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Tottenham were excellent in just about every department against Gillingham. But who impressed the most?

Michel Vorm, 7

I don’t recall Vorm having a save to make. The Dutchman was very comfortable with the ball at his feet, as usual.

Kieran Trippier, 7

Spurs don’t use their full-backs as offensively when Kyle Walker and Danny Rose don’t play. Still, Trippier is a competent deputy and looked tidy in possession.

Cameron Carter-Vickers, 8

Keep in mind the League One opposition, but Carter-Vickers looked composed beyond his years. Didn’t give the Gillingham attack a kick and looked very comfortable on the ball.

Kevin Wimmer, 7

It’s good to have Wimmer back given that most Tottenham fans thought Mauricio Pochettino had locked him away somewhere. Didn’t impress as much as his partner Carter-Vickers, but perhaps that’s because we are already familiar with what the Austrian offers.

Ben Davies, 7

A run-of-the-mill performance from a player Spurs know they can trust, at least in a defensive capacity, to fill in for Danny Rose when injured.

Harry Winks, 8

The young midfielder has been praised for improving the physical side of his game since pre-season and it showed here. Winks no longer looks like a kid, instead holding his own among a robust Gillingham midfield.

Tom Carroll, 7

Wasted possession a couple of times towards the end his some speculative shooting, but managed to control the pace of the game for most of the 90 minutes. Looked delighted to take the captain’s armband from Christian Eriksen late on — fair play to him for working hard to remain in Pochettino’s plans.

Josh Onomah, 8

For a while Onomah has looked like the academy product most ready for first team football. After another brilliant display in which he scored his first senior goal for the club, supporters should expect to see a lot more of the midfielder this season.

Christian Eriksen, 8

The Dane played with all the intensity of a training session and still managed to score two lovely goals. Was the first Spurs player to leave the field, almost certainly confirming he’ll start at Middlesbrough on Saturday.

Erik Lamela, 9

Three assists and a well taken goal. Lamela’s ability is in no doubt when he’s faced with a lower league defence; the Argentine oozed confidence and simply proved too much for the visitors to handle.

Vincent Janssen, 8

Did everything possible to score his first Tottenham goal in the first half but was denied at every opportunity by the goalkeeper or bad luck. Finally got the chance to open his Spurs account from the spot after the break, and made no mistake.

Substitutes

Georges-Kevin N’Koudou, 7

Perhaps wasn’t involved as much as he’d have liked to be on his debut, but his pace and dribbling ability is there for all to see.

Marcus Edwards, 8

It appears Tottenham have something very special on their hands with young Marcus Edwards. The attacking midfielder has already been compared to Lionel Messi by Pochettino, and he nearly justified those comparisons with a scintillating run and shot that was tipped just over.

Anton Walkes, N/A

Only spent ten minutes on the field, albeit an impressively composed ten minutes.

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7 COMMENTS

  1. What a shame this match wasn’t shown here where I live. Would love to see the future of Spurs! Really hope this spells the end of inability to finish off stubborn opposition.

  2. > Lamela’s ability is in no doubt when he’s faced with a lower league defence.
    Yep. Shame it does not show in the PL.

    I really would like to see two or three of the youngsters playing in PL games.

  3. Great to exposure with a good mix of senior guiding them thru. Hey Brian ! Give them credit if you are COYS !i rather have Eric than Rooney! At least there is no ego in the team and they will track fast into the season and years to come ! Fantastic night been a while we see youth prosper ..

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