Spurs player ratings after Southampton win - Eriksen shines, Mason impresses again

Christian Eriksen and Soldado Spurs

Mauricio Pochettino's Tottenham beat old club Southampton 1-0 in the Premier League after an excellent Christian Eriksen strike.

Hugo Lloris 7/10 - The Frenchman once again put in an excellent shift between the posts, making one super save from a Vincent Wanyama strike that looked destined to find the net. His kicking wasn't at his best.

Kyle Naughton 6/10 - Was doing well until he was on the end of a dangerous tackle from Ryan Bertrand that saw him turn his ankle and come off.

Younes Kaboul 7/10 - Put in another powerful performance in defence, and it looks like Kaboul is coming back into some real form after his heroics up the road last week. One sloppy clearance gifted a shot to Wanyama, and was booked after shouldering Mane down for a 50/50 ball. 

Jan Vertonghen 6.5/10 - Had a header cleared off the line early on, and was caught out a couple of times by the running of Tadic, but played his part in the clean sheet.

Danny Rose - 7/10 - Once again full of energy and gave Nathaniel Clyne a competitive game on the left, with a little more luck or composure, could have made some slightly more telling contributions.

Etienne Capoue 7/10 - Led the midfield well in their increased level of closing down, and saw plenty of the ball in front of the defence. Well deserving of his continuing selection.

Ryan Mason 7/10 - The youngster's home Premier League debut saw Mason put in another mature performance against a strong Southampton midfield. A willing chaser and capable passer, Mason did his claims for a full time spot no harm whatsoever.

Christian Eriksen 7.5/10 - MOTM - Arguably Tottenham's most dangerous player, Eriksen linked up well in attacking positions all afternoon, and forced Fraser Forster into a good save with a left footed shot from distance, before finding the net with another strike from outside the box that beat the former Celtic man at his near post. Possibly the Dane's best game so far this season. 

Nacer Chadli 7/10 - Chadli continues to look very much comfortable in this Spurs team, and was unlucky to hit the post after a great counter attack minutes after the Belgian had set up Eriksen's goal.

Erik Lamela 6.5/10 - Not quite as dangerous as the other attacking midfielders, but carried a threat nevertheless even if he didn't quite manage to really get at the Saints defence too often. Made one outstanding run with the ball that saw Forster palm a long range effort round the post. Booked.

Emmanuel Adebayor 6.5/10 - Displayed some nice flicks and passes throughout, playing his part in Eriksen's goal, but didn't pose enough of an attacking threat himself. Went down under a challenge from Bertrand but was denied a penalty.

Substitutions:

Eric Dier 32' 7/10 - An early substitute for Naughton and did a solid job at fullback once again, showing strength in the tackle and an ability to push forward past his man.

Mousa Dembele 82' 6/10 - Came on for Eriksen for the final 10 minutes and helped shore up the midfield a little.

Harry Kane 90' 5/10 - Barely had time to get on the ball.

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