Opinion: Player ratings from Tottenham’s 2-3 defeat to Bournemouth

Tottenham Hotspur have done it again. The Lilywhites led 1-0 against Bournemouth this afternoon before letting yet another lead slip and losing 3-2. Let’s take a look at how the individual players got on.

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Hugo Lloris – 7 – Made a stunning fingertip save in the first half to keep Bournemouth out. A couple of other decent stops. Can’t complain with his performance today.

Pedro Porro – 2 – Had an absolute stinker of a game today. Couldn’t get himself in the match going forward, gave the ball away time and time again, and was weak defensively. He was also the guilty party who gave the ball away for Bournemouth’s equaliser. Some good crosses, but that was it.

Cristian Romero – 4 – Far from his best match. Usually so good on the ball, Romero gave it away a few times with rather casual passes from out the back into midfield. Not his usual self today.

Eric Dier – 3 – Some fantastic diagonals and balls over the top to Perisic and Son in the first half. But, once again, his defending and leadership let him down. Dier was all over the place in the second 45. It really looks like the back three/five don’t know what the game plan is half the time.

Clement Lenglet – 5 – Was involved in the build-up to the Spurs opener with a nice pass into Perisic. Unfortunately, he had to go off with an injury and the Spurs defence lost a lot of balance at that point.

Ivan Perisic – 7 – He didn’t offer too much defensively this afternoon, but he more than made up for it with his attacking. The Bournemouth defence couldn’t deal with those chop backs onto his right foot. Lovely assist for Son and some very dangerous crosses.

Oliver Skipp – 6 – A good performance from Skippy, especially considering the Spurs midfield were outnumbered by one or two players at times. He put in some great sliding tackles and looked far more composed on the ball today.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg – 4 – Struggled to get himself into the game on or off the ball. He has played almost every game this season and he definitely looked a little leggy out there. We aren’t seeing him join in with nearly as many attacks on the break at the moment. A bit of a passenger today.

Dejan Kulusevski – 4 – Just looks like a shadow of himself from last season. I’m not sure whether he is out of form, or the system isn’t suiting him, or what, but Kulusevski just isn’t having the same quality around the final third as we have seen.

Harry Kane – 4 – Tried to drop into the pocket and play a deeper role today, releasing the likes of Son with balls in behind. It didn’t quite work for him. By his standards, he should have put Spurs 2-0 up after Son played him in. Also had a good headed chance in the second half.

Heung-min Son – 7 – The best performance we have seen from Sonny in a while. He looked electric once he turned on the ball and ran at the Bournemouth defence. Took his goal well and could have had another throughout the 90. Unfortunately, he was one of the only ones.


Davinson Sanchez – 2 – Came on in the first half to replace the injured Lenglet and two minutes later Spurs conceded down his side after some casual play from Sanchez and Porro. Directly at fault for another at the start of the second half and was subbed off again – just 20 minutes on the pitch.

Arnaut Danjuma – 6 – Came on and made a difference with his goal. That’s all you can ask.

Richarlison – 5 – Actually made things happen off the bench. But he had a golden chance to win it with a free header, then Bournemouth went down the other end and scored. What could have been.

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