Tottenham Hotspur followed up their disappointing defeat against Liverpool in mid-week with an even worse one against Brighton this evening.
Let’s take a look at how the individual players got on:
Hugo Lloris – 5 – Good save in the 56th minute from close range. Had little to do beyond that tonight.
Moussa Sissoko – 3 – Was lined up at right-wing-back but did little of note going forward. Spurs needed a flying source up pace up and down that side but were far from it.
Davinson Sanchez – 3 – Always looks to be running around like a headless chicken, not quite sure of who he should be marking or what space he should be occupying.
Toby Alderweireld – 5.5 – Still reads the game okay but it’s as if his legs can’t always take him where he needs to be. What a block at the end of the game though.
Joe Rodon – 5 – Seems to be the best of a bad bunch at the moment. Still has a few wobbly moments as he gets used to the Premier League but equally promising signs too.
Ben Davies – 2 – Much like Sissoko, Davies offered very little width beyond receiving the ball and passing it backwards again. No drive or ambition which is needed at wing-back. Also didn’t track the runner for the opening Brighton goal.
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg – 6 – Looks like a man trying to do the job of two these days. At times, seems like the only player who really cares about the result.
Tanguy Ndombele – 6 – Put in a lot of effort at both ends tonight but there was little he could do to drag Tottenham to a result. Went off injured at the 75-minute mark.
Heung-min Son – 3.5 – The man who usually steps up in the absence of Harry Kane but Son was barely in the game tonight.
Steven Bergwijn – 5.5 – The one man who consistently looked to receive the ball and make some driving runs in the final third, albeit without support. Felt sorry for him at times.
Gareth Bale – 3 – Played the game at walking pace and, worryingly, you get the feeling that he is no longer capable of much beyond that. A shame to see.
Carlos Vinicius – 5 – Came on at half-time and gave a focal point. Carved a couple of chances for himself.
Lucas Moura – 3 – Couldn’t recall what he did after coming on.
Erik Lamela – 3 – See above.
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