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Player Ratings vs Norwich| High marks all round, bar two players who barely earned 5s

By Harry Hotspur -

Norwich looked quite useful for a while, but the gulf in both construction and the finishing between themselves and Tottenham ruled that the visitors would never really stand much of a chance. Dean Smith’s lads had a few opportunities, but they really didn’t know what to do with them.

HUGO 7 only had one save as such to make, and otherwise had little to contend with

SANCHEZ 7 got his goal, but this was another decent performance all round from the Colombian, although Norwich’s attacks were modest, Davinson came out on top in respect of his duels, as well as making more successful tackles than any other Spurs player (4).

DAVIES 6 doesn’t fill me with much confidence when in offensive positions, but Conte has certainly added a spark to the Welshman’s game.

DIER‘s 6 passing wasn’t too precise on occasion, but this was another generally sound performance.

SKIPP 7 has another influential game, and thanks to Conte, Tottenham produced plenty of attacking third passes – of which Oliver made 13. Nobody on the park recovered the ball more times than the former Canaries loanee.

HOJBJERG 6 had a relatively decent game but won just one of his 5 attempted ground duels.

MOURA 8 made 3 successful take-ons, made 16 successful attacking third passes, not to mention creating 3 chances; in addition to scoring one hell of a goal.

SONNY‘s 7 goal was inspirational, and the South Korean also created 3 chances for Spurs. The boy’s crossing was hit-and-miss, with 3 of his 6 attempts coming good.

KANE 5 still looks as lost as lost can be. The only discipline the England captain excelled in was committing fouls (3). Harry’s value as a striker these days must be plummeting.

SESSEGNON 5 had a largely uneventful 68 minutes.

We’ll take you through the numbers in greater detail in the morning.

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JimmyGrievance
JimmyGrievance
8 months ago

I’m going down the controversial route here and saying HK needs to be benched. I said after the England games we would see if the ol HK had returned. Sadly he hasn’t.

We should say our goodbyes thank him for some great memories and move on.

Len
Len
8 months ago
Reply to  JimmyGrievance

So let’s say yes. Who goes up top Son? Then who comes in Bergwjin? Do you realized we still have the same amount of goals amongst all 3 if you drop Kane. Maybe, Conte knows something you and I don’t, and when he said it is going to be a choice of attrition by dropping Kane, am incline to go with him. We all see what is happening with Kane, and yes maybe give him a rest Thursday will help. Stevie B can go prove if he deserves to give Kane a rest in the EPL.

Last edited 8 months ago by Len
JimmyGrievance
JimmyGrievance
8 months ago
Reply to  Len

HK clearly doesn’t see his future at Spurs. His performances are half arsed. I want players who want to play for us. That’s not HK. If Bergy is the replacement then so be it.

Sonificent
Sonificent
8 months ago
Reply to  JimmyGrievance

It’s difficult to draw any other logical conclusion given how good Harry has been – especially last season. Hobson’s Choice though.

coys1882
coys1882
8 months ago

Pretty fair ratings H! Although I did think that Sessegnon looked rather brighter and more assertive/less timid than on previous EPL appearances. I would have given him a 6.

Also, much as I have been one of his severest critics, I would have given Dier a 7. He was very sound today and his leadership qualities in holding the defence together cannot be underestimated.

The other mark I would have upgraded, Oliver Skipp, I would have given him an 8. Huge workload and endless endeavour, a very dominant performance, I see shades of Stevie P in this boy. Much to like.

Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
8 months ago

Lucas motm. Having a very good season and the best £20m we ever spent.

Billy Tonsils
Billy Tonsils
8 months ago

On another day Norwich could have had 2 goals , but that’s what a keeper is for…and they blew their other chance.
Take all victories however they come..3 decent goals..look positive so pleased for Lucas, More Moura Moura please
No way would Sanchez have buried that 3 weeks ago….be nice to beat Leicester away.

Tangangry
Tangangry
8 months ago

Also, I’m not generally a conspiracy theorist, but I am really starting to get this niggling feeling that Harry Kane is deliberately not scoring in the Prem.

Banging it at the keeper and fluffing so many opportunities, passes and touches is just so out of character for everything we have seen from him over the years, and yet he continues to get them on target for England… just makes me wonder how that conversation ended with Levy in the summer.

MrChickenhead
MrChickenhead
8 months ago
Reply to  Tangangry

Helps drive down his worth, while still having 18 goals for the season.

East Stand
East Stand
8 months ago
Reply to  Tangangry

He’s having to drop in and create at Spurs because we have nobody playing key passes from midfield. Against Brentford he made one of the goals with a sublime pass, personally I think he sacrificing his thirst for goals to help the team. If he played off the last defender for 90 mins we’d have very little going on up front and he wouldn’t b getting the goals anyway…

Last edited 8 months ago by Easty
Ginger doc
Ginger doc
8 months ago
Reply to  East Stand

Finally someone with a football brain. Thank you

Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
8 months ago
Reply to  Tangangry

I think he might be morphing into a no.10 and handing over the goal scoring to Sonny and Lucas.

Tangangry
Tangangry
8 months ago

To be fair, Dire Sanchez and Davies, while not top drawer, make me a hell of a lot less nervous now than they did 6 weeks ago when they looked like Our Mother of Mary All Girls under 12’s could stick 3 goals past them.

Sonificent
Sonificent
8 months ago

Not one of our defenders would get a game at the top 5 clubs.

São Paulo Spurs
São Paulo Spurs
8 months ago

Yes, definitely harsh on Davies. I think he’s a player who can really profit from our new formation.

The result flattered Spurs a bit, but we won and scored 3 goals. Norwich are much improved under Dean Smith so I’ll count it as a very good win.

Watching and listening to Conte only reinforces my admiration for him. He’s a serious professional, who’s committed and passionate about football. He’s a winner.
I can see what he’s trying to do and it’s working. The personnel will change in time but despite the lack of quality he is working hard to get results. I’m really impressed by him.
My only worry is that, given time, Levy will break him. People like Conte are a rare breed. They have a passion to improve, grow and more importantly win!
Levy, you’ve gotta back this fella. He’s the real deal. Back him and you can leave Spurs with a legacy other than a training ground and a cheese room.

Suffolk Spur
Suffolk Spur
8 months ago

Ratings a bit mean, especially Davies Dier and Sess.

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
8 months ago
Reply to  Harry Hotspur

You missed out Emerson mate.. The steady Eddie gets a 7?

coys1882
coys1882
8 months ago

Emerson didn’t play mate!

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
7 months ago
Reply to  coys1882

Ah I see thanks man.. How did Japh get on at right back then?

Urbane Sturgeon
Urbane Sturgeon
8 months ago

Harsh on Davies methinks; a great assist.

Len
Len
8 months ago

I cannot take the rest of ratings seriously after penning your left sided centerback was not convincing in the attacking half. You judge his play on whether he defended well and bonus points for being in the final 3rd so often. But I was only watching the game not an expert on what is required position wise from players these days. I saw one earlier comment. “We need a central defender who can carry the ball from out the back”. Not one who can defend and keep the ball in front of him.

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