Tottenham Hotspur kicked off their second pre-season match of the summer this afternoon, taking on Sevilla – and familiar face Erik Lamela – in South Korea.
Let’s take a look at the player ratings from the first half (0-0):
Hugo Lloris – 6.5 – A nice save around the post from range and distribution downfield was good. Wasn’t too much for him to do beyond that.
Lucas Moura – 7 – Wasteful in possession a few times, but started a great break by cutting inside early on. Did his defensive work really well too. Great squad player.
Cristian Romero – 8 – So aggressive in the challenge and, more often than not, he gets it bang on. His passing is also splendid when he steps out and carries the ball.
Eric Dier – 7 – Wasn’t a whole lot for him to do defensively in the central sweeper role, but recovered that loose Hojbjerg pass really well. Solid on the ball too.
Davinson Sanchez – 7.5 – Much like the other day, Sanchez flew into every challenge, despite it being a friendly. This time, he got most of them spot on!
Ryan Sessegnon – 7 – Some great energy down the left in flashes. Good cross into Son for a headed chance. Most of the attacking play came down the right though. Sevilla seemed to get in down the left a little too often.
Oliver Skipp – 6 – Skippy looked a little rusty out there today, which is to be expected. Off the ball, he was his usual energetic self. On the ball, his passing was very hit and miss.
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg – 5.5 – Very similar to Skipp. Off the ball, he worked hard, but on the ball, his passing was all over the place. Gave Sevilla too good chances to score with awful backwards and sideways passes.
Richarlison – 7 – Worked incredibly hard out there, but nothing seemed to come off for him. A loose touch, a misplaced pass, or getting chopped down before he could do anything. It was a frustrating one for Richarlison, but the effort levels are there.
Heung-min Son – 7.5 – He came the closest to scoring for Spurs with both a curled effort from range and a header in the box. Quite at times, but always has that ability to burst into life.
Harry Kane – 7 – A pretty quiet half from him as the midfield weren’t too effective in getting the ball into his feet. That offside strike from range was great though, and Kane used the ball well when he did get it in the pockets.
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