Kane scores 99th goal but Tottenham are held by Southampton

23 January, 2018, 01:38 | Author: Laura Christensen
  • Kane scores 99th goal but Tottenham are held by Southampton

Just 26 days after an emphatic 5-2 victory over the Saints, Tottenham really underperformed in a game which seemed a certain three points.

Mauricio Pochettino confirmed as much after the match, stating: "Players were affected last week but that's no excuse".

Whilst many reports will point to an uncharacteristic poor performance from Dele Alli, the reality is that our stellar young midfielder has struggled for form this season and poor performances have been more regular than good ones. That is an understatement. However, it failed to live up to the first 20 minutes of action. Lamela didn't come in until the 70th minute in relief of Son Heung-Min, which was curious.

It was Eriksen's touch and eye for a pass that were particularly missed on the south coast. "He has this capacity to link everyone on the pitch - that is the principle one for me but he has a lot of good qualities".

In a game that Spurs needed to regain their cushion on Arsenal, having to respond to an early goal was the last thing they needed. It was in possession, we made mistakes which allowed them to play.

"Christian is a fantastic player".

The current world's most expensive player is Neymar after he left Barcelona to join Paris Saint-Germain in a £198m deal in the summer.

"Christian plays an important role in the team". Indeed, it was Southampton who were creating the clearer chances.


Los Blancos are a proud bunch, and the addition of Kane would likely get them back on track to challenging with Barca, as well as making them one of the most fearsome teams in Europe.

Moussa Sissoko diverted a Davies drive just wide before Stephens planted a free header narrowly over the angle from a tremendous Ward-Prowse free-kick after 37 minutes. "We didn't create enough".

But try as they might, the away side were unable to find the back of the net again and had to settle for a solitary point.

Mauricio Pochettino's side now sit fifth in the Premier League, three points off fourth-placed Liverpool, who take on Swansea away on Monday night. We had a massive chance with Harry Kane at the end to win the game.

"It's so close between the teams in the top five or six".

"When you lose, you have to win a game, when you draw you have to win a game, when you win, you have to win a game. For me, he's a very important player for us".

"A few were already ill this week, and Hugo and Christian were out".

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