Spurs substitutes and Coach ratings
Ryan Mason made a couple of seemingly uninspired changes in the second half, bringing Dele Alli and Steven Bergwijn off for Gareth Bale and Lucas Moura. The directness of Lucas Moura would certainly help but of late Bale was a bit disappointing, until of course, he wasn’t.
Lucas Moura – 6.5
Lucas Moura did what he does in his 22 minutes, which is trying to pick up the ball and run with it. With Maddison out of the game, there was more space in the middle and Moura looked to take advantage. Had a couple of runs that got you thinking but never produced anything himself.
Gareth Bale – 8
Gareth Bale’s first 15 minutes on the pitch were relatively uneventful. Then something happened and suddenly Tottenham booted the ball up toward the flag and there was Bale chasing it. While his cross ultimately did not lead to anything, opening up his legs certainly woke Bale up. Suddenly having some new life, it was Bale running in and finishing Kane’s layoff as calm as you like. It was Bale dribbling through and by everyone to dink it in. Okay off the post and then he was first to the rebound. If the plan was for Bale to be a super-sub, well today it worked.
Joe Rodon – N/A
The big defender came on late for Son to help see off the victory. Almost made a big mistake going to the ground near the sideline but managed to get enough of the ball. Hopefully has a big offseason and hits the ground running next season.
Ryan Mason – 6.5
There was nothing really inspired about Tottenham’s system, set-up, or performance, particularly in the first half. Really fortunate Leicester went so deep on the bench and the match shifted when Maddison went off. Looks brilliant with Bale saving everyone but the plan before the last 10 minutes was suspect at best. Fortunate to walk out with three points but we will take it and appreciate the lads playing for Mason until the final whistle.