Alli Gets 8: Tottenham Hotspur Player Ratings vs Southampton

Tottenham Hotspur‘s woeful form continued in the Premier League after they slumped to a 2-1 defeat to Southampton.

Harry Kane scored for the visitors in the 26th minute as they dominated the opposition in the first half.

But, an improved performance from the Saints saw them stage a brilliant comeback during the final stages of the game, as goals from Jan Valery and James Ward-Prowse helped them collect all three points.

Tottenham Hotspur player ratings

Hugo Lloris (6/10): Following a man of the match performance against Borussia Dortmund, Lloris was unable to keep out Valery’s effort while he was nowhere near the excellent free-kick from Ward-Prowse. Made a couple of good saves but not the best of games for the Frenchman.

Kyle Walker-Peters (6/10): Had an impressive start to the game as he was quite solid in dealing with Nathan Redmond on the right. However, he looked nervy as Southampton pushed forward in the second half, and it was his silly foul which led Ward-Prowse’s free-kick.

Davinson Sanchez (5.5/10): The absence of Toby Alderweireld was felt as the Colombian once again failed to keep up with markers, notably failing to clear the cross which found Valery for Saints’ equaliser.

Jan Vertonghen (5.5/10): A shoddy display at the back from Vertonghen, whose lack of focus allowed Valery to score the equaliser in the second half. He was, however, quite a handful to the opposition at the other end of the pitch.

Danny Rose (6.5/10): Was unlucky as Stuart Armstrong’s cross went through his legs and found Valery for Southampton’s equaliser. Aside from that, he was decent in dealing with attackers on the left-flank, although he was subbed later in the game.

Moussa Sissoko (7/10): His relentless energy was key as Tottenham’s dominated the proceedings during the first-half. However, he was hardly useful in terms of chance creation, and the Frenchman also made a couple of rash challenges.

Eric Dier (5.5/10): Failed to make an impact upon his return to the starting eleven for the first time in four matches. The England international was rather slow in rotating possession, especially in the second half, when he looked out of pace, at times.

Christian Eriksen (6/10): An unusually ineffective performance from Eriksen, who failed to ease Tottenham’s transition whilst struggling with lack of time and space on the ball. Needs to improve in the coming matches.

Dele Alli (8/10): Arguably the most effective Spurs midfielder this afternoon, Alli did well to create chances for his side. His smart combination play with Harry Kane helped Tottenham score the opener in the first half but unfortunately, Alli lacked support from his teammates.

Lucas Moura (5/10): The Brazilian was very energetic in his offensive runs and his willingness to take on defenders was certainly eye-catching. But, Lucas once again lacked the end product.

Harry Kane (7.5/10): Did well to capitalise on an early chance to score the opener in the first half, but the England international missed a plethora of opportunities to kill the game off inside 30 minutes.

His link-up play with the likes of Lucas and Alli, however, was good to see, but his misses ultimately cost Tottenham three points.

SUBSTITUTES

Son Heung-Min (NA): Failed to make an impact after replacing Lucas during the final phase of the game.

Ben Davies (NA): Came on for Rose in the 82nd minute as Mauricio Pochettino opted for fresh legs on the flanks.

Fernando Llorente (NA): An 82nd-minute replacement for Dele Alli.

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