Good Week/Bad Week

Discussion in 'Columns' started by Krafty, Sep 13, 2015.

  • by Krafty, Sep 13, 2015 at 11:25 PM
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    Internationals and the win over Sunderland. Here we go...

    GOOD WEEK

    Ryan Mason

    Slowly seems to be building something alongside Dier, and Mason's drive from midfield and timing of his runs is very impressive. Finally capped one of those runs with a lovely finish in our only real fluent move of the match.

    Showed some good passing, and suddenly our central midfield issues do not seem so problematic.

    Eric Dier

    Think this will be the last time Dier will be in this column for playing really well out of position. Looks like the defensive midfielder we have been lacking since......Parker? Freund?

    Made some great tackles, was impressive in the air, and such is the rise of the young Englishman that he will likely take Thursday night off.

    Andros Townsend

    Back from injury and provided some much needed pace, directness and width. He'll no doubt get a chance to impress on Thursday and with his Spurs career still subject to much speculation, this really is the time to grasp the nettle.

    Given the lack of true pacey wingers who will attack the byline, I hope Pochettino gives Townsend some decent game time because, while his end product is up and down (his shooting is certainly up, up and away), we can look extremely slow and turgid without him.

    Nacer Chadli

    Well, he was on for the full ninety minutes, although that was probably due more to Son and Alli making their first Premier League starts.

    I think Chadli might fall from favour this season - when Mason was on the sidelines and we were down to ten men, Kane was asked to fill in on the left and Chadli was allowed to be the lone centre forward. That he cannot be trusted to be an orthodox wide midfielder, coupled with a lack of effectiveness or influence in the final third, it is not hard to see others overtake him. His shooting was particularly poor.

    Ben Davies

    Wales on the brink of Euro qualification - Davies edging ahead in the battle for first choice left back.

    Daniel Levy

    It might have involved a few suitcases full of cash, but with the departure of Emmanuel Adebayor Levy has managed to offload pretty much every player that Pochettino had identified as being more than surplus to requirements. Only Fazio remains, and even then you get the feeling Poch would not be against using his fellow Argentine.

    BAD WEEK

    Ryan Mason's body


    Another injury, it seems the lad cannot get any luck. He puts his body where it hurts, and unfortunately his body comes off worse nine times out of ten. We can only hope its nothing serious and he will be available against Palace.

    Nabil Bentaleb

    They say absence makes the heart grow fonder. It's safe to say that was not the case with Nabil this weekend.

    Alex Pritchard

    Rumours circulated that he could be set for another loan move, which would be very disappointing for his development and Spurs future. Not on the bench while Harry Winks was, but should get an opportunity to impress in the Europa League opener.

    Tottenham's Harry Kane

    Goals for England but his Spurs drought continues. Looks a little jaded, and the confusion in our attacking play (save Mason's goal) coupled with a lack of width until Townsend came on strangled Kane's game. Still puts in a lot of effort, and his build up play was good, but let's hope he opens his club account next week.
     
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Discussion in 'Columns' started by Krafty, Sep 13, 2015.

  1. doom
    Townsend rightly had a good performance but Lamela put in a few seriously good balls one which assisted the goal and didn't do anything wrong so compared to the previous weeks his week was exceptional.

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