Three things we learnt from Middlesbrough 1-2 Spurs

Three things we learnt from Middlesbrough 1-2 Spurs

Two goals from Son Heung Min secured another win for Spurs, as they maintained their unbeaten start to the season and moved up into second place in the Premier League, with their best start to a league campaign in 51 years.

A 2-1 away win at newly promoted Middlesbrough was enough for Pochettino’s team, who were playing their first game without the injured Harry Kane.

As for Boro, it is now starting to look like a difficult start after a few defeats in a row and they will quickly be looking to turn things around.

Here’s three things we learnt from the game, including over the next couple of pages.

Son is one of the best players currently in the League

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This season has seen a dramatic rise in the performances of Tottenham’s number seven, and this game demonstrated it further. Plenty of energy, fight and determination saw the South Korean bag himself two goals and become the match winner. He now has six goals in his last six appearances for the North London outfit.

It’s not just his goals however. Son is the man leading the Spurs attack and creating opportunities. 14 take-ons yesterday proved just how much the South Korean is getting at defenders, and it was this ability that caused his second goal.

During the build-up to his second of the afternoon, he lost the ball and won it back again, something which is of no concern to a man with a 100% tackles rate during the game. His passing was a high 91%, while he went on to provide nine crosses and create two chances for his team-mates. A remarkable performance.

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