PLAYER RATINGS: Tottenham 1-1 Fiorentina

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Hugo Lloris – He was not tested for most of the game and he was decent when Fiorentina pressured Spurs. He will be disappointed to be beaten at his near post for the Fiorentina goal.

Kyle Walker – He bombarded the Fiorentina left side the whole game. He found a lot of space in the first half and he was very effective but he was not as effective in the second half. Even though he kept pushing forwards, he made some really good interceptions and tackles to stop Fiorentina attacks.

Ben Davies – He offered too little attacking threat in the first half but pushed forwards more in the second half. He defended well all game long as he had to cover Joaquin and Salah.

Federico Fazio – He was put under a lot of pressure against Gomez but he used his strength to his advantage. His lack of pace could have been a big problem on another night.

Jan Vertonghen – Always cool and calm on the ball and smart defensively, the Belgian produced a superb outing tonight.

Paulinho– He started the game really well and looked like he was going to play his best game for Spurs but he slowed down after 30th minute and never recovered his energy and desire.

Christian Eriksen – He had a great chance to double Spurs’ lead but misfired. He also had many of his passes intercepted and looked off his game tonight.

Nabil Bentaleb – The Algerian was really good tonight as he brought his combative attitude to the game. He committed too many tackles and was really good on the ball.

Nacer Chadli – He missed the two best chances Spurs had in the first half as he could not convert a one-on-one and hit the bar from six yards out. He did not stop running and pressing but he did not produce the end product.

Andros Townsend – He was the man of the match in the first half as he gave the Fiorentina back-line all sorts of problems. However, the tactical change made by the Fiorentina head coach Montella at the break curbed his effectiveness.

Roberto Soldado – He played one of his best games in a Spurs shirt as he scored a brilliant volley in the 6th minute. He did not stopped afterwards as he hit the target with an overhead kick and almost set up Chadli with a flick header. His performance level, like all of his teammates’, dropped in the second half.

Subs

Harry Kane – He came on for Chadli in the second half but could not find an opening as he played in a deeper role.

Erik Lamela – He replaced Townsend but did not bring any of the attacking threat the Englishman did.

Ryan Mason– He made a late appearance.

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