The South Korean may not have found the back of the net, but he put in a great effort on the afternoon. He consistently tormented the Arsenal defense down the left flank.
He finally seems to be building some cohesion with Ben Davies. The two are starting to look much more comfortable interchanging down the flank. That’s huge for Spurs. It means that even when Danny Rose misses out, Son can help Davies create width in attack. That’s something that has been missing the last several weeks.
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Son will have more prolific games, but he’s starting to raise his average performance. That’s the key for him becoming a really strong member of Pochettino’s match day squad.
I must admit that I almost screamed when Eriksen missed his first half sitter. It’s hard for me to block that out of my mind as I post this player rating. In fairness though, he managed to put in a solid shift without any tangible end product.
Contrast the way Eriksen played in a pretty average performance to his counterpart, Mesut Ozil. Eriksen still managed to compete and make his presence felt. Ozil, in contrast, was invisible. In many ways, that matchup epitomizes the current state of both Tottenham and Arsenal.