Opinion: Tottenham player ratings for the season so far

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Dom Le Roy

We’re nearing the business end of the season. So, with the majority of football having been played, let’s take a look at who has made an impression this term, and who has had, thus far, a season to forget.

Hugo Lloris – 6

The skipper had looked steady for most of the season, until recently, where he has made a couple of clangers. In particular, he was the main culprit of the embarrassing defensive display at Everton in the FA Cup.

Joe Hart – 6

Hart probably hasn’t played as much as he thought he would do, with Lloris partaking in a decent amount of Europa League fixtures. I can’t recall the ex-England man having done too much wrong, though.

Sergio Reguillon – 8

The Spanish left-back has been impressive. He looks feisty in the tackle, and can put a great ball into the box. Thankfully, he also possesses some good pace, which is more than can be said for some of the other players.

Ben Davies – 5

I can’t say that Davies has made too many mistakes this season, but his lack of attacking quality is pretty disheartening, and I’m sure that the club should be able to upgrade on the Welshman with ease.

Toby Alderweireld – 6.5

Again, this season hasn’t been the worst for the Belgian, but it’s hardly like we’ve stopped conceding the minute that Alderwerield has stepped onto the pitch.

Davinson Sanchez – 3.5

I despair. Apart from some speed, I don’t think the Colombian has one other significant positive attribute. Why Mourinho seems to think of Sanchez as our first-choice centre back, is a mystery to me.

Eric Dier – 4.5

Dier began the season as well as he finished last season, but has since allowed mistakes to creep in at an alarming regularity. Liability.

Japhet Tanganga – 7 

This may seem generous, but I don’t think the young defender has put a foot wrong in any game which he has been thrown into, which are often on the big stage.

Joe Rodon – 7

Given his lack of game-time, it would be unfair to rate Rodon any higher, but he is certainly very promising, and deserves to have played many more games than he has.

Serge Aurier – 6

We can’t judge Aurier’s performances by comparing him to Matt Doherty this season. Instead, let’s remember that Aurier, despite not making massive errors this season, still lacks quality in all departments, stopping him from being a top right-back.

Matt Doherty – 2 

I can’t genuinely rate the Irishman any higher than this. He has been utterly diabolical this season, and appears to be a bit of a waste of money.

Harry Winks – 4

With every passing game, it becomes clearer to many of us that Winks doesn’t look any more impressive than the likes of Ryan Mason or Tom Carroll. And the club were happy to dispense of their services.

Moussa Sissoko – 5

The Frenchman has, once again, provided some steely backbone in the centre of midfield, but I only wish he had one ounce of skill with a football.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg – 8.5

So good. This guy knows the significance of putting the Spurs shirt on. He has looked slightly jaded in recent weeks, but what do you expect when he is needed to play every minute of every game?

Tanguy Ndombele – 7.5

This was a hard one to rank. He has shown moments of brilliance but doesn’t show this consistently. All I know is, I feel in much safer hands when the tricky Frenchman is strutting his stuff on the pitch.

Giovanni Lo Celso – 5.5

Injured for most of the season, so Lo Celso is tough to access. Against Dinamo Zagreb and Aston Villa, the Argentinian looked to take the bull by the horns, which bodes well for the remainder of the campaign. 

Dele Alli – 2.5

Deary me. What a dropoff this one-time prospect has suffered. With every game that he plays, he looks slow, uninterested, and dare I say it, he looks to be stealing a living.

Steven Bergwijn – 4

Bergwijn has actually looked relatively sharp with the ball on many occasions this season. Unfortunately for him, he can’t hit a barn door with a banjo.

Erik Lamela – 6.5

This season, Lamela has run around with all of the exuberance that he has always had since he signed for the club. He remains a useful player to rile opposition players up.

Lucas Moura – 7.5

I’ve been impressed with Moura all season, and thankfully, the speedy winger is now getting the praise which he deserves. When out of the team, he fought for his place, and is now showing how importance his drive is to this team.

Gareth Bale – 5.5 

A month or so ago, this rating would have been a lot lower. But since Bale has enjoyed a run in the team, we’ve seen flashes of his brilliance.

Heung-Min Son – 8

Many may think this is harsh given his goal tally this term, but his overall play has gone completely off the boil since the turn of the year, and he looks a shadow of the player that started the season.

Carlos Vinicius – 6.5

Vinicius has done all that has been required of him this season. He’s scored when he’s played, and that’s all you can ask of a player who doesn’t get a run-out too often.

Harry Kane – 9.5

Imperious, yet again. His finishing there for all to see, as well as his passing ability. What would we ever do without him?

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