It may not have been a classic performance in terms of possession and entertainment but who cares, a win is a win and it does not get any sweeter than against Arsenal, especially after all their bantering over the last week. The Tottenham player ratings are going to be fair but enjoyable this time.
In all fairness, Arsenal did have the majority of the possession in the second half but possession does not win games, goals do and Tottenham had more goals, it is as simple as that.
Tottenham player ratings
Hugo Lloris – 8
Could do nothing to stop Lacazettes screamer but made some important saves and kept Spurs in the game at critical points.
Ben Davies – 6
Did ok I suppose but he is not a top-class full-back and he provides very little down the flanks going forward.
Toby Alderweireld – 9
Match winner and rock-solid in defence, my man of the match.
Davinson Sanchez – 8
Had a good game, was massive in defence considering all the pressure that was invited.
Serge Aurier – 4
Just cannot understand why he is continuously picked, he is just poor, offered nothing going forward, his first touch was woeful and he gave the ball away to Lacazette for the first goal simply because he cannot do a basic thing like control the ball.
Harry Winks – 6
Did ok in the midfield and helped the defence but he has zero creativity in his feet and surely there are better options.
Moussa Sissoko – 6
Same as Winks did his job helping the defence but he just does not have the ability to deliver defence-splitting passes.
Giovani Lo Celso – 7
Ran himself ragged and was all over the middle of the park but he is not being used properly and had very little support in the middle to take the game to Arsenal.
Lucas Moura – 7
Was busy but too often he lost control or failed to feed his teammates in.
Son Heung-min – 8
Great goal and did a load of work upfront but on more than one occasion was guilty of not passing when there was better options available,
Harry Kane – 7
Had a great chance to score in the first half and worked his tail off, he is getting close to full fitness but lack of service is killing his game.
Steve Bergwijn – not on long enough
Erick Lamela -not on long enough
Oliver Skipp – not on long enough
Jose Mourinho – 6
Got the win but he was staring at a 2 until Toby netted. Subs came on far too late and his tactics are killing the players. But he won against Arsenal and that is enough for me.