It’s a testament to Spurs that we had so many of our squad members featuring at this year’s Euro 2016. And while Wales just bowed out against Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal, Ben Davies among the other Tottenham players showed that they will be ready to make a mark in the upcoming season.
There were a total of 11 Spurs players sent to the Euros this summer according to The Standard. The Premier League featured the most players with 105 heading to the tournament.
So without further ado, let’s run through the Tottenham players that featured at the Euros and document how well they did in the tournament:
Eric Dier – Arguably England’s best player until being removed at half time against Iceland, Dier showed a cool head under pressure. He made an instant impact at the tournament when he rifled in a free kick in the opening game against Russia, and has all the makings of an England captain of the future. 8/10
Danny Rose – Made the left back spot his own during the tournament. And although he’ll have tough competition when Luke Shaw is fit again, he certainly performed very well both defensively and in the attacking third in France. 7/10
Harry Kane – Not everything is going bad for Kane. Reports from Hotspur HQ suggest he’s about to sign a new long-term deal at White Hart Lane, but he’ll want to forget about the Euros pretty quickly. After failing to score, and Hodgson uncertain of whether to play him or Vardy in attack, it was hard for Kane to build up any steam in France. 5/10
Dele Alli – It was the ideal platform for the talented Alli to showcase his skills, but in reality it looked like a hard season had taken its toll on him. A good rest should ensure he comes back for preseason refreshed and ready to rekindle his partnership with Kane. 5/10
Kyle Walker – Like teammate Rose, Walker gave a good account for himself this summer . His pace was a huge asset to the national side but his inability to deliver crosses first time sometimes cancelled out his dynamic play. With the right back spot up for grabs, Walker will look to cement his place as the first choice in the position in the coming season. 6/10
Hugo Lloris – The keeper is an exceptional talent, who has had a great tournament for the French. Their game against Germany will likely depend on how well the French can contain the likes of Julian Draxler and Thomas Muller on the German flanks. But ultimately the buck will stop with Lloris. As the national team’s captain, Lloris has reinstated how important a player he is at both club and international level amid reports Real Madrid are interested in him. As of this moment, Betfair rank France as second favourites to win the Euros.
Jan Vertonghen – The big centre half missed the knockout game against Wales and the Belgians paid for it, as Hal Robson Kanu Cruyff-turned his way past Thomas Meunier to put the Welsh ahead. 6/10
Toby Alderweireld – Mana ged to get himself on the score sheet in the tournament but was powerless in stopping the Welsh eliminate Belgium. Will be ready for a rest after a season that’s seen him play nearly every minute for both club and country. 7/10
Moussa Dembele – Such a creative genius on the ball, and he showed real glimpses at the Euros that he belongs at the highest level. Didn’t play in the game against the Welsh, and they missed his flair – instead going for brawn in the centre of the park with Alex Witsel and Radja Nainggolan. 6/10
Ben Davies – A wonderful tournament from Davies, and if he can continue that form into next season, Rose will have stiff competition for the left back position. His resilience typified the Welsh spirit throughout the competition. 9/10
Kevin Wimmer – The Austrian defender will be quick to forget France. Not only did his nation put up a woeful display, he only featured for 3-minutes against Portugal. They finished bottom of their group, and rightly so.