Tottenham Hotspur fell to a disappointing third defeat in four Premier League games against Southampton on Thursday.

Harry Kane gave Spurs the lead midway through the first half but goals from Yan Valery and James Ward-Prowse turned things around for the hosts late on.

Here’s how every Tottenham player rated.

Hugo Lloris, 6 – Didn’t have much to do until the goals. Couldn’t do much about either.

Kyle Walker-Peters, 5 – Sporadically threatened down the right but gave away the free-kick for the winner and was probably lucky not to see red.

Davinson Sanchez, 4 – Has looked rash for a few games now and that didn’t change here.

Jan Vertonghen, 5 – A couple of poor clearances put Spurs under pressure. Hit and miss throughout.

Danny Rose, 5 – OK going forward for the most part but might have done more for the equaliser.

Eric Dier, 4 – Looked sloppy in his first start for some time. Poor on the ball and slow to react.

Moussa Sissoko, 5 – Fortunate to avoid a red card for an altercation with Nathan Redmond and could have helped Walker-Peters more.

Christian Eriksen, 5 – Inventive early on but tame shots and poor corners saw his indifferent form continue.

Dele Alli, 7 – Tottenham’s best player in the first half, when he provided the assist for the goal. Understandably tired after the break.

*Lucas Moura, 5 – Looked the most lively of Spurs’ front line in the opening stages but his touch was completely wayward after the break.

Harry Kane, 7 – Would have been the match-winner again had Spurs not inexcusably thrown it all away. Maybe should have done better with his other chances.

Subs: Son Heung-min N/A, Ben Davies N/A, Fernando Llorente N/A

*We accidentally left Lucas Moura out when this article was originally published – apologies!



  1. That was an absolute joke, from the team selection to the performance of half the team. Last week Lloris makes one penalty save and he’s hailed a hero and a world class keeper, he’s neither, every time we have a free kick against us just outside the box Lloris leaves so much room on his right hand side he’s making it easy, and for a player of Ward-Prowses’ ability from dead ball situations you might as well just give it to him. Lloris is a clown and should be nowhere near our goal. Walker-Peters was completely done for pace and gives away the free kick in the first place, he’s not good enough either. Dier, his names says it all, that’s exactly what he is, dire. Moura, how many more chances are we going to give him to actually do something, he runs around like a headless chicken, another one who isn’t good enough. The first goal, what Rose was thinking? instead of just putting his foot through it and clearing it, he lets it run through his legs straight to a Saints player who scuffs it and still beats Lloris. As for Eriksen, I don’t know what has happened to him but he’s had 4 or 5 terrible games on the trot, he’s hit a patch of really bad form, just when we need him. That defeat will now mean we miss out on Champions League next season, unless we win it, LOL, 🙂 and even worse than that we’re going to finish below the scum again for the first time in 3 years. It was only a few weeks ago we were 10 pts clear of them, even if they lose to Utd tomorrow we have to go to Liverpool and City and playing like that we’ll get well beat in both games. It’s all come back to no investment in the squad again by Lewis and Levy, I hope Levy’s happy that Champions League football won’t be played at the new stadium next season. You reap what you sow.

  2. Totally agree with Tony, we’ve been awful for a long time now. Against Dortmund we rode our luck but when was the last good league game? When we’ve won we have been lucky and scrapped through. Poch seems unable to change our form. Has he possibly taken us as far as he can?..looks like it to me.

  3. Kane took 8 shots. With his skillset, he should’ve burried 3 of them.
    Would’ve been game over.

    Should’ve played Son from the get go. He could’ve easily had a couple himself with the poor Saints defense.

    Three weeks break andPoch rests the best available players WOW!

  4. We should have been out of sight at half time but we really don’t show enough urgency when on top. Last season or the season before Kane gets a hat trick and we win that game by 4 or 5!!
    This season we’re lacking that killer touch and players don’t seem to care when they male a careless pass or miss an opportunity, they should be berating themselves and others and getting the game by the scruff of the neck but they’re not and it’s frustrating.
    The other issue is that we have no midfield we need someone in there to control games and dictate the tempo but we have no one, selling Dembele without a replacement was criminal and we’re paying the price now, will that 12 million we got for Dembele be worth it? I suspect not!!
    Let’s hope we can get enough points between now and the end of the season to get top 4 and then we’ll be a force next season (as we’re going to spend in the summer) but it’s going to be an uphill battle!!!

  5. You’ve nailed it spot on. We’re apparently resting players when there is 3 weeks free after today, it’s pathetic. Either the manager is not as good as he’s led to believe enough, the players aren’t good enough or a combination of both. How many more years are we to put up with this extended project. Players are getting older each season and I cannot see the likes of Kane, Eriksen, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Son and Rose, and even younger players like Dele, sticking around for another trophyless season otherwise they’ll all retire with sod all on their CV’s other than a couple of individual awards. But hey, it’s not about winning trophies is it Mr Manager ! At least you are successful in that !!!

    • They will retire with bank balances bursting with money, and the garages of their expensive houses bursting with expensive cars. Not too shabby. I won’t feel sorry for them. If they want trophies, play better and win something. No-one has a right to win trophies, help your team and play better. But a lot of players will just try and engineer a transfer to a “big club” where they will be a squad player and might pick up a medal or two. We’ll see who wants to do that in a year or two I expect.

  6. Spurs performance dropped since Ole at man u poch not improving squad, also team selection, has poch got one eye on man u or Real Madrid job

  7. Pochettino ‘ain’t going anywhere sadly. Real only take winners which he is not -Ole is a given for Man.Utd. We are stuck with a loser.
    Useless at team selection and happy not winning a cup.

  8. Enough said on this website so no need to go into details.
    1 point in last 5 matches(am including forthcoming Liverpool game- might as well give them the points now and not play the match) is relegation form.Congratulation Mr. Levy, MP and his 11 dwarves.
    MP has lost the dressing room and Eriksen’s head is already with another club.
    Actually home our ground is not half full for opening match there. A team of tossers and losers.

  9. 1 point from 4 games, relegation form and similar to when we collapsed chasing Leicester for the title. My point is that the majority of those players that could not get over the game line are still here plus additions. We just cannot get to that next level whenever the opportunity presents itself, we fail every single time.

    So we are just about there now where we will have to rely on other results as well as our own. Poch has changed the defensive personnel 3 times of 3 or more players for the last few games.

    As above, resting players when we have a 3 week break is pathetic and a bit of Poch arrogance like Palace away in the cup. So all the opposition will be trying their best to win at the new ground especially the spammas, no easy games left. last and not least.

    Where is the leader/captain on the pitch? never has been or will ever be lloris!
    Where is Eriksen? and most of the rest?
    Tha above rant is about premiership only.


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