Opinion: Tottenham player ratings from the defeat to Vitesse Arnhem

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Tottenham Hotspur fell to an embarassing defeat against Vitesse Arnhem this evening, falling away from the top of Group G in the Europa Conference League.

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

Pierluigi Gollini – 6 – Made a few decent saves, although his distribution under pressure could use some work. Overall, good minutes to get under his belt.

Japhet Tanganga – 5 – A typical no-nonsense display at the back with some aggressive and superb defending. Needs to be more positive going forward when space opens up.

Davinson Sanchez – 3 – Just as soon as you think Sanchez is having a solid game, he makes a couple of decisions that put Spurs into a heap of trouble.

Joe Rodon – 5 – Defended well, especially when Vitesse were on the break. Prefers to put the ball out of play and regroup rather than taking risks and turning possession over.

Ben Davies – 4 – Did okay at the back on his return and offered Bergwijn reinforcement in attack but never quite offered enough on the ball.

Harry Winks – 5 – Winks kept things simple and passed the ball around efficiently, nothing more, nothing less. Perhaps he was just doing his job as the least creative in the three.

Giovani Lo Celso – 7 – Tottenham’s brightest spark. Played a mixture of number 8 and number 10, but always demanded the ball and tried to make things happen. Some wicked set-piece deliveries that deserved more too. Unfortunately, it didn’t quite happen for him.

Dele Alli – 3 – The game passed him by a little. Slows the pace down when he needs to keep the ball moving. Jogging around, seemingly uninterested. Shocking.

Bryan Gil – 5 – Looked very creative in parts, but also can go periods of time without getting on the ball much or giving it away. Still a very raw talent and needs lots of work. Unlucky as his shot crashed off the bar in the second half.

Steven Bergwijn – 5 – A good showing on his return from injury. Lots of effort, lots of running, and actually took his man on rather than passing backwards. Should have done better on the break though.

Dane Scarlett – 5 – Had to survive off scraps again this evening but battled well, held the ball up, and made the runs he needed to make. I always feel sorry for him in these games. I would love to see him in the first-team where players would create him decent chances.


Dilan Markanday – 6 – Looked brighter in his cameo than most in 90 minutes.

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  1. Plonkers. I told you days ago these guys were no fools but no you lot knew better. 5th in the Dutch league we can take them easy. Plonkers I say you are.


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