Harry Kane 7.5/10
Like Sonny, Kane was ever so slightly off the mark with a number of touches. He was still dangerous and caused Southampton’s backline fits, but wasn’t as precise or lethal as we’ve come to expect. That will change in the coming matches.
Son Heung-min 8/10
Son Heung-min set up Spurs’ second with a precise low cross for Dier, who deftly headed past Gavin Bazuna. The South Korean, who knocked a few errant passes, was by no means at his sharpest. He held on to the ball too long at the tail end of the first half when he should have provided for Harry Kane who was in acres of space.
However, Sonny was still a thorn in the Saints’ side.
Dejan Kulusevski 10/10
Even though they know he’ll shift quickly at some stage on to his sublime left foot, most defenders cannot stop Dejan Kulusevski. He was Spurs’ most dangerous player, setting up the first with a brilliantly whipped ball to the back post for an on-rushing Sessegnon, who had the easiest of tasks.
Kulu set up Sessegnon for another sitter early in the second half and had numerous teasing crosses begging for a teammate to get a touch. Overall, Kulu enjoyed an outstanding season opener and the Swede got his just deserts when he finished with aplomb in the 63rd minute.
Ivan Perisic 8/10
The wily veteran showcased his impeccable crossing ability in his brief cameo. The Croatian is going to be an absolute beast for Spurs as the season wears on.