Two Spurs stars who proved a point v Anderlecht... One who disappointed

Tottenham Hotspur beat the Belgian side 2-1 on Thursday night.


Christian Eriksen

Harry Kane will once more get the credit for opening the scoring for Tottenham in the Europa League but it was once more Christian Eriksen who delightfully teed the 22-year-old up in front of goal.

Indeed, Eriksen yet again proved his worth to the north London side, creating the clearcut opportunity for Kane to net from and generally excelling at using up the space available to him.

Should he feature, the Dane will be vital against Arsenal on Sunday.

Mousa Dembele

Consistency has been Mousa Dembele's Achilles heel but the Belgian has now strung together two impressive performances in a row, both of which saw him hit the back of the net.

And what a goal the midfielder scored on this occasion, rifling home from distance to seal a Spurs win against Anderlecht late on. Produce against Arsenal on Sunday and this may be Dembele's best ever week at White Hart Lane.


Jan Vertonghen

However, as with Monday night's 3-1 win over Aston Villa, one lapse in concentration threatened to derail Tottenham against Anderlecht.

On this occasion, that lapse came from Jan Vertonghen, who was verging on being fully asleep as he allowed the visitors to net without showing much awareness at all in the second half.

The Spurs centre-back is clearly a good defender, while his partnership with Toby Alderweireld has been extremely impressive. But, as with Dembele, consistency is vital. Vertonghen needs to eradicate these sloppy moments.

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