Opinion: Tottenham player ratings from final day draw against Crystal Palace

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur certainly didn’t do it in style, but they got the job done this afternoon away to Crystal Palace in the Premier League.

The Lilywhites needed to earn at least one point more than Wolves today to ensure Europa League football next season, with Nuno Esperito Santo’s side losing 2-0 to Chelsea.

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

Hugo Lloris – 7 – Looked solid between the sticks yet again today and could do nothing about the goal. Well worth a new contract!

Serge Aurier – 6 – Struggled at times down the right-hand side but also showed some nice defensive capabilities up against Zaha.

Toby Alderweireld – 7 – Solid as usual from the Belgian today, both in the air and at reading the game in general.

Eric Dier – 5.5 – Looked dominant in the air, as usual, today but seemed to switch off completely from corners against Dann, which was costly in Palace’s goal.

Ben Davies – 6.5 – Nothing spectacular to speak of, but also no poor moments to mention. A solid and uneventful performance from the master of them.

Harry Winks – 7.5 – He got about the pitch well today, cut off a number of passing avenues, covered the left-back position, and played some nice passes around. Underrated player.

Moussa Sissoko – 5 – Looked very leggy today, which was explained when he pulled up in the second half with a hamstring problem. In my opinion, he was pushed too hard post lockdown.

Giovani Lo Celso – 6 – Still does not look as comfortable when pushed further forward away from the midfield pivot position. However, he did show flashes of brilliance, including his assist.

Heung-min Son – 5 – A very quiet game from the South Korean and not too much to reference, although he did put a defensive shift in.

Lucas Moura – 7.5 – Looked like Tottenham’s most dangerous player on the ball throughout with his quick feet. Should have been rewarded with an assist after rounding the keeper and sliding it across the face of the goal, but no one was lurking. Great game.

Harry Kane – 7 – Get’s a decent rating due to his expertly-taken goal, but Kane saw very little of the ball after that early moment.

Substitutions – 

Steven Bergwijn – 5 – Came on to provide some fresh legs and did well.

Oliver Skipp – N/A

Dele Alli – N/A

Davinson Sanchez – N/A

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