Opinion: Spurs player ratings from the frustrating 1-1 draw against Southampton

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Emerson Royal
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Antonio Conte made it seven Premier League games unbeaten as Tottenham Hotspur manager, but will have been frustrated as his side were held to a frustrating 1-1 draw against 10-man Southampton. 

Here’s how the players got on this afternoon: 

Hugo Lloris – 6.5 – Didn’t have all that much to do, even when Southampton were pushing forward in the first-half. Really couldn’t do much about James Ward-Prowse’s excellent strike. 

Emerson Royal – 6 – Always looked to push forward and get into advanced areas, but his final ball sometimes left a lot to be desired. 

Davinson Sanchez – 6.5 – A pretty assured performance from the Colombian. Made a big goal-saving sliding challenge in stoppage time to deny what would have been a sure-winner from Southampton. 

Eric Dier – 6.5 – Had a relatively decent game until a slight miscue in stoppage time allowed Armando Broja in on goal. 

Ben Davies – 7 – Reinstated back into the starting line-up and produced another steady display on the left of the back three. Wasn’t afraid to push forward at points again too.

Sergio Reguilon – 4 – Just a poor display all-round. Lacked any sort of confidence on the ball and often made the wrong choice when in decent positions. Correctly taken off at half-time while on a yellow card.

Harry Winks – 6 – Had a couple of shaky lapses of concentration, but kept the ball pretty well overall. Produced an excellent assist for Kane’s second goal which was ruled out. 

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg – 5.5 – A bit of a difficult afternoon for Hojbjerg against his former side. Couldn’t dictate the play much and often couldn’t cope with Southampton’s high press. 

Dele Alli – 4.5 – Largely ineffective when the Spurs needed something going forward. Just loose in possession and lacking a cutting edge on the ball. 

Harry Kane – 7.5 – Slowly looking like his former self again. Dispatched his penalty confidently as expected and had a very well-taken goal chalked off for a questionable offside.  

Heung-min Son – 6.5 – It just felt like it wasn’t really falling for Son this afternoon. His overall play just wasn’t that fluid and he often couldn’t get the ball out of his feet in good areas. Did well to draw a foul in the box to get Spurs level. 

Substitutes:

Matt Doherty – 6 – Slotted in at left wing-back in place of the struggling Reguilon at half-time. Ventured forward on plenty of occasions and actually had a few very good chances but just lacked the quality to produce anything meaningful.

Lucas Moura – 6 – Tried to get things happening but wasn’t allowed much space to make his typical direct driving runs.

Bryan Gil – 6 – Replaced Emerson as the right wing-back bizarrely, but managed to put in a few decent crosses to his credit. Could have won it for Spurs but forced a good save from Forster deep into added time.

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