Tottenham player ratings v Monaco: England international flops
By Editor Wayne Veysey
Football Insider rates the Tottenham players in their 2-1 defeat against Monaco in France on Tuesday night as they crashed out of the Champions League.
Hugo Lloris 9 – Perhaps the only Spurs player who has delivered the goods in the Champions League this season and, back in his homeland, produced a phenomenal display. Saved Falcao’s early penalty and produced a truly sensational save after 68 minutes.
Kieran Trippier 4 – Enhanced Kyle Walker’s reputation with an error-strewn display. Got badly caught out of position for Monaco’s second goal.
Eric Dier 3 – Gifted Monaco an early penalty with a woefully timed tackle on Fabinho and looked ill at ease in the centre of defence without Jan Vertonghen or Toby Alderweireld to calm his nerves. The England international cannot return to midfield quickly enough.
Kevin Wimmer 5 – Mixture of the good, the bad and the ugly. Made some solid interceptions but jittery in possession and struggled to deal with the speed of the Monaco attacks. Was not helped by Rose frequently going AWOL.
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Danny Rose 4 – Attacked with gusto but a lack of attentiveness to his defensive duties made a mockery of claims that he is one of Europe’s finest left-backs.
Victor Wanyama 6 – Solid and resolute in his anchorman role but was unable to dominate the midfield battle.
Harry Winks 6 – Provided energy, drive and purpose on his first Champions League start. On this evidence, Moussa Sissoko has his work cut out getting back in the side.
Mousa Dembele 5 – Better than some of his colleagues but nowhere near the type of Rolls-Royce performance of which he is capable.
Son Heung-Min 5 – A shadow of the player who won the Premier League player of the month award in September. Got in some excellent positions but fluffed a great one-on-one chance in the first half and his decision making was poor.
Dele Alli 6 – Looked the one Spurs player capable of conjuring something out of nothing and cleverly won the penalty but was unable to get on the ball enough to be a regular threat.
Harry Kane 6 – Kept his nerve to level the scores with his third penalty in three matches but was somewhat fortunate that a mediocre spot-kick was not parried away from danger. Ran hard and game as ever but made little headway against a resolute defence.
Moussa Sissoko (for Winks 74mins) – 5
Vincent Janssen (for Son 64mins) 5
Christian Eriksen (for Dembele 64mins) 5
In other Tottenham news, Lloris has identified the reason for Spurs’ dip in results.