Player ratings – Aurier a 2 out of 10 and midfielder gets...

Player ratings – Aurier a 2 out of 10 and midfielder gets a 3 as Spurs beat Southampton

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Tottenham laboured to a 2-1 victory over Southampton in the Premier League on Saturday.

Tanguy Ndombele opened the scoring before Serge Aurier’s red card changed the game. Hugo Lloris made things worse with a howler to gift Danny Ings an equaliser.

But Harry Kane found the net just before half-time and the hosts held on.

Here’s how every Spurs player rated on the day.

Hugo Lloris, 5 – His horrific error was almost costly but two excellent saves secured the points.

Serge Aurier, 2 – Stupidly saw red for two yellows that very nearly ruined the day for Spurs.

Toby Alderweireld, 6 – Saw some crosses fly over his own head but made some useful contributions.

Jan Vertonhen, 6 – Like Alderweireld, he stood relatively firm under constant pressure in the second half.

Danny Rose, 5 – Got Spurs out of danger with his bursts forward but was too often beaten by Sofiane Boufal.

Moussa Sissoko, 5 – A bit sloppy on the ball in midfield. Did OK when forced to right-back after the red card.

Harry Winks, 5 – Kept the ball well but there are still doubts about how much protection he offers to the back four.

Tanguy Ndombele, 6 – Excellent in the first half hour but completely lost his way after that. Just needs time.

Christian Eriksen, 3 – Played his part in the goal but was mostly woeful, from his application to his final ball.

Heung-min Son, 6 – Looked dangerous down the left and contributed to the goal. Quiet in the second half.

Harry Kane, 7 – Took his goal brilliantly and gave Spurs a good outlet with 10 men.

Substitutes

Erik Lamela, 5 – Immediately added a bit of control but gave the ball away too often.

Eric Dier, N/A – Didn’t do too much in his 15-minute cameo.

Victor Wanyama, N/A – A stoppage time arrival.

 

22 COMMENTS

  1. Why are we wasting a position on Eriksen?
    By his play he don’t want to be there and is a waste of space
    On his performances what club would want to buy him?
    Drop him from the squad

  2. Couldn’t agree with you more Tony;I think all Spurs fans are in agreement with you.Should not be near the 1st team and train with the youth squad.
    You can throw Aurier and Wanyama in there too.

  3. What’s amazing is that no one seems to want to blame the manager for the fact that Eriksen stayed in the pitch for 90 mins. With 10 men for an hour he only made his 3rd sub with a couple of mins to go. HK was knackered but Lucas stays on the bench. At Leicester he brought him on after 86 mins! Also, very unfair on Rose. He put a shift in along with Ndombele Winks and Son and yet they were subbed off! Poch .. magic? Hmm

    • I have seem the game, but not one herecis going to agree with you cause they wend time looking at Erikssen and not the ineptitude of the mananger. Why Moura is not the first off the bench or even starting is beyond me. When he starts Erikssen and Kane together, i cannot remember him substituting them for play and not a tactical injuried waste some more seconds. He never sub them for not playing well, he stick with them to the detriment of team of too many occasion. Very good point you made.

  4. Aurier, Sanchez, Wanyama and Erikson should be sold at cut price, Poch should throw in the towel now, and bring Allegri in then maybe we can see some silverware. Kane should be captain and Son should be vice captain and like I mentioned before if half the team can show commitment like Son then maybe we will be a feared side COYS

  5. You all seem to miss the point;Eriksen is a class act- granted he doesn’t always perform, does go missing especially on the big stage and is inconsistent, but he has a footballing brain and on his day is up there with the very best).
    He has had his head turned,isn’t interested in playing for us anymore and will go 100% latest next summer.
    The fact that he is playing and picked is the fault and responsibility of Pocc.

  6. That’s pretty much what I said Delboy. Poch makes the decisions.eg playing Kane in the CL final instead of Lucas; not even making a 3rd sub against the Arse when HK was knackered (Lucas on the bench again); not playing Toby against Man U in FA cup semi because he dared to not sign a crap contract; freezing out Jan because he dared to speak out in steam meeting etc etc

    • Need to be looking for a new goalkeeper pronto!! Kane needs to be skipper now lloris is not a leader way too flimsy in play and character. Aurier is a liability might aswell blood foyth for rb as poch doesn’t trust KWP. Theres definitely something outta place within the camp…and I agree wholeheartedly with Delboy, poch makes the decisions and he is making the wrong ones at the min the worst of all being the decision to play Eriksen eventhough it’s clear to see he isn’t the same. He should be warming the bench ffs not being made to feel like he is still needed I feel for lamela and poor old lucas must be pulling the microscopic remaining hair follicles he can grasp…..long hard season ahead boys I just pray we make top 4 and levy allows a thorough clearout next summer in addition to some quality signings COYS

  7. Sissoko gets a 5 !! Are you kidding me. He was left for dead by Eriksen and they sent everything down that alley knowing Eriksen’s idea of closing down a player is shaping to himfrom 10 yards away just pretending he interested. Sissoko was a machine! and filled in at right back, and played right half at the same time. We played with 9 men not 10 because Christian was out there again. I don’t know what he has has over Pochettino but its incriminating, or Poch simply has got it wrong and really must rate him. Mauricio is causing us problems by persisting with this phony and even when people think Christian did care, which is debatable, the one thing I think we all can agree on is that his defensive side of the game is just plain abysmal. So why he stays out there when we are purely defending is a mystery and has cost us many times. Poch is bringing problems on himself. And I agree that Lucas Moura should be playing a heck of a lot more and I do not understand this decision.

    Also I thought Harry Winks had a great game !! and Rose. They all should have been 7 or 8’s.

    • Well put, just how many big games has Eriksen turned up for in his 6 years, certainly don’t need 2 hands to count, while Son turns up for big games, Kane will go missing for 89 minutes but sets up or scores a goal, Rose will bust a gut for the team, and since Sissoko’s transformation he has become solid, even though his shooting is questionable, Winks is unspectacular but puts in a shift, Lamela and Mora with runs in the team will offer more than Eriksen in both defensive and attack, loved Eriksen 3 seasons ago defended him when playing poor, but not now Eriksen is an uninterested passenger.

  8. Utterly bizarre ratings bearing in mind our 10 beat their 11. 5 out of 10 is basically poor so we managed to beat a PL team with 10 men where everyone bar 2 or 3 were poor; only 1 had a good game and no one played really well.

  9. Agreed, Mark, not popping back on this site for objective ratings. I’d personally give them all 10 for “gutting it out” and getting the points, maybe 9 to Lloris and, what, a 0 to Aurier. LOL! As for these marks, as my Italian mobster pals say, Fuggedaboudit! PS If VAR didn’t call Sonny’s armpit offside, we’d be in second now.
    COYS, we’ll get through this transition phase!

  10. Some of you pals are a bunch of Arse trolls. I thought the game was a blessing in disguise – The sent off and the Loris fruitcake made the team show some grit.

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