Date: 3rd September 2018 at 10:00am
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Tottenham Hotspur’s unbeaten run in the Premier League in the season of 2018/19 came to a disappointing end this Sunday as we faced Watford.

Suffering a 2-1 defeat at Vicarage Road, the simple fact is Spurs didn’t turn up.

Whoscored ran their usual numbers post game and Tottenham only had two player poll a match rating of above 7 and that speaks volumes for the performance we put in.

Kieran Trippier received the top rating with 7.19 as he contributed two key passes, had a pass accuracy rate of 73.8% from his 112 touches – the highest with Christian Eriksen in second place on that score with 89 touches. Defensively he put in four tackles and three clearances.

Jan Vertonghen was in second place with a rating of 7.15 with four tackles of his own, one interceptions and four clearances. One key pass and a pass accuracy of 82.4% also saw him win two aerials from 85 touches.

I think it’s puts everything into perspective from the showing that usually reliable Hary Kane found himself as our eighth best player but he managed two shots (off target) from only 33 touches, so our performance was clearly below par and stunted on the day.

We have to hope it was the proverbial bad day at the office and an aberration given how we’ve started the year. On to the next one now with a point to prove.

 

One Reply to “Two Men Redeem Themselves In Poor Spurs Showing Against Watford”

  • Those stats are total BS in my opinion. I would rather Trips have a 50% pass rate but 2 assists and 3 points based on getting the fecking ball in the box. I lost count of the amount of times he could have crossed it but chose to play it backwards, mostly to Eriksen, who was equally as guilty of not getting crosses in. Poch has been stifling our full-backs natural instinct to get the ball in behind the defenders or on the head of the strikers for years.

    Trips can actually cross the ball and that’s his biggest strength. I hope Southgate reminds him of that this week and tells him to ignore what Poch is teaching him. That’s unlike Davies who needs to spend way more time on the training ground practicing beating the 1st defender with his crosses.

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