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.