Tottenham player ratings: Son impresses, Mason struggles, Lloris and Kane disappoint

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Tottenham lost 2-1 to Southampton at White Hart Lane this afternoon - here is how their players rated.

Hugo Lloris 5 - The Frenchman is top class, but he will be hugely disappointed with both of Southampton's goals, especially the first one as he allowed Steven Davis' shot to squirm through him.

Kyle Walker 5 - had some problems coping with Southampton ace Dusan Tadic, and whilst he got forward well, he didn't provide a good enough end product.

Toby Alderweireld 6 - solid enough from the Belgian but not quite as composed as usual, as Shane Long's pace caused problems in the Spurs back line.

Jan Vertonghen 6 - comfortable in possession of the ball, but much like his compatriot Alderweireld, the movement of Long caused some issues.

Danny Rose 7 - got the better of Cuco Martina early on and looked like one of Tottenham's most dangerous players in the first half, offering great width down the left hand side.

Eric Dier 6 - missed the presence of Mousa Dembele alongside him, but kept possession ticking over well in front of the Tottenham back four.

Ryan Mason 5 - today was the day where it became abundantly clear that Tottenham need another central midfielder. Mason was poor in the Tottenham midfield as he came in to replace Mousa Dembele, giving away possession and offering little in the Spurs midfield.

Son Heung-min 7 - Tottenham's brightest player on the day, Son has now scored two in two games after opening the scoring at White Hart Lane today. Willing to run at players, run in behind the defence and looked like the man to make things happen for Spurs.

Christian Eriksen 6 - had some bright moments but wasn't quite at his creative best today, whilst his set pieces were hit and miss too. Did go close with an early chance though.

Erik Lamela 6 - worked hard out wide and was willing to beat Southampton defenders, but was just lacking that end product to help Spurs build on their opening goal.

Harry Kane 5 - a strange game from Kane, who seemed to shoot almost every time he got the ball despite having team-mates in better positions. Too greedy at times and needed to look up for team-mates.

Substitutes

Clinton N'Jie 5 - came on in the second half but made little impact as Spurs chased an equaliser.

Nacer Chadli 5 - had a great chance late on but could only fire straight at Fraser Forster.

Who did you think was Tottenham's best player against Southampton?

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