Opinion: Tottenham player ratings from the 2-2 draw with Norwich City

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur had the chance to break into the top four for the night, but could only manage a 2-2 draw away to the bottom of the league Norwich City.

Spurs were behind twice, but fought back to earn a draw, with defensive problems being the route of all evil for Jose Mourinho’s side once again.

Let’s see how the players got on:

Paulo Gazzaniga – 6 – A rather quiet game for the Argentine. Almost did well to save the first goal, but there was little he could do about either, to be honest.

Serge Aurier – 2 – Hopeless tonight. As a wing-back, he offered little going forward and left Foyth 2 v 1 a lot at the back. As a right-back, he let his man go time and time again, as well as netting an own goal.

Juan Foyth – 4 – He looked pretty good in the most part, but we cannot ignore the fact that his mistake led to the opening goal and he was hooked at half time.

Toby Alderweireld – 5 – Pretty poor in the air today, as he misplaced or skewed the majority of his clearances. Was also caught out in poor positions at times.

Jan Vertonghen – 2 – No idea what he was doing on the Pukki goal that never was. Doesn’t seem comfortable in that left-back/left-sided position. He doesn’t have the legs for it.

Ryan Sessegnon – 6 – Was always open for the ball and played it around nicely, although I want to see more in terms of an end product.

Tanguy Ndombele – 8 – Considering he was played out of position as a defensive linchpin in the first half, Ndombele stood out for me today, although mostly in the second 45. What a player he will eventually be.

Christian Eriksen – 9 – Scored a delightful free-kick and completely ran the show in the second half. He will be a big miss next season.

Giovani Lo Celso – 5 – Played decent in the second half, but still isn’t quite living up to his price tag in North London.

Dele Alli – 6 – Not at his best today, but he was at the centre of some of Tottenham’s best moves. The second striker position in the first half did him no favours.

Harry Kane – 7 – Barely had a sniff tonight, but came alive when Spurs needed him, as usual.

Substitutes:

Davinson Sanchez – 7 – Tottenham’s best defender these days.

Lucas Moura – 7 – Was the bright spark that Spurs needed at times. Never gave up on the ball.

Erik Lamela – 6.5 – Some nice touches and was always positive with the ball. Good to see him back!

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