Tottenham 3-2 Vitesse: Player rating


Tottenham secured a 3-2 victory in the new manager Antonio Conte’s first match after surviving a major scare against Vitesse Arnhem in the Europa Conference League.

Spurs ran into a 3-0 lead early in the game through Son Heung-min, Lucas Moura and an own goal, but Vitesse pulled back two goals before half-time, with Cristian Romero’s red card early in the second half briefly threatening to do so. a night to forget.

It took Son just 14 minutes to score the first goal for the Conte era, by shooting the ball into the far corner after a melee in the minimum after a Lucas shot was saved.

It got even better for the new Spurs boss a few minutes later when Lucas was put through on goal by Harry Kane and calmly traded his chance. Kane was involved again when it was 3-0 in less than 30 minutes, even though the last touch belonged to Vitesses Rasmussen.

After meeting the players and seeing the training earlier this week, Conte was given permission to officially take responsibility on Thursday morning. His time working with the players was therefore limited and while he changed the system to his proven 3-4-3, the starting eleven was almost exactly the same as the one that lost 3-0 against Manchester United this weekend.

The Italian saw the best and worst of his new team. He has incredibly talented attacking players to work with, as proof of the early 3-0 lead. But he will have to shake things up defensively because Vitesse could so easily get back into the game.

After Rasmussen had withdrawn one to make up for his own goal, Matus Bero got another for the guests before the first half was over. Spurs simply did not work hard enough out of possession, something Conte will not stand for, and Vitesse looked to be able to score again.

Romero’s dismissal for a second yellow card just before the hour line increased the pressure on Spurs when Vitesse looked to get their maneuvering count. But they survived the press and the numbers were evened out later when Danilho Doekhi got his own red card.

Vitesse actually ended the match with nine players when goalkeeper Markus Schubert was sent off for handling the ball outside his penalty area, giving Spurs a chance to watch the match.

Cristian Romero held 58 minutes before his red card / Julian Finney / GettyImages

Hugo Lloris (GK) – 6/10 – Had to make saves at 3-2 to stop Vitesse equalizing early in the second half.

Eric Dier (CB) – 5/10 – Not strong enough in the air when Vitesse withdrew the first. Will have to fight for his place.

Cristian Romero (CB) – 4/10 – Can be good under Conte but needs to refine his game. Deported for under an hour with two ruthless yellow cards.

Ben Davies (CB) – 5/10 – Seemed as both center back and left back at different stages of the match.

Emerson Royal can become a classic Conte wingback / Julian Finney / GettyImages

Emerson Royal (RWB) – 6/10 – No problems getting ahead and gave a good outlet to ease the pressure in the second half.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (CM) – 5/10 – Good on the ball but needed to be sharper defensively when he did not have ball possession.

Oliver Skipp (CM) – 5/10 – Can play better than he did here.

Sergio Reguilon (LWB) – 6/10 – Had to be customizable because the formation changed more than once after the red card.

Son Heung-min scored the first goal for the Conte era / Sebastian Frej / MB Media / GettyImages

Lucas Moura (RW) – 6/10 – Calm and calm finish when he went through on goal to 2-0. Sharp to begin with.

Harry Kane (ST) – 6/10 – Involved in the second and third Spurs goal but ended up incredibly isolated when his team was down to 10 players.

Son Heung-min (LW) – 6/10 – Scored the first goal for the Conte era at an early stage and hit the post not long afterwards. Bleached from the game.

Davinson Sanchez (CB) – 6/10 – Thrown in to add another body at the back. Got a cut off head just moments after I got on.

Tanguy Ndombele (CM) – 5/10 – Minimal impact.

Harry Winks (CM) – 6/10 – It looked like he was aware of his need to impress the new boss and played with a promising sense of urgency.

Giovani Lo Celso (CM) – 5/10 – Redeemed a late chance to make 4-2.

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