Harry Kane at least avoided injury with England’s World Cup in mind, but this was a forgettable Spurs showing.
Nick Purewal was at the City Ground to rate the Spurs players:
Fraser Forster 8
Kept Spurs in the contest in the first-half with a string of fine saves.
Matt Doherty 4
Endured a wretched night with his error leading directly to Forest’s first goal.
Davinson Sanchez 5
Failed to impose himself in a defensive line devoid of leadership or direction.
Eric Dier 4
Looked off the pace, tentative and was caught upfield for Forest’s second goal.
Clement Lenglet 4
Part of a miserable defensive showing from Spurs.
Ryan Sessegnon 5
Always an outlet with his pace but failed to make that count.
Oliver Skipp 4
Not nearly busy enough, especially in terms of movement off the ball.
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg 5
Spurs’ midfield was way too flat and square, with Hojbjerg as culpable as anyone else.
Yves Bissouma 7
The pick of a poor bunch, probing on the ball, pressing off it.
Ivan Perisic 5
A very quiet night from an experienced stager who surely knows better
Harry Kane (capt) 5
Had his eyes quite clearly on the World Cup. Perhaps the only man who could be excused given his usual quality.
Rodrigo Bentancur (Hojbjerg 45) 6
Tried to inject energy and inspiration but could not spark Spurs.
Richarlison (Kane 59) 5
Looked rusty as he steps up return after injury.
Bryan Gil (Skipp 59) 5
Sent in to add pace and dynamism but failed to drag Spurs back into proceedings.
Dejan Kulusevski (Perisic 59) 5
Another to struggle to hit the pace of the night as Forest dominated.
Djed Spence (Doherty 65) 6
Kept himself busy and did enough to raise the genuine question of why he did not start.
Subs not used: Lloris, Emerson Royal, Japhet Tanganga, Pape Sarr.