Alasdair Gold has been left criticising the display of Matt Doherty, grading him the worst Tottenham Hotspur player on the night as the Lilywhites cruised to victory in the UEFA Europa Conference League.
The Lowdown: Much-needed win
It was a much-needed win for Spurs and Nuno Espirito Santo after the very disappointing 3-1 loss away at Arsenal in the North London derby on Sunday afternoon.
Should Tottenham start Doherty?
They dispatched of NS Mura comfortably in the end, with Harry Kane bagging himself a hat-trick after coming on from the bench.
The Latest: Gold not impressed by Doherty
While there were some decent performances among the Lilywhites, Doherty came under some criticism from Gold.
Writing in his latest piece for football.london, the journalist claimed that the former Wolves man ‘struggled’ with his attacking endeavours down the flank and also with his passing at times, giving him a mere 5/10 overall rating, the lowest out of any THFC player.
The Verdict: Disappointing
Doherty has not really kicked on since signing from the Midlands, and the game gave him the perfect chance against lesser opposition to stake his claim in the first team.
The right-back lost out on four of his duels, and only managed to make one out of three accurate crosses in the match, while he also lost possession of the ball on no fewer than on 11 separate occasions, the fourth-most out of any of his teammates (Sofascore), worrying signs considering the level of opposition.
He needs to do much better if he is going to stand any chance of displacing Emerson Royal or Japhet Tanganga in Nuno’s preferred starting eleven.
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