Opinion: Tottenham player ratings from the Carabao Cup win over Wolves

Nuno Espirito Santo
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Tottenham Hotspur are through to the next round of the Carabao Cup and in rather entertaining style too as they defeated Wolves on penalties at Molineux this evening.

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

Pierluigi Gollini – 8 – Not a huge amount to do with his hands and had no chance for the goals but his general distribution and aerial presence was decent tonight. An extra mark for doing his part in the penalty shootout though.

Ben Davies – 7 – A very neat and tidy job from the left-back. Got up on the pitch on a few occasions but mainly held his position and defended well throughout. Even did okay against Traore at times.

Davinson Sanchez – 6.5 – Started well but got bullied a bit at times in the second half and made some rather rash decisions. Doesn’t look as comfortable on that left side.

Cristian Romero – 8 – I love how he doesn’t pick the easy pass. He seems to love threading one through the lines into the attackers. He defended well for the most part, although perhaps could have done slightly better in Wolves’ second goal.

Japhet Tanganga – 7 – One of his more dynamic and right-back-like performances. Not only did we see no-nonsense defending, but also some flying runs up the pitch. Perhaps needs to cut the needless fouls out of his game a little though.

Oliver Skipp – 9 – The Spurs academy graduate was everywhere! Tackles, interceptions, driving runs, line-cutting passes. Great performance. Can’t think of any negatives.

Dele Alli – 7.5 – Much better from Dele today. We had the same work rate we have seen all season but with more quality on the ball, including his superb assist for Spurs’ second. Drifted away a lot in the second half though.

Tanguy Ndombele – 8 – Superb in the first half. Tracking back, tackling, demanding the ball, ordering people around, pressing. He deserved his goal and took it well. Unfortunately, the bad comes with the good, and he was arguably at fault for both Wolves goals.

Giovani Lo Celso – 6.5 – A talented player but Spurs have not found his role yet… it definitely isn’t right-wing anyway. Square peg and round hole situation. He did have some nice moments, albeit sporadic.

Bryan Gil – 7.5 – Works extremely hard and demands the ball. If anything, I think he is trying to force the issue. I love how he isn’t afraid to take people on and make things happen. Unlucky not to get a goal when denied by Ruddy from close range but good pen.

Harry Kane – 7 – It will be good for him to get a goal against a Premier League opponent. We saw a much better blend of dropping back and pulling strings tonight. To be honest, he could/should have scored a hat-trick. Took his penalty well.


Heung-min Son – 7 – Came on in the second half and looked dangerous, including a sensational cross for Harry Kane.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg – 6 – Came on to steady the midfield and did well. Then missed a pen.

Sergio Reguilon – N/A – Scored his penalty well though.

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