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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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Championship manager assures this Tottenham star will play enough games this season

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Latest Spurs news: Bielsa hints at Clarke featuring for Leeds despite not making a league appearance

Jack Clarke’s loan spell at Leeds hasn’t gone too well this season. The Englishman joined Tottenham in the summer window but was loaned back to his former club.

The 18-year-old broke into Marcelo Bielsa’s team last season and was expected to feature in the starting XIs.

Jack Clarke
Jack Clarke signs for Tottenham

However, the Englishman is yet to feature in a Championship game this season, however, the Argentine assured that the winger will get games (h/t Express):

“For me he’s an important player who has very good individual skills, one vs one.

“There are reasons enough to say nothing is special about why he was not in the 18 players in the last two games.

“We have a lot of matches in the month of August.”

Clarke set for more cup games

The youngster has featured in one Carabao Cup fixture for Leeds and Bielsa confirmed that Clarke will be getting more minutes in midweek:

“Very probably the next game on Tuesday a lot of players who didn’t play before will be in the squad.

“In this moment I am focusing on three wingers. They are putting in good performances, but Clarke will be in or be a substitute of one of them.”

Jack Clarke
Jack Clarke

Clarke needs more starts to continue his development and that was one reason he was sent back to Leeds this summer.

The 18-year-old made a handful of starts under Bielsa in the previous campaign as Leeds missed out on Premier League promotion.

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Clarke has to cement his place in the Leeds XI before thinking of achieving the same at Spurs. The 18-year-old has great potential but that will only be a footnote if he doesn’t play regularly this season.

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Tottenham star could leave this summer if a club submits a £50million bid

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Spurs transfer news: Eriksen could leave Tottenham for £50million this summer

The Daily Mail reports that Mauricio Pochettino and Daniel Levy have agreed to a compromise and will allow Christian Eriksen to leave if a substantial bid is submitted.

The Dane is a free agent at the end of the season and the report claims that the Tottenham pair spoke with Eriksen and explained the situation.

Christian Eriksen and Moussa Sissoko

The European transfer window ends on 2 September and Spurs can sell to foreign clubs but cannot add to their squad.

Pochettino admitted that it is a difficult situation regarding Eriksen and the club will consider the sale of the Dane should a £50million bid come in the final days of the window (h/t Daily Mail).

Not letting Eriksen leave on a free

Tottenham would lose out on a substantial sum if Eriksen leaves on a free at the end of this season.

The Dane has featured in both of our games this season and was the catalyst in the 3-1 win over Aston Villa.

The report adds that Daniel Levy wants to make a tidy sum by selling Eriksen now while Pochettino believes the Dane’s presence makes the team better.

There has been a lot of interest in the 27-year-old with Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid and Juventus all keen on the midfielde (h/t Daily Mail).

Spurs face Newcastle on Sunday and Eriksen should start for us as we look to continue our unbeaten start.

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Tottenham have four points from their opening two games of the campaign and should be favourites to pick up the three points against the Magpies.

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Tottenham youngster once likened to Messi set to join Italian club

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Spurs transfer news: Edwards close to joining Udinese

Football.london reports that Marcus Edwards’ future at Tottenham is all over, with the youngster set to join Udinese.

The 20-year-old spent last season on loan at Excelsior Rotterdam but could not save them from getting relegated.

It has been a frustrating couple of years for Edwards due to injuries and poor performances away on loan.

The report adds that the Englishman was training at Brentford last month in hopes of signing for the Championship club, but could not finalise a deal. The 20-year-old is a free agent at the end of this season and seems set for a new challenge in the Serie A.

Pochettino had high expectations from Edwards

The youngster made a bright debut for the Spurs first-team in a League Cup game against Gillingham at White Hart Lane.

However, injuries affected his first season at Tottenham, where he could not play more games.

Marcus Edwards
Marcus Edwards

The report adds that Mauricio Pochettino had compared the youngster’s traits with Lionel Messi’s, and the manager later regretted making those comments.

Edwards had the potential to be special and hopefully, he reignites his career at his new club.

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Pochettino is known for getting the best out of young talents, but this is one case where it just did not work out for either party.

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Tottenham star’s exit could depend on Italian giants selling one of their key players

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Spurs transfer news: Milan could move for Aurier once they sell Conti

Calciomercato claims that Tottenham’s Serge Aurier has been linked with a move to AC Milan for the past two weeks.

The Ivorian defender hasn’t started any of our Premier League games this season, with Kyle Walker-Peters getting the nod in both the games.

The 26-year-old has also struggled with injuries since his move from Paris Saint-Germain, and the report claims that the Ivorian isn’t a part of Mauricio Pochettino’s plans.

Le10 Sport (h/t Calciomercato) adds that a move to Milan could be on but the Italians need to sell Andrea Conti. The defender is being linked with Werder Bremen and Serie A rivals Parma, according to the report.

Conti has struggled for regular starts at the San Siro and made 12 appearances in the Serie A last term.

Pochettino taking a risk with this move

Tottenham have already sold Kieran Trippier in the summer and that leaves us with only Walker-Peters and Aurier as the recognised senior right-backs.

Aurier leaving would reduce our options in the position but Juan Foyth has some experience of playing as a right-back.

Letting Aurier go is a major risk being taken by Pochettino, and Spurs have been active in offloading deadwood in the summer.

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Vincent Janssen and Georges-Kevin Nkoudou departed permanently, and it will be interesting to see if Aurier follows them before the close of the transfer window.

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