Tottenham Hotspur well and truly rolled over to their fierce London rivals West Ham United this afternoon, thus extending their woeful run of form in the Premier League.
Let’s take a look at how the individual players got on:
Hugo Lloris – 4 – Arguments that he could have come out for the first goal, although I think that is harsh. Not necessarily making blunders today, but not making game-winning saves either.
Japhet Tanganga – 4 – Only managed 45 minutes and doesn’t look at home positionally at right-back. His best moments came in his one v one defending.
Davinson Sanchez – 2 – His defending in the build-up to Lingard’s goal was some of the weakest, uninspiring work I have ever seen from a centre-back. Shocking.
Eric Dier – 2 – Decided not to jump or head the ball away for the West Ham opener that set the tempo. Seems to be a mistake per game for Dier at the moment.
Sergio Reguilon – 6 – Looked off the pace and gave away some silly fouls but that was to be expected. It has to be said that he was a good attacking outlet down the left.
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg – 4 – Looked far from his usual self today. Gave the ball away more often than usual, didn’t impose himself on the match and struggled with his passing.
Tanguy Ndombele – 5 – Some nice moments on the ball here and there. It felt as if he pushed way too far up at times when Spurs needed him to drop deep and break the lines.
Erik Lamela – 5 – One incredible moment in the first half when he glided past three defenders on the break and slid Kane in. Only lasted 45 minutes.
Lucas Moura – 6.5 – Didn’t do enough to carry Spurs forward and create chances. Missed a golden opportunity from a Son cross in the first half. Made up for it with that great header.
Heung-min Son – 4 – Got on the ball a lot today but seemed too passive, usually passing to Reguilon or going backwards. An in-form Son would have been cutting in and shooting a whole lot more.
Harry Kane – 5 – Feeding off scraps in the first half. However, Kane had enough openings to either score or create a goal. Held onto the ball far too long when squaring to Son late on which may have cost Spurs a result.
Gareth Bale – 9 – Looked very sharp after coming on at half time. The game suited him as West Ham were dropping off and he had some nice moments in that space provided. A superb assist from the corner. Almost capped it off with that crash against the bar.
Matt Doherty – 6 – Came on to be a more attacking outlet down the right-hand side and did a decent job of that.
Dele Alli – 4 – Came on late in the game but didn’t really get up to pace.
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