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Monaco struck early to leave Wembley with all three points in Tottenham’s Champions League opener. But who impressed and who flopped for the hosts?

Hugo Lloris, 7

Could do nothing about either goal: both were powerful, well-placed finishes. Came off his line effectively a couple of times and got Spurs going quickly from the back in the second half.

Kyle Walker, 7

Continued his good form with a number of quick, powerful attacks down the right. Did very little wrong at the back, and appears to have improved his concentration levels since last season.

Toby Alderweireld, 7

Put the hosts back in with a chance with a thumping header just before half time. A standard, solid performance at the back, too.

Jan Vertonghen, 6

Showed the dangerous Bernardo Silva onto his stronger left foot for the opener, but nothing should be taken away from the goalscorer. That error aside, Vertonghen did fine.

Ben Davies, 5

The Welshman has the near-impossible task of performing to the level of Danny Rose, one of Tottenham’s key attacking threats. Davies simply can’t do the same job, and was sloppy with his distribution at times.

Eric Dier, 5

Looked slugglish and was eventually replaced by Moussa Sissoko. Struggled to shield the back four with the attack minded Dele Alli next to him; improved slightly when Mousa Dembele was introduced at half time.

Dele Alli, 7

Started in a deeper role than usual and struggled to make an impact, but stepped it up after the break when he was pushed forward eventually becoming Spurs’ best player on the night. Stunned the crowd with another trademark nutmeg.

Erik Lamela, 6

Gave the ball away for the opener and held on to the ball for too long more than once. However, Lamela always has his say, providing an assist and very nearly setting up an equaliser before the break.

Christian Eriksen, 5

Wasn’t too bad on the ball, but looked either tired or lazy. Could have tried harder to close down the cross for Monaco’s second goal. A shame after his excellent display at Stoke.

Heung-Min Son, 6

Very nearly put Tottenham ahead early on and generally looked dangerous cutting in from the left. Was perhaps harshly substituted at half time, but picking a player to sacrifice for the sake of the team is always difficult for the manager.

Harry Kane, 4

Just about nothing went right for Kane. Sluggish and hesitant on the ball throughout, the striker missed a great chance to level things up late on.

Substitutes

Mousa Dembele, 6

Showed his usual strength and dribbling ability when introduced but looked a little sloppy at times, which can probably be put down to the fact he hasn’t featured yet this season before tonight.

Vincent Janssen, 6

Janssen is already gaining a reputation for his workrate and willing running, and he was all effort again. Looks a little too similar to Kane in style; perhaps should be used as a replacement rather than a partner.

Moussa Sissoko, N/A

Didn’t spend enough time on the pitch for a rating. Was used as a right winger again and looked relatively dangerous.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Poch said they lacked passion… blimey.. they all just got huge pay increases!!! Lamela wants 120k and they lacked passion.. infront of 85k spurs fans and they lacked passion.. help me work that one out?

  2. Lamela back to his worst he should have been first sub poche got our starting team all wrong should have started dembele or wanyama even sissoko Kane’s spot also up for grabs worst display on season need to bounce back against sunderland #coys

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