I think the majority of people reading this piece could have kept a clean sheet on the afternoon. Lloris simply wasn’t challenged. He made a save or two, but I can’t remember anything that caused the Frenchman to break a sweat. It was a boring afternoon for Lloris, and everyone at Spurs likes it that way.
In a shocking turn of events, Sissoko actually showed Tottenham fans an excellent first touch after coming out late in the match. He didn’t do anything with the ball afterwards, but at least he managed to hold it up and wait for help. That’s enough to earn him a better rating than usual. Perhaps we should take comfort in small victories.
In a match full of positives for Spurs, Wanyama’s form is a small worry. He looked more than a step behind the action in his brief second half cameo. I’m going to chalk that up to rust at the moment, but it may give Pochettino a bit of pause going forward.
Ok, the rating is a little bit of a joke, but I celebrated Janssen’s goal more than any other. It was great to see him finally score from open play in the Premier League. It wasn’t a world-class finish, but he was in a dangerous area at the right time. Credit Janssen for his perseverance if nothing else.