Neglect Kane & Son: £85k-p/w Spurs titan who gained 83% of duels ran the present for Mourinho – opinion
Harry Kane and Heung-min Son mixed as soon as once more to steer Tottenham Hotspur again to the highest of the Premier League desk.
Spurs’ prolific double act had been on the coronary heart of one other spectacular and essential victory, this time over arch-rivals Arsenal within the north London derby.
It took simply 13 minutes for the mercurial South Korean to curve a long-range effort previous visiting goalkeeper, Bernd Leno, a lot to the delight of the house supporters, who had been contained in the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium for the primary time in 277 days.
They had been quickly celebrating a second when the talismanic Kane rifled house from a blistering counter-attack proper on half-time.
However for all of the plaudits that the deadly duo deserve, there was one other title who maybe went beneath the radar, much more in order he got here straight again in from harm.
That, in fact, being Toby Alderweireld.
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The Belgian titan went down with an harm of their phenomenal victory over Man Metropolis just some weeks in the past and was surprisingly named within the beginning XI this night having solely simply returned to coaching this week.
And what a strong show it was, shutting the Gunners out to make it 4 straight clear sheets within the top-flight.
Alderweireld, who earns £85k-per-week in N17, was colossal on the again alongside Eric Dier as he gained 5 of six duels (83%), made a whopping 11 clearances and likewise blocked one among Arsenal’s 11 pictures at aim, by way of SofaScore.
The 31-year-old powerhouse did ever so nicely to maintain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang quiet, and that a lot was eptimoised in his spectacular last-ditch block when the guests had been mounting the stress in the course of the second interval.
Alasdair Gold at soccer.london graded the €30m (£27m) centre-back’s efficiency a 9 out of ten, solely bettered by Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, and claimed:
“Again within the defence and he confirmed why Mourinho threw him straight again in. Made an important sliding block to disclaim Aubameyang within the closing 10 minutes.”
Certainly that was definitely the case and while Son and Kane rightly deserve the accolades, you can not underestimate the calming presence of Alderweireld in that again line.
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