Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Bentancur Gets 7.5, Forster With 5.5 | Tottenham Hotspur Players Rated In Humiliating Loss Vs Leicester City

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Abhinab Ghosh
A 26-year-old sports writer and an aspiring football coach who has road-tripped across the Scottish Highlands, but has never been to Wales. Sucker for cliff-hangers and catchy riffs. Known to be a grunger and not to be a stranger.

Tottenham Hotspur faced off against Leicester City at the King Power Stadium earlier today as they hoped to earn a good result on their travels in the Premier League. Spurs made a decent start to the game as they scored the opening goal in the 14th-minute courtesy of Rodrigo Bentancur’s goal. However, the Foxes responded quickly and got themselves level just nine minutes later when Namalys Mendy found the back of the net.

James Maddison completed the turnaround for Leicester in the 25th minute when he scored as well before Kelechi Iheanacho added another goal in the first half injury-time. Tottenham went into the half-time break 3-1 down on the scoreline.

The North London club failed to net the leveler and conceded another goal in the 81st minute when Harvey Barnes scored the Foxes. The match ended with Spurs suffering a humiliating 4-1 loss away from home.

Let’s take a look at how each Tottenham Hotspur player fared during the match against the Foxes.

GK: Fraser Forster – 5.5/10

Forster made a few decent saves at the back but still conceded four goals today which won’t please Antonio Conte.

CB: Japhet Tanganga – 6.5/10

He did his fair share of defending and was a dominant presence in the air.

CB: Eric Dier – 6/10

Dier won his fair share of aerial duels but looked far from convincing at the back.

CB: Ben Davies – 6.5/10

Davies was good on the ball and made some important defensive contributions inside his half.

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

RM: Pedro Porro – 6.5/10

He earned possession back twice and made two driving runs with the ball.

CM: Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg – 7/10

Hojbjerg anchored the midfield well at times and made a few decent runs from midfield.

CM: Rodrigo Bentancur – 7.5/10

He scored the opening goal early in the game but could last only 64 minutes.

LM: Ivan Perisic – 6.5/10

Perisic worked hard at both ends of the field but failed to take any of his chances.

RAM: Dejan Kulusevski – 6/10

He had a quiet game in the opponent’s half and did well to last 78 minutes.

LAM: Heung-min Son – 6/10

Son completed some good dribbles with the ball but failed to threaten the Leicester goal.

ST: Harry Kane – 6.5/10

The England international managed to impress at times but struggled to get his name on the scoresheet versus the Foxes.


CM: Pape Sarr – 6/10

His impact on the game was minimal.

RAM: Richarlison – 6/10

Richarlison never looked like he would score.

RM: Emerson Royal – 6/10

He struggled to get into the flow of the game.

CB: Davinson Sanchez – 6/10

Sanchez tried to keep things solid at the back.

LW: Arnaut Danjuma – 6.5/10

He injected some pace into Conte’s attack.

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