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Kane 8.5/10, Ndombele 7.5/10 – Here’s how the Tottenham stars fared in the 3-1 win over Aston Villa

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Tottenham vs Aston Villa ratings: Tottenham player ratings

Tottenham started off the Premier League campaign with a win over Aston Villa. John McGinn gave the away side a surprise lead in the ninth minute as Spurs dominated most of the proceedings.

Tottenham didn’t have too many clear chances in the first half, and teams went into the break separated by just one goal.

The second half was a different story as we piled on the pressure for an equaliser. Tanguy Ndombele scored on his competitive debut with a thunderbolt from outside the box.

Harry Kane then scored a brace late on in the game as we wrapped up the points. Tottenham could have scored a few more had it not been for some great defending and Tom Heaton heroics.

Our next game is an away trip to Manchester City and that should be a great clash between two fantastic teams. Here’s how the Tottenham stars fared against Aston Villa last night:

Tottenham Player Ratings

Hugo Lloris – 6/10

Lloris could have done better to save McGinn’s effort but wasn’t troubled much for the rest of the evening.

Kyle Walker-Peters – 7/10

The youngster looked decent at the back, but his final product needs a lot of improvement.

Davinson Sanchez – 6/10

Sanchez did not track McGinn’s run for the opener as he tangled with another Villa player. The Colombian looked better after the goal went in and hopefully, he improves further ahead of the City clash.

Toby Alderweireld – 7/10

The Belgian did well to block a couple of efforts from the away side. It was a surprise to see Toby pair with Sanchez at the back, but they did enough to keep Villa quiet after that first goal.

Danny Rose – 6.5/10

Rose did well in the attacking third of the game but his slip allowed McGinn to shoot past Lloris for the opener.

Harry Winks – 6.5/10

Winks did his normal bit in the midfield as he kept the moves ticking. The Englishman was replaced by Eriksen in the second half.

Tanguy Ndombele – 7.5/10

Ndombele scored an excellent goal from outside the box and had some great moments in the game. His passing was a little off-radar at times but that should improve with more time on the pitch.

Tanguy Ndombele scores

Moussa Sissoko – 6.5/10

Sissoko had some decent chances to hit the target but could not take his opportunities. The Frenchman still looked good in a three-man midfield and needs to be at his best against City.

Erik Lamela – 5/10

The Argentine was a surprise starter against Villa but did not have enough telling moments in the game.

Lucas Moura – 6.5/10

Moura was full of running against the Villans but could not do much in the final third.

Harry Kane – 8.5/10

Kane was kept quiet during the first half but came alive as Spurs dominated the second half. Both his finishes were typical as he started the season with a bang.

Substitutes

Christian Eriksen – 7/10

Changed the game when he came on. The Dane also saw a fantastic free-kick saved well by Heaton in the second half.

Georges Kevin-N’Koudou – NA

It was a surprise to see the winger come on as a substitute.

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Oliver Skipp – NA

Came on to take some time off the clock.

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Pochettino rejected the chance to swap Christian Eriksen for this world-class Serie A star

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Spurs transfer news: Pochettino rejected the chance of Dybala-Eriksen swap

The Daily Mail reports that Mauricio Pochettino rejected a deal which would have seen Paulo Dybala replace Christian Eriksen at Tottenham.

The Argentine attacker had a below-average season last time around while Eriksen had spoken about taking up a new challenge after the Champions League final.

The Dane is out of a contract at the end of this season, and the report claims that Pochettino was hopeful that Eriksen would sign a new deal with the club.

Christian Eriksen

The manager refused to enter negotiations with Juventus, but the Italian giants are among the favourites to sign the Tottenham star alongside Barcelona (h/t Daily Mail).

Tottenham cannot sign any players now while Eriksen is free to negotiate with foreign teams in January given that his contract is expiring.

Spurs failing with talks

The report adds that Tottenham have failed with their attempts of a contract renewal for the Danish midfielder and Eriksen is not willing to accept a new offer from the club.

Paulo Dybala

Losing Eriksen for a free would be a major blow for Spurs and hopefully, we can get some money by selling the Dane in the January window, just as we did with Mousa Dembele.

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The 27-year-old is one of the best in the Premier League and it will be interesting to see how we deal with this situation in the coming months.

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Tottenham send scouts to watch 16-year-old who starred against PSG

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Spurs transfer news: Tottenham scout Rennes youngster Camavinga

The Daily Mail reports that Tottenham had sent scouts over to watch Eduardo Camavinga in action against Paris Saint-Germain at the weekend.

The 16-year-old put up an excellent display against the French champions and helped Rennes defeat the Parisians.

The defensive midfielder set up the match-winning goal and was excellent throughout the night as PSG struggled to get the better of Rennes.

Eduardo Camavinga

The report claims that Manchester City and Arsenal also sent scouts to watch Camavinga at the weekend, and Tottenham were interested in the teenager last season too.

The Angola-born midfielder has also gained the attention of Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid (h/t Daily Mail), and the youngster is already being compared to another French talent, Paul Pogba.

Camavinga has a long way to go in his career but he is one of the brightest talents coming through the French system.

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Spurs made one of the best moves in the summer by landing Tanguy Ndombele, and the Frenchman has been one of the bright spots so far this season.

Camavinga could be a great addition to the team but we need to see how he does in the coming months.

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Last season saw him break into the Rennes senior team and if he can continue his performances at a high level, there will be some serious offers for the 16-year-old.

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“Mistake”, “For shame” – Some Tottenham fans can’t believe in-form star has been omitted by national side

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Latest Spurs news: Lo Celso called-up for Argentina squad but Lamela omitted

Tottenham’s summer signing Giovani Lo Celso got a few minutes in the 2-2 draw against Manchester City and has been called up for the Argentina national team squad.

The former Real Betis and PSG midfielder featured for the side in their Copa America journey during the summer, and it will be interesting to see if he starts for us in our next game.

The 23-year-old is one of the most talented players from South America but needs time to adjust to the league after joining Tottenham on deadline day.

Although Lo Celso has done well in the past season, there was one surprise omission from the call-up list.

Where is Coco?

Erik Lamela has been one of the bright spots for Spurs this season and had two important moments in the draw against the Cityzens. The Argentine caught Ederson out of position for our first equaliser and it was his delivery that Lucas Moura turned into the net in the second half.

Lamela struggled for fitness in the previous campaign, but he could be an important player for us this season.

Tottenham didn’t sign any wingers in the summer and if Lamela stays fit, we should see more magic from the Argentine.

Many Tottenham fans were pleased for Lo Celso but were surprised at Lamela’s exclusion.

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Tottenham star uninterested in £200,000-a-week contract as he eyes exit

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Spurs transfer news: Eriksen won’t enter contract talks despite £200,000-a-week offer

Christian Eriksen is out of a contract at the end of the season and the Mirror claims that the Dane has received no offers from other clubs so far.

The Dane is one of the best in the Premier League and Tottenham’s officials are confused as to why the midfielder isn’t sitting down for contract talks (h/t Mirror).

The report claims that Eriksen has been offered £200,000-a-week by Spurs, and that would make him one of the highest earners under Mauricio Pochettino.

However, the Dane wants a move to either Barcelona, Juventus or Real Madrid (h/t Mirror).

The European transfer window is open until 2nd September, and Tottenham can sell players to foreign clubs.

Eriksen is playing a dangerous game

The report adds that Eriksen’s representatives aren’t willing to discuss a new contract with Spurs. However, none of the clubs has made any inclination to sign the Tottenham star.

This leaves Eriksen’s future in limbo and he could remain at Tottenham beyond the window should a club fail to register a quality bid.

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Christian Eriksen celebrates against Everton

Dealing with Daniel Levy will be another problem for any club wanting to sign Eriksen, but Spurs have to play the game right.

Losing Eriksen for free would be a major error in our transfer business as we could get a decent sum from his sale this summer.

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However, keeping him until the end of this season could see him join a Premier League rival, which would be a huge blow for us.

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