Opinion: Player ratings from Tottenham’s 1-1 draw with West Ham

Tottenham Hotspur could only manage a draw away to West Ham this evening, despite taking the lead inside the first five minutes, with Kurt Zouma scoring off his back to share the points.

Let’s take a look at how the individual players got on:

Son Heung-Min
Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images

Guglielmo Vicario – 7 – People will point towards Vicario not being strong enough from corners again, but you have to ask questions of the defenders too. Why is no one blocking in front of him? How is Zouma allowed to win the ball with his back? Made some cracking saves throughout though.

Pedro Porro – 7 – Had some nice build-up play down the right with Johnson at times and delivered a couple of nice crosses. Spurs had no problems defensively down the right again today really.

Cristian Romero – 7.5 – Had a great battle with Antonio and Romero edged the fight in the end. Picked some lovely passes between the lines too at times. He can’t be singled out on this, but commanding his own box from set pieces could be improved.

Micky Van de Ven – 7 – Back in the starting line up from injury. Didn’t carry the ball out of defence as well as he usually does, but at least his hamstring survived the 90 minutes.

Destiny Udogie – 6 – Wasn’t too involved down the left in an attacking sense after helping to create the opening goal. The likes of Bowen got some joy when attacking him. Had THE chance to win the game in the final minute but the half-chance fell on his weak foot unfortunately.

Yves Bissouma – 6 – Can’t quite put my finger on Bissouma at the moment. It was all pretty neat and tidy, but still lacks the line breaking runs he was making for fun in the opening 10 games of the season.

Rodrigo Bentancur – 6 – Played a nice part in Tottenham’s opener, linking up well with Udogie before slipping Timo Werner in down the left. Found some really dangerous balls between the lines, but gave the ball away just as many times. Quality in short bursts without his normal consistency.

James Maddison – 6 – Started brightly for the first 20 minutes and really dictated the pace, then he drifted out of the game and was taken off early. Maddison is really struggling to rediscover his pre-injury form.

Brennan Johnson – 8 – Brennan is in top form at the moment. You always felt he was good for a goal today, but getting ahead of his man to tap home a Werner cross within 5 minutes was even better than Spurs fans expected! Deserved a couple of assists with the crosses he was firing in too.

Heung-min Son – 5 – Not involved at all today. His first touch was all over the place and he seemed a little isolated down the middle. Taking Werner off and moving Son wide left probably came a little too late.

Timo Werner – 6 – Did well to smash the ball across the face for Johnson to tap home. Unfortunately, when the roles were reversed later in the first half, Timo didn’t gamble at the back post. So quiet after that, he was barely involved beyond the 20 minute mark.


Dejan Kulusevski – 6 – Came on for another audition in his preferred number 10 role and created some good space for the right wingers, but ultimately did little to unlock the door.

Pape Matar Sarr – 6 – Added extra energy in midfield that perhaps indicated he should have started.

Richarlison – N/A

Giovani Lo Celso – N/A

Keep up to date with all the latest Tottenham news and opinion by following SpursWeb’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.

Related Topics

Have something to tell us about this article? Let us know