected a £15m bid from Arsenal, and the Scottish defender was linked with a move to Tottenham in the previous summer (h/t Sun).

The 22-year-old would be a great replacement for Rose, and it will be interesting to see who we land in the summer.

Losing Rose would see Tottenham left with just Ben Davies as a senior left-back.

Sessegnon has tons of potential and knows the English game well, but he didn’t have a great Premier League campaign last time around.

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Tierney has played more topflight games than Sessegnon, however, the Scottish Premiership is not at the same level as the Premier League.

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“I’ve got everything I want” – Boost for Tottenham as key star shows interest in continuing at the club



Spurs transfer news: Vertonghen wants to stay at Tottenham next season

Tottenham have been handed a boost ahead of the new season with Jan Vertonghen claiming that he wants to stay at the club.

The former Ajax star has just 12 months left on his current deal, and the Evening Standard reports that there is uncertainty regarding the futures of Christian Eriksen and Toby Alderweireld.

The two players also have just 12 months remaining on their respective deals, but Vertonghen is happy at Tottenham and added that it is the best club to play for (h/t Evening Standard):

“I’ve got a year left, I will have to see what happens.

“I love being here. I feel great with the manager, he’s been supporting me and making me a better player. I’ve got everything I want. It’s the best club to play for at the moment.”

The Belgian is currently with the team in Singapore as a part of their Asia tour where they face Juventus.

The next game is against Manchester United in Shanghai, scheduled for next Thursday.

Tottenham need to sort out the futures of the other players

Vertonghen wanting to stay at the club is great news ahead of the campaign, but there has to be clarity on the futures of Eriksen and Alderweireld.

Losing them now would be a blow but we would be guaranteed a decent amount for two of the best in the Premier League.

The worst outcome would be keeping them on their current deals and losing them for nothing at the end of the next season.

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Spurs have already been busy in this summer, signing Tanguy Ndombele and Jack Clarke, and seeing Kieran Trippier leave for Atletico Madrid.

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