Three worst Tottenham players during win over Swansea
By Matt Farr
Tottenham achieved a remarkable feat with a last-gasp comeback victory over Swansea in the Premier League on Wednesday night.
Wayne Routledge’s 11th-minute streak appeared destined to send Tottenham to only their fourth league defeat of the season, but a six-minute blitz saw Tottenham run out 3-1 winners.
Attacking trio Dele Alli, Son Heung-Min and Christian Eriksen were each on the scoresheet between the 88th and the 94th-minute to deal a crushing late blow to Swansea’s survival hopes.
However, despite their impressive character, it was far from a convincing display from the away side and here, Football Insider reveals the three worst Tottenham players during the victory.
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Without doubt one of the worst players on the pitch for both sides, Sissoko gave yet another ineffective display for Tottenham.
The £30million summer flop was handed a rare place in the starting eleven amid a sudden burst of injuries within the first-team squad, but he did very little to convince his manager to hand him a regular role.
Sissoko rarely threatened to cause problems for the Swansea defence, and appears destined to remain on the White Hart Lane scrap heap ahead of the summer transfer window.
It, of course, did not help his cause that his replacement from the bench, Vincent Janssen, had a much bigger influence on proceedings.
Tottenham have drawn much of their recent form and success from being secure at the back, however, their defensive display against Swansea was far from convincing.
But it was full-back Ben Davies that perhaps struggled the most out of Tottenham’s defensive quartet, having been at fault for Swansea’s goal.
The 23-year-old was beaten all too easily on the left-flank by Jordan Ayew, who then fired the ball across the area for ex-Tottenham man Wayne Routledge to slot home the opener.
Davies was also sloppy in possession, giving the ball away on a number of occasions, while his delivery from advanced areas was not quite at its best either.
Up until the 88th minute, Son Heung-Min was not having the best day at the office. The South Korea international was tasked with leading the line for Tottenham but suffered from a lack of conviction.
Then again, he did bag a crucial goal to send Tottenham into the lead. But only after being moved to a more familiar wider role.
The introduction of Vincent Janssen as the centre-forward paid dividends for Tottenham, as it not only got them a dramatic win, but proved that Janssen is a more effective centre-forward option than Son.
His movement was promising, but his touch and finishing was often lacking.