Tottenham Hotspur fans were left reeling after a whole host of poor individual displays gifted Manchester United a 3-0 victory in north London on Saturday to leave the Lilywhites eighth in the table. And with manager Nuno Espirito Santo feeling the pressure, players must also take responsibility for their poor performances as Spurs’ dreadful spell continues.
Express Sport takes a look at four players who should be reflecting on their current form after the humbling defeat.
Kane has only scored one goal in the league this season, coming against one of the division’s worst sides in Newcastle United.
A lack of goals is the main problem at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, with Kane expected to be the focal point for Nuno’s men.
However, not only is the England captain not scoring but his lack of effort is apparent as well, with last season’s Premier League Golden Boot winner portraying a shadow of the figure he has been in the past.
If Kane wants to continue his status as one of the world’s best strikers, he must continue his typically top-class work rate.
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Dier, like Hojbjerg, started the season on fire with three clean sheets from Spurs’ first three games in the league.
However, his performance yesterday meant it easy for United to dominate the North London outfit repeatedly.
He was also a huge reason for United’s second, playing Edinson Cavani onside by a few yards before the Uruguayan had all the time in the world to chip Hugo Lloris.
And with fans taking to social media to slate the defender, he must look at his performance with horror considering he is one of Spurs’ more senior players.
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Giovani Lo Celso
Tottenham were truly awful in the defeat, but it could have been very different had Giovani Lo Celso played Son Heung-min through on goal at 1-0.
With the Spurs duo deep into United’s half, only Victor Lindelof was following the South Korean – who would have beaten the United defender to the ball due to his blistering pace.
Yet by taking his time, Lo Celso played a horrendous pass that trickled to Son and effectively ruined the attack.
15 minutes later, Cavani equalised to put the game to bed – and Lo Celso should be looking at himself for Spurs’ downfall.