It was a frustrating debut for Calum Chambers as he was unable to stop Middlesbrough from succumbing to a 2-1 home defeat against Tottenham in one of Saturday’s 3pm kick-off’s.

He started on the right-side of central defence alongside Ben Gibson, and would’ve been frustrated that he couldn’t do better to deny Son Heung-min’s early opener.

After the South Korean weaved his way into the area, Chambers himself was among a few Boro players who were beaten too easily and caught flat-footed as he himself tried to shift the forward away from goal.

Chambers (no.25) would've been frustrated that he couldn't get tighter to, and eventually dispossess Son Heung-Min before the forward took his chance.
Chambers (no.25) would’ve been frustrated that he couldn’t get tighter to, and eventually dispossess Son Heung-Min before the forward took his chance inside the area.

Heung-min doubled the lead in fabulous fashion later on in the first-half with a piece of individual brilliance but collectively the Boro backline were sloppy and caught ball-watching, which was ultimately punished.

Ben Gibson’s downward header into the bottom corner helped lift the supporters as Middlesbrough went in search of an all-important equaliser, which unfortunately didn’t arrive for them in time to snatch a point at the Riverside.

Chambers will be hoping for better defensive displays to come, but in spite of the result, his individual performance wasn’t a bad one by any means.┬áHe made four tackles, five interceptions and eight clearances throughout as the 21-year-old was afforded the full 90 minutes. However, he’ll be eagerly anticipating more senior action in the coming weeks after making his debut this weekend.

Chambers (left) would've been disappointed by the result but did his reputation no harm with a decent showing in spite of a slow start defensively. | Photo: Dan Mullan / Getty Images
Chambers (left) would’ve been disappointed by the result but did his reputation no harm with a decent showing in spite of a slow start defensively. | Photo: Dan Mullan / Getty Images
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