Player ratings from the 2-1 loss to Southampton

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Coming into the away match against Southampton this afternoon, Spurs had dropped eight points from their last three games, needing a win to get them back on track.

After the first half, it seemed as if that would be the outcome, with the Lilywhites 1-0 up and unlucky not to be out of sight.

However, a second half defensive horror show and spurned chances saw Spurs gifting a 2-1 win to the Saints.

Spurs are now by no means certainties for the top four this season.

Hugo Lloris – 6

Only really had one save to make up until Southampton’s opener, and that was straight down the middle. Nothing he could have done for either Saints goal.

Danny Rose – 4

No idea what the left back was thinking for Southampton’s equaliser, letting the ball run between his legs rather than hoofing it clear.

Jan Vertonghen – 5

Also should have done better in clearing the equalising goal as it dribbled through the Spurs box. Squandered a couple of good chances in the opposition area too.

Davinson Sanchez – 4

Sloppy in possession, continuing his slightly nervy looking form. Gave away some needless fouls and for some reason just doesn’t look comfortable at the moment.

Kyle Walker-Peters – 5

Had given a decent account of himself through the match, and although he gave away the foul that led to Southampton’s winner, he arguably made the right call to bring his man down.

Eric Dier – 4

You could tell this was his first start since December, as he didn’t look up to the pace of the game, gave the ball away casually on multiple occasions, and simply didn’t look at home in the Spurs side.

Moussa Sissoko – 6

Not his finest performance in a Spurs shirt, but he was head and shoulders above the likes of Dier.

Christian Eriksen – 7

Ran the show in that first half and carved a few good opportunities for himself too. Arguably we should have been talking about him as a man of the match contender with Spurs having scored three or four.

Dele Alli – 8

Scoring him based on the fact that it was his first game back after seven weeks out, Dele Alli was hugely impressive. He slotted back in as if he had missed a single game, set up Kane’s opener, and carved a few other great chances too.

Lucas Moura – 6

Looked sharp in his movement, but slightly loose in his touch at times. Perhaps a product of a lack of starts of late.

Harry Kane – 7

Took his goal well and his movement was top class today, shame he just didn’t have his shooting boots on. Should have had a hattrick.


Heung Min Son – 5

Struggled to make much of an impact

Ben Davies – N/A

Fernando Llorente – N/A

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  1. That was an absolute joke, from the team selection to the performance of half the team. Last week Lloris makes one penalty save and he’s hailed a hero and a world class keeper, he’s neither, every time we have a free kick against us just outside the box Lloris leaves so much room on his right hand side he’s making it easy, and for a player of Ward-Prowses’ ability from dead ball situations you might as well just give it to him. Lloris is a clown and should be nowhere near our goal. Walker-Peters was completely done for pace and gives away the free kick in the first place, he’s not good enough either. Dier, his names says it all, that’s exactly what he is, dire. Moura, how many more chances are we going to give him to actually do something, he runs around like a headless chicken, another one who isn’t good enough. The first goal, what Rose was thinking? instead of just putting his foot through it and clearing it, he lets it run through his legs straight to a Saints player who scuffs it and still beats Lloris. As for Eriksen, I don’t know what has happened to him but he’s had 4 or 5 terrible games on the trot, he’s hit a patch of really bad form, just when we need him. That defeat will now mean we miss out on Champions League next season, unless we win it, LOL, :-) and even worse than that we’re going to finish below the scum again for the first time in 3 years. It was only a few weeks ago we were 10 pts clear of them, even if they lose to Utd tomorrow we have to go to Liverpool and City and playing like that we’ll get well beat in both games. It’s all come back to no investment in the squad again by Lewis and Levy, I hope Levy’s happy that Champions League football won’t be played at the new stadium next season. You reap what you sow.

  2. So why did Poch give up four key starting spots in the lineup — totally out of the blue — to four untried players who were virtually starting from scratch they’d been away so long? A recipe for disaster.

  3. As for the team selection I agree it was somewhat puzzling, however some moves were forced. Harry Winks was unavailable,Trippier injured,Aurier wasnt on the bench so can only assume he took a knock.

    The most noticeable absence in this game was Toby?? I love Super Jan but I could tell 10 minutes into the game he was either tired or look like he had the flu or whatever but he was not Jan and had to be replaced. IF Toby would have played I believe we would have won. We did miss chances for sure and seemed to have to attitude that oh well we will get plenty more. When Southampton came out more determined in the second half and started to press a little it should be obvious by now that this means Eriksen will disappear. First half he was having a good game I thought . First time in 4 games. He was woeful in the second half and we had a huge void in the middle of the park. HOW DOES HE CONTINUE to get 7’S as a rating ??? Lloris should have known Ward Prowse was going to the side and been cheating, It was a good shot but come on he should be better than that. Secondly this playing the ball across the 6 yard box and bringing pressure on ourselves is mind blowing. Especially when Sanchez is playing because he always gives the ball back to Lloris who started the problem to begin with. Why Jab didn’t put a boot through the ball before it reached the temporarily brain dead Danny Rose I dont know, and as for his decision to let it throguh his legs thinking he was going to turn up field inside the 6 yard box??? Absolutely abysmal and shocking decision that cost us. We were so flat in the second half. OUR NUMBER 1 or two priority must be to get a real right full back. The three we have just are not good enough. WE really missed Dembele in that second half. He would not have allowed that to go on.


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