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'Thank goodness': Garth Crooks insists one Tottenham player looked 'top class' against Brentford on Boxing Day
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'Thank goodness': Garth Crooks insists one Tottenham player looked 'top class' against Brentford on Boxing Day

Tottenham Hotspur couldn’t return to winning ways on Boxing Day, as they were held to a 2-2 draw with Brentford.

BBC Sport pundit Garth Crooks has named his team of the week, and included one Spurs star.

It was another first-half to forget for Antonio Conte’s team, as they found themselves a goal behind.

The home side doubled their lead through Ivan Toney, which finally inspired Tottenham into action.

A bullet header from Harry Kane and composed finish from Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg earned their side a well-deserved point.

However, Conte will know how important is it to fix the issue of his team consistently going behind in games.

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Spurs have conceded first in each of their last six league games, which has at least made their matches exciting.

With the likes of Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea all chasing Spurs down to finish in the top four, they need to stop sabotaging themselves.

Conte will at least be pleased that Kane impressed against Brentford, quickly getting over the disappointment of England’s World Cup exit.

The 29-year-old is going to be essential to Spurs maintaining their place in the Champions League spots this season.

Kane impressed against Brentford

Crooks enjoyed the forward’s performance on Boxing Day, saying: “Tottenham started Monday’s match at Brentford like England started against the USA in their second World Cup game: no conviction, no passion and no goals.

Son Heung-min was wearing a face mask which made me question, if he was so concerned about an injury, whether he should have been on the pitch in the first place.

“Meanwhile, Eric Dier was slashing at balls as if it was his first training session after a pre-season break.

“Thank goodness Harry Kane came back to work looking like something that resembled a top-class player after a challenging World Cup.

“The England striker’s superbly headed goal was only matched by his ability to put his missed penalty against France in Qatar well and truly behind him.”

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Kane impressed against Brentford and took his Premier League tally to 13 goals after just 16 appearances.

Were it not for Erling Haaland incredible tally, more people would be talking about Kane’s brilliant start to the season.

Hojbjerg spoke after the match and said that Kane had the potential to be the best player in the world.

It’s a massive claim, but Kane has performed at the highest level in the toughest league in the world for years and years.

Graeme Souness criticised his performances at the World Cup, but Kane still came away with two goals and three assists.

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