Tottenham Hotspur, under the tutelage of Mauricio Pochettino, clinched a 1-0 win at the Wembley Stadium over Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth, thanks to Christian Eriksen’s neat finish in the early minutes of the second half. Here are our Spurs’ player ratings from their outing against the Cherries.
Hugo Lloris 8/10
The custodian made some significant saves to prove his worth once again, including his close-range save to stop Alderweireld from scoring an own goal. He thoroughly deserved to bag a clean sheet.
Kieran Trippier 6.5/10
It was an average outing for Trippier, who lacked the requisite pace to trouble Bournemouth’s defence. Nonetheless, he catered to his defensive duties meticulously.
Toby Alderweireld 7/10
The Belgian made some very fine challenges to nullify the attacking endeavours of the Cherries and looked in control at the back.
Davinson Sanchez 8/10
Sanchez did his basics right and shielded Lloris with a notable class and calibre. The summer signing shepherded his physical strength in the right direction.
Jan Vertonghen 7.5/10
Vertonghen did a spectacular job from the left-back position and earned a lot of space for teammates. Besides, he jotted shrewd tackles and looked eager to attack as much as possible.
Eric Dier 6.5/10
The Englishman didn’t let the visitors to pass through on plenty of occasions, but then, he should have shown much more creative prowess.
Harry Winks 7/10
Winks dictated the tempo of the game more often than not and operated with a lot of confidence. He certainly gave a lot of effort out on the pitch.
Christian Eriksen 8/10
He fully deserved the goal owing to his dazzling finishing ability and constantly had the knack to dish out chances for his teammates to score goals. It turned out to be a brilliant game for him.
Dele Alli 7/10
Alli might not have troubled the score sheet but he deserves full credit for toiling relentlessly throughout the game.
Heung-Min Son 5/10
Against Howe’s troops, it proved to be a quiet day at the office for Son, who struggled to find his footing. He was bereft of the ball more often than not and was very quiet.
Harry Kane 6/10
Although his work rate was exemplary, Kane was frozen out by Bournemouth’s defenders which made it hard for him to get along with his teammates.
Moussa Sissoko 6.5/10
Sissoko brightened up the game after replacing Son and showed some intent on behalf of the Lilywhites.
Fernando Llorente NA
The former Swansea City striker came on for Kane, but his cameo was too short to note anything concrete.
Georges-Kevin N’Koudou NA
N’Koudou was introduced for the last few seconds, and impliedly, it was too little to make an impact.