Jesse Lingard’s goal was enough to see England past the Netherlands on Friday night.

Two Tottenham players started and two were on the bench – Kieran Trippier and Danny Rose were selected in the full-back positions, while Eric Dier and Dele Alli were among the substitutes.

So how did England’s Spurs contingent get on at the Amsterdam Arena?

Kieran Trippier, 7/10

The right-back could have been a bit more adventurous with his passing, missing opportunities to play Marcus Rashford in behind the hosts’ defence in the first half.

But Trippier generally impressed, getting into some good positions down the right and connecting with a couple of his trademark volleyed crosses. He tested the goalkeeper with a stinging drive towards the end, too.

Danny Rose, 5/10

Rose took a heavy knock after just ten seconds and never really settled into the game thereafter. That said, he got up and down the pitch admirably – but his final ball was poor more often than not.

A lack of game-time for Tottenham obviously didn’t help the left-back, who hasn’t been his usual self for some time. Hopefully that changes soon.

Dele Alli, 4/10

It was perhaps surprising to see Alli on the bench – he is rarely dropped for club or country. Lingard, essentially Alli’s replacement, made sure England didn’t miss the 21-year-old.

Alli was eventually introduced in the 68th minute, but it wasn’t a great night for the Spurs man. His flicks and tricks rarely came off and he repeatedly surrendered possession to the hosts.

Eric Dier, N/A

Dier came on with two minutes remaining and didn’t have time to make any sort of impact. He’ll likely play a bigger part against Italy on Tuesday.

Agree or disagree with our ratings? Let us know in the comments.



  1. Disagree with Trippier rating, his final cross was generally poor and the whole point of his position is to deliver a good opportunity to the forwards. Same for Spurs all season hardly provided for the forwards


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