If anyone was concerned that Harry Kane wasn’t fully recovered, his performance against Bournemouth erased any doubt. He put in a vintage performance with a goal and an assist in his return to Pochettino’s starting XI.
It’s not as if those were his only contributions either. His hold up play was spectacular. Kane rarely put a foot wrong in the match. When he needed to drop back, he did. When it was time for him to attack the goal, he did that too. Kane will be upset he didn’t score twice, but it was still an excellent performance from the English talisman.
Eriksen is another Spurs player who’ll be upset he didn’t find the back of the net. He had several good chances in the first half but couldn’t manage to slot the ball home. Even so, he still brought great energy and attacking verve to the game for his side.
In particular, Eriksen deserves plaudits for the competitive streak he showed in today’s match. He was, dare I say, physical at times in the middle of the pitch. He’ll never be confused with Victor Wanyama, but he won more than his share of 50/50 challenges on the afternoon.