Tottenham Hotspur player ratings vs Everton

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino, Eric Dier, Danny Rose and their players look dejected after defeat

Spurs kicked off their campaign with a trip to Everton on Saturday. How did their players start the season against Koeman's new side?

General View of White Hart LaneA General View of White Hart Lane

The Premier League has finally exploded into life again and there has already been a huge shock with Leicester losing to Hull City. Tottenham opened their campaign with a trip to Everton. With a hard fought 1-1 draw, how did Spurs' players do in the game? 

Hugo Lloris 5

People may point the finger at Lloris for the first goal, however, the Frenchman was left exposed and was forced to stand his ground just in case any player got a telling touch on the free-kick. Made a good save just before an injury cut short his afternoon and he was replaced by Vorm.

Kyle Walker 6

A solid start after a good summer, Walker supplied the assist for the goal and played well going forward but was targeted by Everton as they know he makes a habit of shirking his defensive duties.

Tottenham's Toby Alderweireld reacts

                                                                                          Tottenham's Toby Alderweireld reacts

Toby Alderweireld 5

Deulofeu caused him a lot of problems early on. Usually so solid on and off the ball, the Belgian struggled with the pace of Everton’s front line. Things will only get better for such a good defender.

Jan Vertonghen 5

Had a lot of problems dealing with Deulofeu in the first half and would have been breathing a sigh of relief that they had only conceded once. Looked strong in the air and classy as ever on the ball, however, defensively, it was not the best start for the Belgian.

Danny Rose 5

Played a suicidal ball back to Vorm which Deulofeu was unable to capitalise on, but was fairly good otherwise. Always a question mark over his defending and preference to attack but was given little trouble once his side had equalised.

Eric Dier  5

Didn't track with the same intent as last season and looked tired. However, he did do well when forced to drop into his own box and act as an auxiliary centre-back. Was taken off for Janssen as Tottenham chased more goals.

Juventus' Pol Lirola in action with Tottenham's Victor Wanyama

                                                              Juventus' Pol Lirola in action with Tottenham's Victor Wanyama

Victor Wanyama 6

Fouled multiple times early on and gave away the free-kick that lead to Everton’s goal, before again fouling which led to a good save by Lloris from the resulting free-kick. Gave Tottenham a physical presence in midfield, however, he will find it difficult to keep his place out of the reach of Mousa Dembele.

Erik Lamela 7

Really well taken header to equalise. Gave Spurs good width and attacked well. Lamela was far better in the second half of last season and he will be hoping this continues this term. Had a deflected effort save at the death which could have give Tottenham a valuable win.

Tottenham's Christian Eriksen applauds fans after the game

                                                                       Tottenham's Christian Eriksen applauds fans after the game

Christian Eriksen 7

Neat and tidy as usual. After the equaliser he really grew into the game with his passing, vision and intelligence vital to Spurs’ midfield. Tottenham will be hoping he can turn good performances into more goals and assists this season. He also had a good free-kick that brushed the roof of the net.

Dele Alli 5

Went missing a little today and struggled to really impose himself on the game. Looks like he is still feeling last season and the disappointment of the Euro’s. He must do better in the weeks to come.

Harry Kane 6

Linked up well with Janssen up-front, but had a relatively quiet day. Played a superb through-ball for Lamela in the closing stages which should have earned him an assist for the day. He was anonymous in the first-half, but the introduction of Janssen in second-half gave him a partner and helped to relieve the pressure of taking on Everton's three centre-backs.

Substitutes.

Michel Vorm 7

Made a smart save from Deulofeu after coming on for the injured Lloris. Did nothing wrong and may be rewarded with a few games in the starting side, however, a goalkeeper as good as Vorm is wasted sitting on the bench every week.

Tottenham's Vincent Janssen in action

                                                                                          Tottenham's Vincent Janssen in action

Vincent Janssen 6

Came on for Dier seeking goals in the second half. Janssen looke ood on debut and forced a superb close range save from Stekelenburg when he should really have opened his Premier League account. Linked up well with Kane and will be hoping that this is the start of a fruitful relationship for the two.

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