Here’s how we rated the Tottenham Hotspur players following the opening forty-five minutes of action against Bournemouth in today’s Premier League early kick-off at the Vitality Stadium.
Ange Postecoglou’s side head into the break currently 1-0 ahead courtesy of James Maddison‘s first goal for the club.
Guglielmo Vicario: Made his first save after 34 minutes from a relatively easy Billing header. His second save five minutes before the half denied Christie from the edge of the box. 6.
Pedro Porro: Has been playing the inverted role and has slotted in nicely into the middle when Spurs are in possession. 7.
Cristian Romero: Made a crunching tackle to set up the counter attack which nearly lead to Spurs’ second with Richarlison’s chance 7.
Micky van de Ven: Has looked much more assured on the ball compared to the opening stages against United. 7.
Destiny Udogie: Antother solid half from the Italian who has looked to get forward as much as possible. 7.
Pape Matar Sarr: Played a beautifully weighted pass through to Maddison to break the deadlock. Should have been on the scoresheet himself if he had made a better contact with a left-footed effort. 8.
Yves Bissouma: Has picked up where he left off last week. The drop of the shoulder to make room for Sarr’s assist was a joy to watch. 8.
James Maddison: Had a huge chance to open the scoring, but could only fire his shot straight at Neto. Certainly made up for it when he ran in behind to latch onto Sarr’s pass to score his first-ever goal for Spurs. His ability on the ball and eye to play a through pass has been exactly what’s needed. 9.
Dejan Kulusevski: Another half where he has had a decent amount of touches, but to little effect. Really should have done better with his pass in additional time which he failed to find Maddison from in what could have been a chance on goal. 5.
Richarlison: Had a brilliant opportunity to double the lead, but took a touch too many – unfortunately it just isn’t happening for the Brazilian, who is short on confidence. Headed into the side netting from a Maddison corner. 5.
Heung-min Son: Had half of a glimpse of goal when he volleyed over from Maddison’s corner. 6.
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