Player ratings – Some promising displays but substitute gets a 3 out...

Player ratings – Some promising displays but substitute gets a 3 out of 10 for Spurs

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MADRID, SPAIN - OCTOBER 17: Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur reacts during the UEFA Champions League group H match between Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on October 17, 2017 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

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Tottenham fell to their second defeat of the season, surrendering a lead to lose 2-1 at Leicester City.

Harry Kane opened the scoring in the first half, but Leicester struck back after the break with goals from Ricardo Pereira and James Maddison.

Here’s how every Spurs player rated.

Paulo Gazzaniga, 5 – His bad mistake went unpunished thanks to VAR. Could do little about the goals, though some will say he could have been quicker to stop the winner.

Serge Aurier, 7 – Really unfortunate to see what would have been a decisive goal ruled out by VAR. Played well down the right.

Toby Alderweireld, 6 – Kept Leicester’s attackers quiet for the most part. Not at fault for either goal.

Jan Vertonghen, 6 – Same as Alderweireld. The duo didn’t let Jamie Vardy get in behind too many times.

Danny Rose, 5 – Another erratic performance from Rose, who provided good width going forward but was sloppy in possession and rash with his tackles.

Harry Winks, 6 – Allowed Spurs to drive forward by starting attacks. Looked a little lost when he got into advanced positions.

Moussa Sissoko, 6 – Did OK considering he was on the verge of a second booking for most of the game. Some nice flicks and touches.

Tanguy Ndombele, 6 – Bit of a mixed bag but mostly positive with his passing and intent. Needs to be a bit more careful when trying to keep the ball.

Erik Lamela, 7 – Had Spurs taken their chances, he probably would have been man of the match. At the centre of most promising attacking moves, including the goal.

Son Heung-min, 6 – His beautiful flick set up Kane’s goal. Missed two good chances, though, and struggled to find room for shots.

Harry Kane, 6 – Took his goal superbly but again guilty of fluffing his lines in good areas. Some questionable decision making at times, too.

Substitutes

Victor Wanyama, 3 – Arguably at fault for both goals in a nightmare cameo. A strange decision to bring him on rather than Eric Dier.

Christian Eriksen, N/A – Gave Spurs some control in the final stages but not enough.

Lucas Moura, N/A – Didn’t have enough time to influence the game.

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4 COMMENTS

  1. Agree completely. Wanyama would not even be able to play in the Championship. He has lost it completely. A good manager would know that. In that respect Pochettino is at fault for today’s loss.

  2. The moment we had our 2nd “goal” disallowed(rightly or wrongly),I turned to my friend and said that we would lose this game….

    There are so many things wrong at the club that a blind man can see them.Pocch has lost it completely and the dressing room also; the body language is wrong;he is obviously unhappy and many of the players seem to feel the same way; have they realised that he can take the club no further and that with him they will never win any silverware hence their desire to not sign a new contract and leave.
    I feel it is time Poch left; Real Madrid will be calling soon and he can take Eriksen with him(doubt he will last 12 months).
    Allegri is available and Eddie Howe at Bournemouth would be good men to take us forward.

  3. I gave poor Victor 1 out of of 10 . His injuries have cost him the speed needed to play in the PL . Bad decision by MP to bring Victor into the fray . BT sport showed how Aurier was a liability defensively for their first goal . He must contribute defensively . Amazing how much that disallowed VAR goal broke us mentally . No backbone to take the adversity and see the game out .

  4. Both fullbacks had ample opportunities to produce telling crosses but failed miserably. This shows that expecting fullbacks to produce De Bryuner quality is pointless especially as as defenders they are poor.
    Poor tactice now for most of last two years, poor subs, por formations, poor application poor entertainment. Is that enough poors to get my point?

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