Tottenham midfield ratings
Matt Doherty – 4
Playing again out of position at left wing-back, Matt Doherty played. Either unwilling or simply unable to hit a cross with his left foot meant Doherty time and again cut back into the defence limiting any service from the Irishman. Was on the pitch and ran around but with only 22 touches in 64 minutes Doherty watched more than played.
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg – 5
Pierre Hojbjerg almost provided that moment when Spurs were back in the match. Hojbjerg ran around Kane on the overlap and was taken down seemingly in the box by Antonio Rudiger. However, after VAR review, the foul was deemed to have occurred outside the box the subsequent free-kick brought little. A volume passer, Hojbjerg just does not move the ball forward enough.
Harry Winks – 5
Another very willing player on the day, Harry Winks has seen better days. Winks tried multiple times to push the ball into tight spaces forward but lacked the needed quality on his passes. His miss of an open Kane on a simple through ball at 53 minutes really summed up his day of missed opportunities.
Emerson Royal – 5
Playing more defence than he has in previous matches for Tottenham, Emerson Royal ran up and down the pitch. Emerson did well in one-on-one positions as a defender but did not have the same kind of success on the attacking end where his service is still lacking. Unlike Doherty, Emerson is willing to make a cross but the quality is what is still lacking.