Opinion: Tottenham player ratings for the 2020/21 season

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It’s been a tough season for Spurs. They finished seventh in the Premier League and once again failed to win a trophy.

The squad, unfortunately, needs a rebuild from top to bottom. Let’s rate each individual player’s season out of 10. Remember, it’s my opinion and not yours.

Hugo Lloris – 6

I often can’t help but feel sorry for our captain. He is capable of the odd mistake but overall he is a consistently good keeper who had an excellent second half to the season.

Matt Doherty – 2

Awful first season for the new right-back. He was viewed as a steal; the right-back who was going to grasp the position to himself but has been disappointing in almost every match he has played.

Serge Aurier – 4

There was a feel that Mourinho had tightened his game up a tad but that narrative slowly faded. Another window in which it feels like the right time to leave and invest in a more reliable right-back.

Japhet Tanganga – 6

Hard to give a true rating for a player that amassed 921 minutes all season but from the small sample, he again showed promise – specifically at right-back. But yet another injury picked up is a worry though.

Toby Alderweirld – 5

Not a great season for the centre-back. He had some good spells but the ‘past it’ narrative is only growing. He looks more rash but, to be fair, is starved for a quality option next to him.

Eric Dier – 3

I’m sorry Eric, but if it wasn’t for a good run of form in December – it would probably be a 0. Awful season summed up by not even making the 33-man provisional England squad.

Davinson Sanchez – 3

Again, just not good enough. It was easy to get your head around his mistakes, or rash tendencies when he was younger but now he is almost 25 years old with years of Premier League experience it is inexcusable.

Joe Rodon – 6.

Similar to Tanganga’s situation, it is hard to give conclusive statements about Rodon. But, when on the pitch, I think he’s shown great promise. Ryan Mason not picking him at all was very odd; I think he is a centre-back that should be tested more next season.

Ben Davies – 3.

Kind of forget he existed since his injury in March, to be honest. But did nothing of note, for me, to be more than a 3.

Sergio Regulion – 5.

Hardest one yet. His first half of the season was excellent; his second was very poor. So, slap bang in the middle. There is promise for an excellent left-back but his impulsive style of defending has to be fine tuned.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg – 8.

A brilliant first season for the defensive midfielder. He played every single minute of Spurs’ Premier League campaign and has given the midfield the steel it required. The Danishman began to understanbly look fatigued towards the end of the season.

Moussa Sissoko – 3.

Had a good period in December alongside Hojbjerg but overall another disappointing season for the limited midfielder. Think his time at Spurs is up.

Harry Winks – 2.

A frankly awful season for a player who can’t be called potential anymore. Struggle to see what he offers now apart from safe passes.

Giovanni Lo Celso – 4

Injury disrupted his flow at the midpoint of the season but when he returned – the Argentine disappointed. My feeling with him is that there is a lot more he can offer.

Tanguy Ndombele – 6

More good than bad from the Frenchman. He battled back into Mourinho’s plans and ran the show for the first half of the season. Tailed off towards the end in his performances and wasn’t picked too much by Mason.

Dele Alli – 1.

An awful season for Dele. He was outcasted by Mourinho and starved for minutes. But when he has featured on the pitch: the now 25-year-old was extremely underwhelming. His Spurs career is officially at a crossroads.

Erik Lamela – 3.

A world-class rabona goal and then sent off in the same game nicely sums up Lamela’s time at Spurs. It’s the same narrative with Lamela again this season: a whole load of nothing. His time at Spurs is probably over.

Gareth Bale – 7.

This is a very strange one. His numbers are actually superb – his minutes to goal ratio is the best in the Premier League. 16 goals in all competitions. But, yet, I still feel underwhelmed. Whether you blame Mourinho not giving much gametime or Bale’s motives himself, there is a big feel of ‘what if’. However, for the numbers alone he has to be a seven.

Lucas Moura – 5.

I find it hard to berate Lucas. He’s not perfect but he is a player that always provides energy and a lot of effort, even in the worst games this season. A good substitution player that I wouldn’t personally be looking to sell.

Steven Bergwijn – 2.

One goal. Bad, bad season – he put in a good shift defensively in some early displays but if there is a player there, we haven’t seen it at all. Shame because I quite like him.

Carlos Vinicius – 5.

To be fair – Vinicus is a player I feel quite sorry for. In the domestic cups he did the job required and stepped up with a fair few goals. He just never got any minutes in the Premier League and looks set to not be back in North London next season.

Son-Heung Min- 9.

A simply excellent season for the South Korean. 27 goals and assists is a fantastic return and his partnership with Harry Kane broke records. Disappointing end to the season but his overall campaign was great; the best we’ve seen Son in a Spurs shirt.

Harry Kane – 10.

I’ve run out of words. A golden boot (23 goals) and the playmaker award (14 assists) in a team which is largely crumbling. Stunning stats for a stunning player. When everything is falling around him, he stands up. The thought of him not in a Spurs shirt makes me want to cry. We are witnessing greatness.

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