Tottenham Hotspur were dealt a sickening blow even though their recent unbeaten run continued with a draw to local rivals West Ham United in the Premier League.
Heung-min Son opened the scoring in the first minute before Harry Kane quickly netted a brace in an emphatic first-half. It’s been their world and we’re just living in it lately.
Although, the visitors clawed their way back with three goals in the final eight minutes to condemn Jose Mourinho to just a point.
Kane will rightfully take the plaudits for Spurs but an absolute scorcher from Manuel Lanzini with effectively the last kick of the game puts an awfully sour note on things.
Not everyone in a white shirt was at the races like the Englishman though, none more so than rarely-seen winger Steven Bergwijn, who failed to make the most of his rare opportunity to start.
Having missed the Manchester United mauling, it was the Dutchman’s first start in the league this season and he won’t have impressed Jose Mourinho one bit with his largely anonymous and lightweight showing.
The 23-year-old was hauled off just after the 70th-minute mark to make way for the Welsh superstar’s second Spurs debut, but it was hardly a surprise.
He was graded as one of the team’s worst players by SofaScore with a dismal 6.3 rating. He failed to register a single key pass, cross or shot on target whilst Bergwijn also lost possession ten times and won just 44% of his duels both aerially and on the ground.
Given he was up against Arthur Masuaku, who recorded an even worse rating (5.9), it was certainly a dreadful performance all round.
Valued at a whopping €70m (£63.5m) by CIES Football Observatory, Bergwijn simply cannot afford displays like this with not just Bale breathing down his neck, but Lucas Moura too.
He let Mourinho down badly after the Special One trusted him to start the game over the aforementioned duo and it could be quite a while before he’s given another start in the top-flight going by that shocker.
AND in other news, “FREAK of a talent” must reinvent himself or become Jose’s next De Bruyne…