Opinion: Player ratings from Tottenham’s 1-1 draw against Wolves

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Tanguy Ndombele
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Tottenham Hotspur scored in the opening minute against Wolves this evening before attempting to defend for the remaining 89. Unfortunately for Jose Mourinho, his plan didn’t work out and the home side equalised late on.

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

Hugo Lloris – 7 – Made a few smart stops, albeit nothing incredible. Does the simple stuff very well and isn’t afraid to put himself in where it hurts.

Matt Doherty – 6 – Definitely looked more comfortable in his natural wing-back formation. Fewer defensive responsibilities, more space and time on the ball, and the chance to make late runs into the box.

Davinson Sanchez – 6 – Got sucked in a few times when he should have stood up but looked pretty solid throughout.

Eric Dier – 7 – The big man in the middle designed to head everything out and mop up balls over the top. Did his job well tonight.

Ben Davies – 7.5 – The left side of a back three is arguably his best position, especially as it gives Reguilon the necessary freedom to roam. Especially in the second half, Ben Davies was a rock.

Sergio Reguilon – 7 – Such a live wire in the opening 15 minutes. Reguilon was defending at the back, flying down the wing, and even getting his head on the end of crosses!

Harry Winks – 7 – The academy graduate actually played very nicely this evening. Tidy in possession, knocked the ball about well, pressed high up and even knew when to bring down Traore for the yellow card.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg – 6.5 – Not at his best in this formation I would say, but the tough-tackling midfielder was still heavily involved against Wolves, both on and off the ball.

Tanguy Ndombele – 8 – For the first 20 minutes, Ndombele was unplayable. Picking up pockets of space, turning his marker, bursting through the lines and grabbing himself a goal. The only thing I need more of it off-the-ball effort.

Heung-min Son – 4 – Arguably the biggest loser from the formation was Sonny. He was isolated at times out on the right and the game passed him by. The plan needs tweaking.

Harry Kane – 5 – Got on the ball a fair bit but wasn’t quite at his creative best without runners in behind. He was also targeted heavily by the Wolves players with their tactical fouls and pressure.

Substitutes: 

Steven Bergwijn – 5 – Came on to add fresh legs to the left but didn’t make much of an impact on the ball.

Moussa Sissoko – N/A

Erik Lamela – N/A

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  1. What is the point in having players like Kane and Son on the pitch who can score goals for fun if we just defend for 90 minutes. How many more times are we going to throw points away because we’ve forgotten how to play football? Getting really annoyed with this now.

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