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3 Tottenham players who have made sluggish starts and must step up

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3 Tottenham players who have made sluggish starts and must step up

It’s been a tricky start to the new season for Tottenham Hotspur.

The club sit in ninth place after four games, having beaten only Aston Villa on the opening day so far.

They managed to hold Manchester City to a draw at the Etihad Stadium with a little help once again from VAR, and were then surprisingly beaten by Newcastle United.

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Spurs could have easily lost against Arsenal on Sunday but came away with a 2-2 draw, and Mauricio Pochettino will hope his players can really step things up after the international break.

Here’s a few names who have made sluggish starts and must kick on when the Premier League returns:

Davinson Sanchez

It has not been a good start for the Colombian, who had his worst game of the season so far at the weekend.

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The 24-year-old was forced to play out of position at right-back by Mauricio Pochettino so a degree of sympathy is in order, but he definitely needs to raise his game.


In the mysterious absence of Jan Vertonghen for the first few games, Sanchez appeared shaky alongside Toby Alderweireld – Spurs fans know he is capable of much better.

Moussa Sissoko

He was often the star of the show last season, but Moussa Sissoko is seemingly threatening to revert back to his old ways.

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A section of Spurs fans are now struggling to get behind him after some erratic performances, and with Tanguy Ndombele now on the scene, he cannot afford for his level to drop too drastically.

Danny Rose

Rose has shown, so far, why Pochettino was open to offloading him in the summer.

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The England international has started every game so far, but he might be lucky to keep his place in the side after the international break after a bad display against Arsenal.

If he is afforded another chance, then he must step up because Ben Davies’ chance is surely imminent.

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