Michel Vorm – 6 – He did not pull off any impressive saves in the absence of Lloris today but he was behind all the shots on the target from Southampton. He did not expect Sanchez’s own goal so he can’t be faulted, and there wasn’t much for him to do there.
Serge Aurier – 4 – A very poor performance from the right back, which was a trend amongst his teammates today. He was given little to no protection by Sissoko today which made his job much harder but he was so naïve leaving acres of space behind him for Southampton players to exploit. He was a bit better with more protection in the second half but he was never an attacking threat.
Jan Vertonghen – 6 – He was the better of the centre-backs today as he was more composed and showed a calm presence. He was let down by his midfielders today as he was exposed in more than one occasion.
Davinson Sanchez – 4 – Probably the Colombian’s worst performance in this Spurs side as he was poor from the start. He was sloppy with his clearances and was not confident in his tackles. He scored an unfortunate own goal but he did not do much to make up for his mistake.
Ben Davies – 6 – A solid performance from the left-back in my opinion as he was constantly bombing forward to provide an outlet while keeping tabs on his defensive duties. However, his crosses always seemed to hit the first defender except for a beautiful cross for Sissoko in the first half which should have been an assist.
Eric Dier – 5 – An unusually poor performance from the midfield for Dier as he provided neither the necessary defensive protection nor the accomplished passing we have gotten used to. He almost scored in the first half when he hit the post from a corner.
Mousa Dembele – 5 – He gets a 5 because of his usual smooth and strong midfield runs but apart from those the Belgian was a disappointment. He was not strong enough in his tackles, committing numerous fouls, and was very lucky to stay on the pitch for as long as he did. His passing also left a lot to desire as he broke down many Tottenham attacks.
Moussa Sissoko – 3 – It is so difficult to understand why Pochettino replaced Eriksen with Sissoko in the starting XI. The Frenchman is not a good player, let alone a creative one, and this certainly showed with the team lacking the spark in the attacking third. He did not even show the qualities he is known for, his strength and athleticism, and left Aurier with zero protection in the first half. This, of course, was the main reason for the Southampton goal.
Son Heung-Min – 3 – It all went wrong for the Korean today as he did not seem to be on the ball more than 3-4 seconds at a time all game. He gave the ball away cheaply at every turn, and his passes and runs were always a little off.
Dele Alli – 4 – His energy and desire was there from the start but the execution was just not there for him today. His passing improved in the second half and he almost provided the assist for a Kane winner but it wasn’t to be.
Harry Kane – 7 – It was a very well taken goal for Kane again but he should have had two today as his miss at the death was so unlike him. His energy was a bit down as well but he still provided an outlet for his team, and his passing and hold up play were very good.
Erik Lamela – 5 – He should have definitely started the game as his introduction sparked his team to attack more in the last 20 minutes. He had a glorious opportunity to win the game for his team as well, but he was blocked in the last second.
Kieran Trippier – 5 – His crossing would have been useful towards the end when Spurs were bombing players forward but he was not much involved for unknown reasons.
Victor Wanyama – N/R
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