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Eriksen gets 7.5, Vertonghen a 7 – How the Tottenham players fared in the 1-0 win over Brighton

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Tottenham vs Brighton ratings: Tottenham player ratings

Brighton came to the new Tottenham stadium with a plan and it worked for most of the evening.

Spurs were frustrated by the doggedness of Chris Hughton’s side as they kept us out from finding the back of the net.

Tottenham had their chances but the post, and some great defending kept the score at 0-0 till the 88th minute.

Christian Eriksen, who had been frustrated by the defensive nature of the away side, smacked home the winner from outside the box to give us some breathing room in the race for the top four. Spurs are now three points clear of fourth-placed Chelsea with three games remaining.

Tottenham face West Ham at home on Saturday before their Champions League clash against Ajax on Tuesday.

This win should give us more confidence ahead of the two games, and here are the player ratings from last night’s tie.

Tottenham player ratings

Hugo Lloris – 6/10

The Frenchman didn’t have much to do in the game and was barely troubled by the Brighton attack.

Kieran Trippier – 6/10

Trippier looked decent at the back and kept Brighton in check from his side, however, he didn’t do much in the final third.

Toby Alderweireld – 7/10

The centre-back barely put a foot wrong in the game and was unlucky to see his spinning effort come off the post in the second half.

Jan Vertonghen – 7/10

Alderweireld’s partner at the back didn’t have much to do. He did have a shot early on in the game which was blocked in front of the Brighton goal.

Danny Rose – 6.5/10

Rose had an excellent shot saved by Mat Ryan in the second half. The Englishman made a great tackle to deny Brighton from scoring early.

Christian Eriksen – 7.5/10

Eriksen was testing his range throughout the evening and finally got his reward with the late goal. The Dane was one of our best players on the night and helped us gain a valuable win.

Victor Wanyama – 6/10

The Kenyan did his bit in the middle of the pitch and kept the Brighton midfield in check.

Dele Alli – 6/10

Alli had a chance to score in the first half but could not put Spurs ahead. The Englishman didn’t have a great showing in the attack.

Lucas Moura – 5.5/10

Moura didn’t fare too well despite having a couple of shots at the Brighton goal early on. The Brazilian was surprisingly replaced by Vincent Janssen.

Fernando Llorente – 5/10

The saviour against Manchester City in the Champions League, Llorente was below par against the Seagulls and should have used his physicality more.

Son Heung-min – 5.5/10

Son wasn’t shining bright last night as he struggled to make an impact against the Seagulls.

Substitutes

Vincent Janssen – 5/10

Janssen got his first minutes of the season and had a couple of telling touches in the game.

Ben Davies – NA

Provided Spurs with a little extra down the left after replacing Wanyama.

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Juan Foyth – NA

Got some minutes under his belt.

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Transfer news: Tottenham interested in signing Leeds prodigy for just £10m

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Spurs transfer news: Tottenham interested in Leeds United’s winger Jack Clarke

The Sun (h/t Daily Star) reports that Tottenham are interested in signing Leeds United’s Jack Clarke in a deal worth £10m.

The English youngster broke into Marcelo Bielsa’s side last season and played 25 times for them in all competitions.

The 18-year-old winger scored two goals and provided two assists for Leeds but the side missed out on Premier League promotion after their elimination from the playoffs.

Jack Clarke

Jack Clarke

The report claims that Leeds’ inability to return to the top-flight will harm their chances of keeping hold of Clarke.

The English winger is contracted with the Championship side until 2021, however, the report claims that talks over a new deal hit a roadblock.

The report adds that Tottenham will be able to provide Clarke with higher wages but there is interest from other parties.

Tottenham’s rivals are keeping an eye on Clarke

Tottenham’s London rivals Arsenal are also interested in the starlet while Newcastle United are also keeping tabs on the 18-year-old, according to the report.

Clarke could turn out to be a smart signing under Mauricio Pochettino given his great record of dealing with young talent.

The Argentine also has a great relationship with Bielsa and played under the Leeds manager during their time in the national side.

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The English winger is still a little rough around the edges but Pochettino could make a star out of the youngster at Spurs.

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Tottenham make most of Andre Gomes negotiations to ask Barcelona about another star

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Spurs transfer news: Tottenham speak to Barcelona about Malcom

Spanish publication Sport (h/t Express) claims that Tottenham have asked Barcelona about Malcom while talking up a deal for Andre Gomes.

Gomes spent the recently ended season with Everton and did a great job in the second half of the campaign under Marco Silva.

Andre Gomes

The Express reports that Tottenham want to sign the Portuguese midfielder and could sell Victor Wanyama in the summer.

Mousa Dembele was sold in the winter window while Gomes would provide some competition and cover for Moussa Sissoko too. The French midfielder has thrived this season and has helped us reach the Champions League final.

Malcom has struggled for games at Barcelona, but the club will not let him leave on the cheap.

Barca still want a major amount for Malcom

The Brazilian was great for Bordeaux a couple of seasons ago but has struggled to get goals at Barcelona.

Malcom

Malcom

The report adds that the Catalans have slapped a £35m tag on the 22-year-old. Malcom has only scored 5 goals all season and is willing to listen to offers to move away from the La Liga side (h/t Express).

Malcom is also being linked with other clubs in England, Italy and Germany but the report claims that Tottenham are in the best position to land the Brazilian.

The Brazilian could be a bit of a risky signing given that he struggled at the Catalan side, however, it is difficult to break into a team that features Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi and Ousmane Dembele.

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Spurs haven’t spent in the last two transfer windows but we need to bring fresh faces in ahead of the coming season.

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Tottenham interested in 19-year-old Championship starlet – Scottish giants eyeing a move too

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Spurs transfer news: Tottenham interested in 19-year-old Rekeem Harper

The Daily Star reports that Tottenham are interested in West Bromwich Albion’s young midfielder Rekeem Harper.

The 19-year-old played 23 times for the Baggies last season as they missed out on promotion to the Premier League.

Rekeem Harper

Rekeem Harper

The youngster scored once this season and notched up an assist for the Baggies. The central midfielder has also caught the eye of newly promoted side Norwich City, according to the report.

However, Scottish giants Celtic seem to be doing a lot to get the youngster across the border.

Hoops invite star to watch them in action

Celtic won another Premiership title this season despite losing Brendan Rodgers to Leicester City in the middle of the campaign.

The report claims that the Hoops are interested in Harper and he was was in the stands to watch Celtic defeat Hearts at the weekend.

Tottenham could do with more steel in the midfield, however, Harper can improve further under the right manager.

It is to be seen if the player is ready for a move to the Premier League and Spurs did not make a single signing over two transfer windows.

That still didn’t stop us from reaching the Champions League final and finishing in the top four.

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Spurs face Liverpool in the final on 1st June, and it will be interesting to see who we sign in the summer window.

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Mauricio Pochettino sees this Premier League star as replacement for Toby Alderweireld

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Spurs transfer news: Mauricio Pochettino eyes Eric Bailly as Toby Alderweireld replacement

The Daily Star reports that Tottenham are interested in Manchester United defender Eric Bailly and will battle Arsenal for the Ivorian’s services.

The report adds that the 25-year-old centre-back has been told that he can leave Old Trafford after a difficult campaign.

Eric Bailly

Bailly only played 12 Premier League games this season and has had his injury problems. The defender also had problems with Jose Mourinho, and the Red Devils replaced the Portuguese manager with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer midway through the season.

One defender to replace another at Spurs?

The Daily Star adds that Mauricio Pochettino sees Bailly as the “ideal” replacement for Belgian star Toby Alderweireld.

The former Ajax defender has a £25m release clause in his contract, and the report adds that Alderweireld is expected to leave in the summer. Manchester United are interested in the Belgian centre-back and could use Bailly in a deal, according to the report.

Alderweireld is still one of the best defenders in the world and replacing him with Bailly might not be seen as an upgrade.

The Ivorian wasn’t in great form this season but most of the United players have been poor under Mourinho and Solskjaer.

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Pochettino has worked wonders with some players during his tenure at Tottenham, and it will be interesting to see who we sign in the summer transfer window.

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