Tottenham player ratings at Huddersfield: Son dazzles for Spurs

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 03: Heung-Min Son of Tottenham Hotspur beats goalkeeper Jonas Loessl of Huddersfield Town as he scores their first goal during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Huddersfield Town at Wembley Stadium on March 3, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 03: Heung-Min Son of Tottenham Hotspur beats goalkeeper Jonas Loessl of Huddersfield Town as he scores their first goal during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Huddersfield Town at Wembley Stadium on March 3, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images) /
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LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 03: Heung-Min Son of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates as he scores their second goal with Dele Alli during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Huddersfield Town at Wembley Stadium on March 3, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 03: Heung-Min Son of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates as he scores their second goal with Dele Alli during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Huddersfield Town at Wembley Stadium on March 3, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images) /

Heung-Min Son-9

Son started this match like a man on fire. His persistent running really kept Huddersfield pinned back despite their bright start to the game. He deserved every bit of the two excellent goals he scored.

What’s more important, is that Son seemed to have his swagger back. He’s clearly at his best when he’s brimming with confidence. His self belief sunk Huddersfield’s defence.

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Dele Alli-7

It can’t go unmentioned that Dele’s devastating pass is what set Son free for his opening goal. The Englishman gets a lot of stick for trying to do too much, but his passing ability has really improved as of late. He’s a far better creator than he used to be.

Dele’s performance does get slightly downgraded for his questionable decision to give up a yellow card challenge in the first half. Huddersfield would have enjoyed some sort of opportunity on the break, but he seemed to have more support behind him than he realized. It wasn’t an indefensible choice, but it was highly questionable. Dele was adequate in this match, but nothing special.

Christian Eriksen-6.5

During the opening 15 minutes or so, Eriksen looked well on his way to having an exceedingly poor outing. Fortunately, his form picked up as the match went on.

As usual, the more Eriksen is able to get on the ball, the more dangerous Tottenham’s attack starts to look. In particular, he dropped very deep on several occasions to dictate play. He’ll need to do more and more of that to make sure he maximizes his ability. Eriksen’s capable of real brilliance, but he didn’t show a ton of it today.