Opinion: Tottenham player ratings from the 6-2 win over Leicester City

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Heung-min Son
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Tottenham Hotspur maintained their unbeaten run this evening at home to Leicester with a 6-2 win.

Let’s take a look at how the individual players got on:

Hugo Lloris – 8.5 – This guy is just so consistent these days. Made a couple of superb stops to keep Spurs in the driving seat. Credit for the penalty save too, even if he was off his line.

Ivan Perisic – 7 – The Croatian started at right-wing-back this evening but it was far from his best performance. Got into some nice areas and grabbed an assist from a corner, but he was sloppy on the ball in his own half a few times, almost costing Spurs a goal.

Davinson Sanchez – 6 – He seemed to be involved in everything… and not always in a good way. Gave away a daft penalty to give Leicester the lead. Was all over the place at the back at times. Judged to foul the keeper to rule out Tottenham’s third. Hit the bar. And claimed for a pen of his own. Very chaotic!

Eric Dier – 8.5 – Fantastic performance once again. While Spurs were messy in the channels, Dier commanded the central areas. Some great headers and slide tackles in there, as well as offering an option to drive Spurs up the pitch. AND another corner goal!

Clement Lenglet – 7 – Not his most consistent game today. A lot of Tottenham’s problems came down that left side and Lenglet struggled with his positioning at times. But it will take him a while to get used to the Premier League.

Ryan Sessegnon – 6 – Started at left-wing-back, then moved to right, then back to left. Unfortunately, he did not provide enough going forward to make up for the defensive lapses. Didn’t seem switched on at times.

Rodrigo Bentancur – 8 – Really struggled in the first half and gave the ball away a lot. But he was a different animal in the second 45. Well taken goal and was involved in everything when Spurs moved to 3-5-2. Such a technically talented player.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg – 8.5 – Perhaps the one player who impressed throughout the 90 minutes, even when Spurs were struggling. Looked after the ball so well, created space for the attackers, and threw himself in front of shots. Great leadership on the pitch.

Richarlison – 7 – Full of running and energy but it wasn’t his day today. The ball seemed to bounce off him at times and he ran down a fair few dead ends instead of turning around and keeping possession. He was bound to have a below-par game eventually.

Dejan Kulusevski – 7.5 – Deserved to come back in today and played pretty well. Looked like a player who hadn’t started in a few games and was a little rusty at times, but he created a fair amount in the final third, including his assist for Kane.

Harry Kane – 7.5 – Considering Spurs scored 6, Kane actually wasn’t as involved as you would think. One goal and one assist for the main man, and his link-up play was fab at times. But he was very isolated for large parts of the game too.

Substitutes:

Emerson Royal – 7 – Came on to provide a solid right-back option, as Spurs needed defensive solidity at the time. Did a very good job.

Cristian Romero – 7 – Sanchez was a bit all over the place but Romero added a calm head at the back for the final 30 minutes. Such quality on the ball, even if he did miss that sitter.

Heung-min Son – 10 – What else can you give him?! A hat-trick off the bench! This is exactly what Sonny needed! Such a quality hattie too!

Yves Bissouma – 7.5 – His best cameo from the bench yet. Spurs kicked into gear once he came on and they went to 3-5-2. Really got stuck in out there.

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