Tottenham Hotspur player ratings vs PSV Eindhoven
Tottenham Hotspur were held to a 2-2 draw by Eredivisie champions PSV Eindhoven in their matchday three clash of the Champions League at the Philips Stadion.
Hirving Lozano took advantage of some sloppy defending by Toby Alderweireld and put the visitors ahead at the 29th-minute mark before the visitors equalised through Lucas Moura six minutes before half time.
Harry Kane gave Spurs the lead early in the second half, firing a powerful header past the goalkeeper off Christian Eriksen’s pinpoint cross. The Lilywhites dominated the game in terms of possession but failed to get the third goal.
Christian Eriksen’s lapse of concentration set Hirving Lozano free, forcing goalkeeper Hugo Lloris to come out of his line and the Frenchman took him out with the rash challenge outside the box. Spurs were reduced to ten men with eleven minutes to go after Lloris received the marching orders.
It looked like Spurs were heading for all three points but the home side took advantage of the numerical advantage, Luuk de Jong netting a late equaliser to ensure both teams bagged a point apiece.
The draw leaves Mauricio Pochettino’s men in a precarious situation, having lost their previous two ties against Inter Milan and Barcelona.
Tottenham player ratings
Hugo Lloris (5/10)
Did not have much to do but looked quite comfortable between the sticks until that red card incident; could have stood his ground instead of charging out as there were two defenders closing Lozano down.
Kieran Trippier (7/10)
Looked very solid at the back and contributed a lot to the attack with his precise crosses and set-pieces; combined beautifully with Eriksen to set up Lucas Moura for the opener.
Toby Alderweireld (5.5/10)
Lozano foxed him with his pace and awareness for the first goal and the Belgian didn’t look very comfortable after that.
Davinson Sanchez (5.5/10)
The Colombian imposed himself with his physicality but looked off the pace against Lozano; partly to blame for the first goal as he played a bizarre pass to Alderweireld.
Ben Davies (6/10)
Failed to cope with the threat of Lozano but looked much more comfortable in the other half where he linked up the play with short passes and crosses into the box.
Mousa Dembele (6.5/10)
The Belgian was booked for a foul on Lozano but had a significant impact on the game; won back possession in midfield, drove forward with purpose and used his vision to link up the play.
Eric Dier (6.5/10)
Just like Dembele, the Englishman did a good job winning back possession in the midfield and kept the ball moving with his neat passing.
Lucas Moura (7/10)
The Brazilian had a good day at the office. Showed some elegant touches and used his pace and dribbling abilities to good effect down the right; combined effectively in the final third and scored the equaliser with a tidy finish.
Heung-Min Son (7/10)
Worked tirelessly as usual and used his skills to cut inside from the left; tested the goalkeeper with powerful and accurate shots on goal, always a lively presence in the final third.
Christian Eriksen (7.5/10)
The Danish playmaker played a part in the build-up to the equaliser and set up Harry Kane for the second with a delightful cross; lost his focus and squandered possession in a crucial area that led to the red card incident.
Harry Kane (7.5/10)
Hit the post with a thunderous header in the first half off Trippier’s corner and scored the equaliser in the second half; dropped deeper at times to contribute to the build-up play but could have done better with his finishing towards the end of the game.
Michel Vorm (6/10)
Came off the bench to replace Lloris and produced a sharp save from a well-placed free-kick.
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Erik Lamela (6/10)
Came on for Lucas Moura and looked threatening in the final third with his pace and guile.
Harry Winks (6/10)
Replaced Dembele in the latter part of the second half; looked comfortable in possession and kept things tight in the midfield.