Opinion: Tottenham’s top five most disappointing players across the 2019/20 season

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Tottenham Hotspur have endured a woeful 2019/20 campaign under the leadership of both Mauricio Pochettino and Jose Mourinho. Despite investing big in the summer, the squad failed to kick on from that Champions League Final appearance.

After being knocked out of the League Cup, FA Cup, and Champions League, Spurs have just an outside chance at the top four to play for now this season.

Let’s take a look at the five players who have really disappointed this year:

Jan Vertonghen – 

The fall from grace for Super Jan has been sharp and upsetting. He seems to have lost all pace and confidence over the past six months and now looks to be leaving the club on a free in the summer. What a shame for him to leave on a low rather than the high he deserves.

Tanguy Ndombele –

Simply not the player that was promised. Ndombele has shown all the natural skill in the world on the ball, but seems unwilling to put in the slightest bit of effort defensively or positionally. In the Premier League, you have to work hard and run through brick walls for 90 minutes, otherwise, you simply won’t make it.

Eric Dier – 

A few recent performances at centre-back almost saved Dier, but he still has to get a mention. For the majority of the season, he has appeared in central midfield and looked absolutely dreadful. Losing the ball at every turn, always being a yard behind play, and having little influence on the game. It seems as if Eric will be given one last chance to earn a new contract in defence.

Danny Rose – 

I really thought that Danny Rose and Jose Mourinho were going to be made for each other. A tough-tackling and physical left-back who knows what it means to wear the shirt. Unfortunately, he has looked a shadow of his former self all season and never seemed to see eye to eye with Jose.

Ryan Sessegnon – 

A harsh inclusion over some others in the Spurs squad, and I have faith that he will come good, but I have been so disappointed and underwhelmed by Sessegnon. After coming back from his injury, I expected to see raw pace and an attacking threat down that left-hand-side. All I have actually seen is a young lad who seems scared to express himself. He needs to unlock the style and form he had at Fulham in the Championship two years ago for next season.

 

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