Tottenham Substitutes and Coach Rating
The substitutions in the second half showed a clear pecking order for the Tottenham midfield under coach Ryan Mason. All three substitutes brought on midfielders, even if they did not take midfielders off.
Harry Winks -7
Harry Winks did what Harry Winks does in his 21 minutes on the pitch Sunday, which is looking for the ball and then makes neat, tidy, passes with it. Managing 32 touches and accurate on 30 of 31 passes in his 21 minutes, WInks did his job, which was to help run out the clock and maintain possession. Ultimately, the next permanent coach will determine what kind of role – if any – Winks has in the team, but his cameo Sunday shows what he can do against weaker opposition.
Tanguy Ndombele – N/A
The Frenchman came on with less than 10 minutes to play replacing Dele Alli. Rather than a deeper role as he had been playing at the end of the Mourinho tenure, Ndombele was again further up the pitch under Mason. Tanguy managed a couple of nice turns in his limited opportunities.
Moussa Sissoko – N/A
Another French midfielder came on late, as Sissoko replace Gareth Bale in the 89th minute to help sure up the midfield and see out the clean sheet.
Coach Ryan Mason – 7.5
Like the rest of the team on the day, Mason did his job as expected against a lesser team playing for very little more than pride. What Mason did show was an ability to see something that worked in the first half, the direct through ball, and to try to do it more in the second. The directness of Tottenham helped keep Wolverhampton pinned in and deploy are relatively effective press. Good work by Mason there after a disappointing first 45 minutes.