Tottenham’s European hopes were dented even further following a 2-1 defeat to Aston Villa.
An own goal from Sergio Reguilon and Ollie Watkins cancelled out Steven Bergwijn’s superb opener as Spurs suffered their 12th Premier League defeat of the campaign.
Here’s how every Spurs player rated on the day.
Hugo Lloris, 5 – Should have done better with Regulion’s own goal.
Japhet Tanganga, 6 – More than his own, but his rotten luck continued late on when he suffered a nasty late injury which saw him stretchered off.
Toby Alderweireld, 6 – Spurs’ best defender, but that said little.
Eric Dier, 4 – Watkins left him for dead with the winner, whilst some of his passing was shocking.
Sergio Reguilon, 2 – Let Aston Villa back into the game with a horrible own goal, slicing past Lloris, and his night when from bad to worse when his two poor clearances led to Watkins’ winner.
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, 5 – Not his usual self, although his first half booking made for a difficult evening.
Harry Winks , 4 – Looked completely out of his depth at times. Tasked with being Spurs’ creator, and didn’t justify being preferred to both Giovani Lo Celso or Tanguy Ndombele.
Dele Alli, 4 – Didn’t quite happen.
Steven Bergwijn, 7 – Back in the team and finally ended his long wait for a goal with a cracking strike to open the scoring. Could, and perhaps should, have added to his tally in the second half but was twice denied by Emiliano Martinez.
Son Heung-min, 3 – Like so often in 2021, added nothing.
Harry Kane, 4 – Had one half-chance in the second half but blazed over on what was a frustrating night for the England skipper.
Gareth Bale, 4 – Should have been introduced far earlier, and failed to make an impact when he was finally brought on.
Tanguy Ndombele, 4 – Like Bale, not enough time to change the game.
Matt Doherty, N/A – Replaced Tanganga late on.