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The Spurs fell 3-0 to Manchester City on Saturday night, with José Mourinho’s team completely outscored by the league leaders.
Rodri’s penalty, as well as a double from Ilkay Gundogan, earned Pep Guardiola’s team all three points, as they recorded 16 straight wins in all competitions, while Spurs continued their disappointing recent form.
Hugo Lloris certainly could have done better with the penalty and Gundogan’s first goal, but it was arguably Ben Davies who was Spurs’ worst player on the Etihad field.
According SofaScoreDavies would earn a shocking 5.7 game rating for his display, which was comfortably the worst of any player on the field.
the £ 60,000 a week The Welsh international would only have 51 touches of the ball during the 90 minutes, while his direct opponent Oleksandr Zinchenko would have 128, emphasizing how little the Spurs would have at the Etihad, while also demonstrating Davies’ limitations as an attacker. back.
Is Davies good enough for the Spurs?
While Davies was never expected to offer much creativity against the Citizens, on the few occasions when he did have the ball, he wasted the ball, as none of his seven long passes were accurate, while posting a 79% passing accuracy. which was the worst of any Spurs defense.
Perhaps most disappointingly, the former Swansea man was dribbled five times. On average this season he has been dribbled more than 0.8 times per game, which emphasizes how poor he was against Manchester City, while also showing how good Raheem Sterling was, as he completed four of five dribbles and earned an impressive rating of 7.7 games. and regularly beat the defender when he alternated wings with Phil Foden.
The 27-year-old summed up his terrible display by being booked late by stopping a City counterattack with a tackle that was more suited to a rugby game.
Davies was also disappointing when it came to winning matches, as he would only win three of nine of his ground matches during the game, resulting in a less than impressive 33% success rate. Zinchenko, meanwhile, would win eight of 14.
It is therefore fair to suggest that Davies’ performance against City highlights that he can no longer cut him off on this side of Spurs, as while his attacking play has always been limited, City wingers constantly exploited his poor defense. and lack of rhythm.
And, in other news … It is possible that the Spurs already have his replacement Sergio Reguilón