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S 56.8%
P 56.4%
U 49%
R 49.4%
S 52.8%
= 52.88%


 P  W  D  L  F-A  GD  Pts
 5   3  0  2 12-7   5    9

Position:- 
7th
Ryan Mason

Team Selection 6.06
Tactics 5.72
Substitutions 5.58
Overall 5.78

April 2021 figures
Last Year's figures
June/July 2020

Scraping into Europe - again

Remember this time last year? Except, of course, it wasn't this time last year. The equivalent period of last season was June and July when we played 9 post-lockdown games under Jose Mourinho, falling as low as 8th or 9th in the league, struggling to win any place in Europe. Then, because Arsenal would win the FA cup, we needed to finish sixth to ensure a Europa League place. We just about managed that, beating Wolves on goal difference only.

This year, with Ryan Mason taking over the helm for our last 7 games, 5 of which were in this month of May, we finished with three more points and again scraped into Europe, one point above Arsenal who do not have European football for the first time in 25 years. This time we have to settle for the new third tier European Conference League. Had Villarreal not beaten Manchester United last night in that exciting 22-penalty shoot-out, they too would be facing European Conference League football. Instead, they go into Pot 1 in next season's Champions League. Spurs loanee Juan Foyth was a member of that winning team by the way.

All this is a far cry from our Champions League appearance in the unsuccessful June 2019 Final at the Estadio Metropolitano, Madrid. Now there is even talk of Mauricio Pochettino coming back, even though he has only been with PSG since January. Would he? Could he? We'll have to wait and see.

We started this month by bouncing back from a disappointing Carabao Cup Final with a 4-0 win over bottom club Sheffield United, largely thanks to a fine hat-trick from Gareth Bale, who finished the month and the season with a flourish with two late goals against Leicester to secure seventh place. Harry Kane also scored in that game, and with a penalty against Wolves finished with 23 Premier League goals and the third Premier League Golden Boot of his career. Harry can add that to the individual award he won in the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Those Golden Boots are individual awards of course, and we must wait and see if Harry seeks a team award elsewhere. In another symptom of Spurs' current decline, Harry is the only one of our Englishmen to make Gareth Southgate's provisional Euros squad for the tournament put back from last year.

Harry Kane is also our player of the season, but despite that, and despite Bale's five goals this month, captain Hugo Lloris was our player of the month with five consistent displays and a clear man of the match performance in our defeat at Leeds, where the score would have been worse without Hugo's exploits.

Hugo was one of 7 players who started all five games this month, along with Reguilon, Alderweireld, Hojbjerg, Son, Kane, and Dele Alli, who clearly had the favour of our interim coach. Gareth Bale also played in every game, with two appearances off the bench, one of which was the Leicester game. Steven Bergwijn left it till the defeat against Villa to score his one club goal of the season. Players generally absent included Aurier, Sanchez, Sissoko, Ndombele, Lucas Moura and Vinicius. Carlos has generally been peripheral all season, through no fault of his own, truth be told.

Still to come on Spurs Odyssey is next week's review of the season, but the accumulated grades below already tell the story of players' performaances.

Review the 2020-21 Premier League season here

Don't forget to check out the players' current figures re. appearances, cards, goals scored and accumulated ratings to date at the bottom of this page.

...if you want to read reports of the matches played during this season, then links are on the Spurs Odyssey Fixtures/Reports page here. By working your way back through the previous month's figures, you can review performances over the last 20 years!

Key:
S Skill levels
P Pluck (ie effort)
U Unforced errors*
R Resolve (defensive ability)
S Score ratio (goals to shots)
= Overall mark Total Percentage
Percentages given for each category.

* less errors equals a higher mark

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Player Played Sub Used Sub Not Used Booked Sent Off Goals Grades
 1. Hugo LLORIS 48 - 5 - - - 6.25
 2. Matt DOHERTY 25 4 16 5 1 - 5.43
 3. Sergio REGUILON 32 4 9 7 - - 5.95
 4. Toby ALDERWEIRELD 35 - 17 3 - 1 6.27
 5. Pierre-Emile HOJBJERG 46 7 - 12 - 2 6.31
 6. Davinson SANCHEZ 31 1 15 3 - 2 5.41
 7. Heung-Min SON 44 7 3 - - 22 6.13
 8. Harry WINKS 22 8 17 7 - 2 5.23
 9. Gareth BALE 19 14 10 - - 16 5.92
10. Harry KANE 43 6 3 2 - 33 6.71
11. Erik LAMELA 13 22 7 6 1 4 5.92
12. Joe HART 10 - 48 - - - 6.0
13. - - - - - - -
14. Joe RODON 9 5 10 - - - 6.05
15. Eric DIER 38 1 12 4 - - 5.78
16. - - - - - - -
17. Moussa SISSOKO 25 16 11 4 - 1 5.54
18. Giovani LO CELSO 18 10 2 5 - 5 5.99
19. Ryan SESSEGNON - - 1 - - - -
20. Dele ALLI 16 12 11 3 - 3 5.79
21. Juan FOYTH - - - - - - -
22. Paulo GAZZANIGA - - 2 - - - -
23. Steven BERGWIJN 20 14 8 3 - 1 5.48
24. Serge AURIER 26 1 10 1 - 2 5.69
25. Japhet TANGANGA 11 2 14 3 - - 5.86
26. - - - - - -  
27. Lucas MOURA 28 22 7 2 - 9 5.85
28. Tanguy NDOMBELE 35 8 4 - 6 6.02
29. - - - - - - -
30. Gedson FERNANDES 2 - 3 - - - 5.85
31. - - - - - -  
32. - - - - - -  
33. Ben DAVIES 31 7 10 2 - 1 5.79
34. - - - - - -  
37. - - - - - - -
38. Cameron CARTER-VICKERS - - 1 - - - -
40. Brandon AUSTIN - - 4 - - - -
41. Alfie WHITEMAN - 1 4 - - - 6.2
44. Jamie BOWDEN - - 1 - - - -
45. Carlos VINICIUS 10 12 17 2 - 10 5.67
47. Jack CLARKE - 3 4 - - - 6.13
48. Harvey WHITE 1 1 5 - - - 6.45
49. Dennis CIRKIN - - 2 - - - -
53. Dane SCARLETT - 3 7 - - - 6.13
54. Alfie DEVINE - 1 2 - - 1 7
55. Marcel LAVINIER - 1 2 - - 1 5.9
56. Dilan MARKANDAY - - 1 - - 1 -
57. Nile JOHN - 1 1 - - 1 5.8
Own Goals - - - - - 3 -
TOTAL MATCHES PLAYED Goals Scored Goals Against          
58 124 67        

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