Tottenham Hotspur kept their chances of finishing in the top four alive, moving into the top four above Arsenal who play their game in hand tomorrow.
It was a nervy affair at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium as Antonio Conte’s side edged past a plucky Burnley side thanks to a Harry Kane penalty following controversy eight minutes into stoppage time following a handball from Ashley Barnes.
Will Spurs finish in the top four?
Although it was a vital win for Spurs, not everyone performed to their best, with some coming in for criticism following the game.
Son Heung-min missed a huge opportunity to put Spurs further ahead in N17 with his shot from close range saved from Nick Pope with the shot aimed close to the keeper’s reach.
Alasdair Gold’s match ratings saw him give Son just 6/10, criticising the South Korean by saying: “Tested Pope with a low shot at his near post from out wide and the keeper palmed away a close-range effort from the South Korean not long after the hour mark.
“Forced the Burnley stopper into another close-range save with eight minutes of normal time remaining. Got into plenty of great positions but couldn’t find a way through, which summed up Tottenham’s front three on the day as they needed a penalty to break the deadlock.”
TIF thoughts on Gold’s comments…
It certainly wasn’t the South Korean’s best day in a Spurs shirt, he was incredibly wasteful, losing the ball on 20 occasions throughout the game despite only having 55 touches of the ball. He was also the second-worst Spurs player from the starting lineup, as per the SofaScore ratings.
However, with the points in the bag and three huge games on the bounce now ticked off for the Lilywhites, we are sure he will be forgiven as Spurs go into the final game of their season.
Although the performance may not have been the best, all that will matter to Conte and Spurs is the result as they have now put the pressure on Arsenal to respond on Monday night in the hunt for Champions League football.
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