Opinion: Player ratings from Tottenham’s woeful draw to Newcastle

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Harry Kane

Spurs had the chance to break into the top four after their rivals dropped points this weekend and, in true Tottenham fashion, they fell short.

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

Hugo Lloris – 8 – What a double save from the Frenchman in the first half. Certainly has lots more to offer in a Tottenham shirt. A couple of other nice stops too.

Japhet Tanganga – 5 – Had some nice moments and some nervy moments. I maintain that he looks like a centre-back playing right-back.

Davinson Sanchez – 3 – Always has that shocking moment in him. Today, he had a few. Looked woeful on the ball and eventually resorted to booting it long rather than making a mistake.

Joe Rodon – 6 – His passing out from the back needs work but Rodon plays with his heart on his sleeve and has a great eye for a tackle. He did play Joelinton onside for the opener though.

Sergio Reguilon – 4 – Didn’t offer as much quality with his final ball in attack and looked really sloppy in defence today. Was he rushed back due to the injury to Davies? Maybe.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg – 6 – Needed to drop back a little and help the centre-backs in the first half. Did it in the second and looked great.

Tanguy Ndombele – 5 – A quality assist for the second Kane goal. Ndombele drifted in and out of the game. Decent on the ball, not aggressive enough off it.

Giovani Lo Celso – 5 – We’ll give him some credit for the overhit ball to Kane for Spurs’ first goal. I just don’t think Lo Celso/Tanganga offered enough width on the right. He still looks a little sloppy too. Needs his match sharpness back.

Lucas Moura – 4 – Needed to help Reguilon more on the left as there were so many Newcastle crosses coming from there. Also not his usual self on the ball going forward.

Harry Kane – 9 – A frustratingly good performance from Kane. He must feel as though he has to carry the weight of the team at times when looking at the defence.

Carlos Vinicius – 5 – Wasn’t his day. The ball bounced off him and he struggled to get involved in the build-up play. In fairness, Spurs didn’t play to his strengths.

Substitutes: 

Heung-min Son – 4 – Came on at half-time but didn’t make the most of the areas he got into. Obviously has to work his way back to sharpness.

Erik Lamela – 5 – Did incredibly well after coming on, up until he has to release the ball. Holds it far too long and kills some promising breaks.

Gareth Bale – N/A

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