Tottenham Hotspur travelled to Serbia to take on Red Star Belgrade at the Crvena Zvezda Stadium earlier tonight hoping to pick a win and take one step closer towards qualification from their UEFA Champions League group. Spurs made a dominant start to the game and took the lead in the 34th minute via Giovani Lo Celso’s goal. The visitors went into the half-time break one goal to the good.
The second half was more of the same with the North London giants pushing on in search of more goals. Heung-min Son doubled his team’s advantage in the 57th minute and scored again just four minutes later to put some daylight between the two clubs. Christian Eriksen came off the bench to score in the dying embers of the contest as the match finished with a final scoreline of 4-0 in favour of Mauricio Pochettino’s men.
Let’s take a look at how each Spurs player performed during the contest against Red Star Belgrade.
GK: Paulo Gazzaniga – 7/10
The Argentine keeper made himself big and pulled off a world-class save in the first half. He was excellent with his distribution as well and has a clean sheet to show for his efforts.
RB: Juan Foyth – 6.5/10
He started a bit slow but gradually grew into the game. Foyth was defensively solid and did well to cover as a makeshift right-back.
CB: Davinson Sánchez – 6/10
The South American defensive ace was guilty of making a poor error of judgement, but fortunately for him, his mistake went unpunished. Otherwise, he was a commanding presence inside his own half and put in a dominant display at the back.
CB: Eric Dier – 7/10
The English talent brought some calmness to the Tottenham backline and did well to secure a shut-out tonight.
LB: Danny Rose – 7/10
The English full-back could have taken care of the ball a bit better, but he still managed to make some driving runs down the left flank. He set-up Son with an excellent pass just after the hour mark, which was more than enough to settle the contest.
CM: Moussa Sissoko – 7/10
As usual, he worked his socks off and was not afraid to get stuck in with a few tackles to win the ball back for his side.
CM: Tanguy NDombele – 8.5/10
The Spurs new boy ran the show in midfield as he created a few clear-cut goal-scoring opportunities for his teammates. He was a powerful presence and helped Spurs dominate possession at the centre of the park. It was arguably his best performance in a Tottenham shirt.
RM: Giovani Lo Celso – 8/10
The Argentine rising star opened the goal-scoring with a clinical strike and never looked back. He orchestrated some excellent openings for others around him and showed why Pochettino decided to bring him to North London on loan earlier this year.
CAM: Dele Alli – 6/10
The English playmaker failed to keep his good form going as he was largely quiet during the game. He did well to set-up Son’s first goal in the second half before being replaced by Eriksen.
LM: Heung-Min Son – 9/10
The South Korean international was a constant menace for the Red Star defenders. He scored a brace but could have netted a few more, such was his impact tonight.
ST: Harry Kane – 7/10
The English centre-forward was unlucky not to have scored during the game. He had a few narrow misses and even hit the post. However, his overall game was once again quite impressive.
CM: Christian Eriksen – 7/10
The Dane came on to score with a deflected attempt. Hopefully, tonight’s eye-catching cameo will give him some confidence back.
LM: Ryan Sessegnon – 6.5/10
The former Fulham youngster came on for the final 15 minutes and bagged an assist for his troubles when he set-up Eriksen for Tottenham’s fourth goal of the night.
CM: Oliver Skipp – N/A
He did not have enough time to make an impact.
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