Gallery: Player Ratings – Bournemouth 0-1 Tottenham

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Lloris – 5

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Made a routine save. Otherwise did not fill either supporters or defenders with confidence that he was in control.

 

Match Summary

You don’t find out the cupboard is going to be bare at the outset of the season; you find out in the closing stages. This is a game when you can’t blame the players for ‘not approaching it like Lionel Messi’; the blame lies with the management and owners of the club.

You find out the resources aren’t there at the end of the season. You find out when you’re chasing a Champions League tie and have to bring on defenders because you’ve no attackers. You find out when you lose your last six away games of the season – that’s a relegation statistic.

The players’ frustration erupted really in the same way it did against Chelsea a couple of seasons back. It was an ugly shambles entirely borne out of frustration. Seven cards!

This closed season something has to be done about squad depth.

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