Opinion: Tottenham player ratings from the 1-1 draw at home to Watford


Tottenham Hotspur managed to end their losing streak against Watford today after recent defeats to Brighton and Bayern Munich.

However, the Lilywhites were unable to get anything more than a 1-1 draw at home, and even that took them 85 minutes to secure.

Let’s take a look at the player ratings from today’s game:

Paulo Gazzaniga – 4

Seems to have taken footwork lessons from Hugo Lloris and looked nervous anytime the ball was passed back to him.

Danny Rose – 5

Looked a good threat in the second half down that left-hand side, but he was caught out defensively for Watford’s opening goal.

Jan Vertonghen – 3

Lucky not to give away a penalty and his passing was wayward today. Created no space for the midfield and made too many mistakes at the back.

Davinson Sanchez – 5

Good to see him get some minutes at centre-back again but he was sacrificed for Sonny at half time.

Toby Alderweireld – 5

Came up with some nice passes towards the end of the game. Didn’t cross enough for me and it seems as if forwards can beat him just by chopping inside now.

Serge Aurier – 6

Awful defensively, shocking on the ball, but seemed to come up with some good crosses in the second 45.

Moussa Sissoko – 5

Failed to control the game and gave away some silly fouls. This game was screaming out for a central midfielder to make some driving runs.

Harry Winks – 4

Winks’ game is based on never giving the ball away and keeping it moving. His passing was slower today and he gave it away more times than he would have wanted.

Dele Alli – 6.5

Gets a boost purely because of his back post gamble that saw him equalise for Spurs. He was pretty irrelevant for most of the game before that.

Lucas Moura – 6

Always looks a bright spark, but Moura often works best when he can stretch a defence. As soon as Spurs went 1-0 down, Watford shut up shop.

Harry Kane – 6

Always looks good on the ball but Spurs simply aren’t creating chances for him.

Substitutes –

Heung Min Son – 6.5

One of Spurs’ best players after he came on the pitch. Looked determined and proactive, it’s a shame he was too fatigued to start the match.

Erik Lamela – 6.5

One of the best players on the pitch despite only playing 30 minutes or so. Spurs needed that creative spark without Eriksen.

Tanguy Ndombele – 4

Came on as fresh legs late in the second half.

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