Maxi Foot have blasted Djed Spence for his performance in Rennes’ 2-1 loss to Shakhtar Donetsk in the Europa League on Thursday.
There was a sense of excitement among Spurs fans when Tottenham snapped up Spence for £20m from Middlesbrough last summer as the youngster was seen as one of the best young talents in the Championship on the back of his breakthrough campaign on loan at Nottingham Forest.
It was hoped that he would be the answer to the North London club’s woes at right wing-back but things did not work out the way the youngster would have wanted at Spurs, with Antonio Conte not handing him a single start in the first half of the campaign.
When he completed a loan move to Rennes on transfer deadline day, Spence would have seen it as an opportunity to impress.
His spell in France certainly got off to a decent start, with the on-loan Spurs man being one of the Ligue 1 club’s standout players in his debut against Lille.
However, things seem to have gone downhill for the right-back since, with the former Middlesbrough coming in for scathing criticism for his defensive work against Shakhtar on Thursday.
Maxi Foot handed Spence a rating of just 3/10 – the lowest of any player – and wrote about his performance: “The English right side was catastrophic. At fault on the first goal, he left his lane abandoned on the action leading to the second Ukrainian goal. Offensively, he did nothing.”
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This was just Spence’s third start of the season and his first-ever European game. So, it would not be fair to jump to conclusions about the 22-year-old based on this performance as he was always going to have a steep learning curve. We will get a better idea of Spence’s ceiling over the coming months.
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