Tottenham player ratings in baffling 3-3 draw at Southampton

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After leading 3-1 at relegation embattled Southampton, Tottenham unravelled and left Saint Mary’s with a bitterly disappointing 3-3 draw. 

If you haven’t watched Tottenham often, it would have been hard to conceive of what transpired on the south coast.

Unfortunately, it’s a scene Spurs supporters have witnessed far too often. The 3-3 draw could have serious implications in Tottenham’s top-four hopes.

Here’s the player ratings from another baffling Tottenham outcome, which happened to come against the league’s worst home team.


Fraser Forster 8/10

Fraser Forster was untroubled in the first half but made a few crucial saves after the interval.

Massive saves on Sekou Mara and Ainsley Maitland-Miles were the showcase saves in another solid outing. Forster could do nothing about any of Southampton’s goals and deserved much better.

Clement Lenglet 4.5/10

Clement Lenglet had a goal-saving block in the opening minutes, ensuring Tottenham didn’t start on the back foot. He coughed up possession a couple of times but played decent otherwise. Lenglet had six tackle, three clearances, and a clearance.

Cristian Romero 4.5/10

Christian Romero had a few key interceptions in the first half but was left wanting on Che Adams’ back-post equalize.

Romero wasn’t tight enough due to the high line Spurs attempted. While he wasn’t solely culpable for any Southampton goal,  he didn’t do enough elevate his rearguard’s overall performance.

Eric Dier 4/10

Eric Dier was at least partly at fault for Southampton’s first goal. Spurs’ backline played a high line and Southampton took full advantage. At times, Dier is way too stationary, especially when the ball is played beyond him and his defensive colleagues. Allowing three goals to a team that had only scored eight home goals previously is unacceptable.