Antonio Conte got off to winning ways as Tottenham manager with a 3-2 win over Vitesse in the Europa Conference League.
Spurs raced into a 3-0 lead but conceded twice before half-time. Cristian Romero was sent off on the hour mark, however, Conte’s men held on to the lead to climb up to second in Group G.
However, some Spurs players, statistically, struggled in Conte’s first game, as The Transfer Tavern looks into the three worst-rated outfield starters out of the seven who played 75 minutes or more by specialists SofaScore…
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Eric Dier – 6.7/10
First up is centre-back Dier, who failed to make a tackle all evening and lost 60% of his duels.
He also gave the ball away on 10 occasions and lost his man for Vitesse’s first goal from a corner.
Dier made just one interception as well – to put that into perspective even Romero managed to make more despite being sent off on the hour mark.
Sergio Reguilon – 6.7/10
Next up is Reguilon, who played at left-wing back in a 3-4-3 system. The Spaniard gave possession away on a whopping 19 occasions in his 60 touches (32 per cent), with Emerson Royal putting in a better display on the opposite side.
He also failed to complete a cross – hardly ideal for a wing-back – or block a shot but did make three tackles, finishing with a fairly low pass accuracy of 71%.
Ben Davies – 6.8/10
Davies played in a back three alongside Dier and Romero and also struggled, failing to make a tackle, interception or block a shot all evening.
He lost possession on nine occasions, failed to complete an accurate long ball and lost his only ground duel.
The Wales international has been tipped for a departure under Conte, and the manager’s debut did nothing to quell those shouts.
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