Tottenham had to show their resilience in Toby Alderweireld’s absence to earn a point against Bayer Leverkusen. So how did they do individually?

Hugo Lloris, 8

Made a stunning save on the line to deny Javier Hernandez from opening the scoring, and went on to make two or three more decent stops in a fine performance.

Kieran Trippier, 7

Played a huge part in most Spurs attacks in the first half with some accurate, purposeful crossing. Quietened after the break and was a little reckless with his passing, but should be praised for replicating Walker’s attacking influence, which he usually struggles to do.

Eric Dier, 7

Deputised for the injured Toby Alderweireld well, bringing the ball out from the back comfortably and striking up a decent partnership with Jan Vertonghen.

Jan Vertonghen, 8

Completed two crucial headed interceptions that seemed destined to reach Leverkusen’s attack before the Belgian intervened. Proved he can perform without Alderweireld bailing him out of trouble.

Danny Rose, 8

Like Vertonghen, Rose managed two instances of superb last-ditch defending to prevent certain Leverkusen chances. Covered lots of ground down the left, even if he faded in the second half in an attacking sense.

Victor Wanyama, 7

Gained more praise on social midfielder for a typically forceful midfield performance. Teamed up well will Trippier down the right wing before the break, but really struggled to retain the ball for the first twenty minutes of the second half when Tottenham were under the most pressure. Came alive again in the final stages and shielded the defence effectively.

Christian Eriksen, 6

Started one or two Spurs attacks early on but was largely anonymous for most of the game. The Dane’s energy levels were impressive late on when Spurs began to counter, and was often unfortunate to have little or no passing options after Vincent Janssen was substituted.

Dele Alli, 6

Like many others, Alli eventually went missing despite starting so well. Missed a good chance to score with his head in the first half and looked tired whenever he got the ball late on.

Erik Lamela, 6

Set up Heung-Min Son (who in turn set up Janssen for an offside goal) with an excellent chipped pass early in the game. Was booked in the first half and walked a tightrope until being substituted. Continued in his struggle to make an impact, just as he did against Manchester City and West Brom.

Heung-Min Son, 6

Was unlucky to be offside when he provided a pass for Janssen’s ‘no-goal’. Completed a couple of dazzling dribbles when Tottenham were on top but faded and possible forfeited to the nerves caused by returning to his former club.

Vincent Janssen, 7

Superb in the first half, coming close with a header that crashed the bar and a tap-in that was ruled offside. Was barely involved after the break, arguably through no fault of his own, and was the first player to be substituted.


Mousa Dembele, 5

Seemed the obvious substitution when Spurs needed to regain control in midfield but wasn’t quite himself, uncharacteristically failing to retain possession and sloppy with his passing.

Moussa Sissoko, 6

Did OK without making much of a meaningful impact, getting the team up the pitch in a late spell of sporadic pressure.

Josh Onomah, N/A

Was introduced late on, playing just three minutes of stoppage time.





  1. Vincent Janssen is A-OK. I think that he has a great future at Spurs. Thought Erikson and Son were largely absent tonight and Lamela was undecided as to his role. Good games from Lloris, Rose Vertonghen and Dier. Contributions from the rest except Lamela. Subs on too short to make an impression. Wanyama and Janssen continue ro impress even playing at 50%. The oppos will need all the resilience they have when Harry and Toby are back and firing.

  2. Yes , Janssen definitely needs to start in every PL match until Harry comes back , and should stay on the field till full time . I’m sure he’ll get a PL goal soon if that confidence from Potch . Since 4-0 at Stoke , Spurs haven’t scored more than one goal in any match ( Kolorov own goal ). We need a need proper centre forward up front every game .

  3. Only a 7 for Wanyama? he was my MOTM alongside Rose, Lloris and Verts! Wanyama is a beast of a player! 6 for Lamela? i would give him a 3 at best, totally clueless show pony that is like a rabbit in the headlights and constantly gives the ball away and doesnt know when to pass! we have to start taking our chances, we got battered in the second half so was lucky to escape with a draw! Lamela and Sissoko are passengers and need to be sold asap.

    • Yep, Lamela continues to underwhelm. What does Poch see in him? He should be the first to be subbed every game, if indeed he is worth a start (Eriksen almost as bad last night) and let Janssen have 90 mins. He holds the ball up well, works his socks off and it can’t do much for his confidence if he is always dragged off after an hour.


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