Timo Werner’s second-half penalty left Spurs with a mountain to climb in their Champions League last 16 tie against RB Leipzig after the Bundesliga outfit claimed a 1-0 victory at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Here’s how every Tottenham player rated on the day.
Hugo Lloris, 8 – Couldn’t have given more for his side. Made a number of excellent saves.
Serge Aurier, 4 – A poor performance from the full-back, who was defensively shaky and showed a lack of quality in the final-third – squandering a host of good crossing opportunities.
Toby Alderweireld, 6 – Much better than he was at Aston Villa on Sunday and generally dealt with most that came his way.
Davinson Sanchez, 7 – Got his head or foot on the end of everything.
Ben Davies, 4 – Was typically solid until his clumsy challenge gave Leipzig a penalty.
Harry Winks, 7 – Struggled in the opening quarter, but grew into the game after then and kept Tottenham ticking all evening.
Gedson Fernandes 5, – Handed his first start by Jose Mourinho and looked nervous early on, misplacing a few passes. Worked hard, though, and produces some really good crosses before he was expectedly taken off.
Giovani Lo Celso, 8 – By far Spurs’ best player on the day. Hardly wasted a pass all evening and came within the width of the post of capping his display with a stunning goal.
Steven Bergwijn, 5 – Forced a good save from Peter Gulacsi early on, but that was as good as it got for the Dutchman, who faded in the second period.
Dele Alli, 6 – Showed some really impressive touches and was extremely unfortunate to be hooked. No wonder he looked surprised.
Lucas Moura, 6 – Given a hopeless task against an organised Leipzig defence, but should have converted a late header from close-range.
Tanguy Ndombele, 6 – Gave Spurs some much-needed energy and should be starting every week.
Erik Lamela, 6 – Typically Lamela-like performance. Strong in the tackle and got the crowd up from the moment he was introduced.