23-year-old is weak link: Three things we learned about Tottenham in win v Everton
COMMENT By Harvey Byrne
Football Insider analyses the three talking points as Tottenham beat Everton 3-2 at White Hart Lane on Sunday afternoon.
Kane is the best
Throughout his career Harry Kane has had his critics. However, surely it is now the time to accept that the 23-year-old striker is the best in the Premier League. The England international’s two goals against the Toffees on Sunday were just a sign of his class and how confident he is. He is now the league’s highest scorer with 19 goals to his name from 22 matches this campaign and with nine goals from his last seven league matches he is showing no signs of letting off. He is well on his way to winning the second golden boot of his career.
Beating Everton is no mean feat and only in January were the Toffees running out 4-0 winners over fourth placed Manchester City. However, Tottenham showed on Sunday afternoon why they are competing towards the top of the league and it is now felt that the north London club are the only team in the top flight who have the consistency to challenge league leaders Chelsea. The Blues are currently seven points clear at the top with a game against West Ham on Monday evening, but with 11 matches of the season still left Spurs can have a say in the title race.
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Dier is weak link
This Tottenham team is pretty much complete and it is harsh to pick out any negatives about them. However, it is clear that an improvement can still be made on Eric Dier in the defensive three. At times the 23-year-old gave away possession with a punt up the field, which goes against the way Mauricio Pochettino is looking to use his team. He also lost Enner Valencia for Everton’s second goal, making the scoreline more nervy than necessary. The versatile England international is currently the weak link in an extremely strong Spurs side.
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