Tottenham put in a professional bounce-back performance against Nottingham Forest at home, winning 3-1 to consolidate fourth place.
Some promising attacking performances from Richarlison and Harry Kane highlighted Tottenham’s home victory, a badly needed three points after the midweek exodus from the Champions League.
Playing Forest at home was just the tonic Spurs were looking for. Hopefully, Antonio Conte’s side can gain some confidence and go on a run to secure participation in next season’s Champions League.
Here are the player ratings from Tottenham’s much-needed 3-1 victory over Nottingham Forest.
Fraser Forster 8.5/10
Forster showed safe hands on a low shot from Brennan Johnson in the 60th minute. The veteran made an outstanding reaction save from Serge Aurier’s point-blank, powerful header.
Unfortunately, Forster’s performance was slightly tarnished when he didn’t get to a cross in time, leading to Forest’s consolation goal.
But Forster made up for his earlier whiff with a superb penalty save.
Clement Lenglet 6.5/10
Clement Lenglet went about his business quietly but effectively. Like the rest of the backline, he was solid and didn’t commit any egregious mistakes.
Eric Dier 7/10
Spurs were boosted by Eric Dier’s return to the lineup. He marshalled the backline well. Dier held on to the ball for too long in one first-half instance but can thank Kane for tracking back and dispossessing Forest.
Cristian Romero 7.5/10
Cristian Romero enjoyed a safe, mistake-free, and most importantly, disciplined match on the back of being sent off against AC Milan midweek. It was precisely the bounce-back, domineering performance the Argentinian stalwart needed.