Tottenham player ratings v West Ham: Lloris and Eriksen can hold their heads up

Hugo Lloris Euro 2012 Penalty

Player ratings for Tottenham Hotspur as they lost 2-0 at West Ham United.

Tottenham Hotspur fell to a 2-0 defeat at the hands of West Ham United, as the Hammers cashed in on an early red card shown to defender Younes Kaboul.

It was a frustrating day at the office for Tim Sherwood’s men as they fought to improve their position in the race for Europa League football next season.

Here are our player ratings for Tottenham.

Hugo Lloris 6

The Frenchman was Tottenham’s standout player and were it not for him, the score line would have definitely been worse.

Kyle Naughton 5

Showed flashes of real pace but looked lost when the pressure on the back four was increased. Unsure over whether to stay wide or move into the middle.

Danny Rose 5

As above. Struggled in the face of some aggressive football from West Ham. Disappointing as he’d been in good recent form.

Michael Dawson 5

Also struggled with the physical nature of West Ham’s game. Did a decent job keeping everyone level header when the Hammers went in front.

Younes Kaboul 4

Sent off for a challenge on Stewart Downing who was through on goal. Left his side at a big disadvantage for just over an hour.

Aaron Lennon 5

He’s had better games. Hit the space well when Spurs could counter attack but couldn’t offer the full-back the extra protection he needed.

Paulinho 5

Non-existent at times but when he did get on the ball, he looked a decent player. Not much more to say.

Gylfi Sigurdsson 5

Looked unsure over himself and the sort of role he was meant to be playing. Got stuck in but he’s not the man who will drive the midfield forward.

Christian Eriksen 6

Looked good when he had the ball in pockets of space but was hampered by a lack of movement from teammates and the fact he had to mute himself through the sending off.

Harry Kane 4

Sacrificed following the red card. Worked hard early on and nearly had a fluke goal when he closed down Adrian.

Emmanuel Adebayor 5

Didn’t offer much in terms of movement as West Ham had more of the ball. Disappointing as he’s one of the more experienced players in the team. His reaction in the wall for the second goal said it all.

Subs:

Vlad Chiriches 5

Showed good pace and covered well at times when the back four was under pressure.

Sandro 5

Tried to get stuck in and add a presence in midfield.

Roberto Soldado 5

Worked the frontline well, but his finishing was poor when he did have space to get away a shot from a half chance.

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