Premier League giants Tottenham Hotspur crashed out of this season’s edition of the UEFA Champions League, after suffering a 3-0 defeat at the hands of German outfit RB Leipzig. The Bundesliga side finished the night with a 4-0 aggregate scoreline, having already picked up a lone away goal in the fixture in North London last month. The English club had no shortage of possession in the tie, but the lack of a recognised goalscorer in their ranks was quite apparent to see.

Tottenham Hotspur Players Rated In Defeat Vs RB Leipzig

Hugo Lloris – 4

The Frenchman should definitely have got a stronger hand to both the Sabitzer goals on the night. Made some good saves as the home side peppered the Spurs goal in the first half of the tie.

Japhet Tanganga – 6

Looked rocked during various points in the fixture, and was never really comfortable dealing with the pace and directness of Timo Werner. Perhaps fortunate to finish the game on the pitch.

LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 19: Hugo Lloris of Tottenham Hotspur reacts to conceding his sides first goal to Timo Werner of RB Leipzig during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg match between Tottenham Hotspur and RB Leipzig at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on February 19, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Eric Dier – 6.5

The Englishman was undoubtedly one of Spurs’ better players, as his exploits at the back were pivotal in limiting the German club to three goals. Had the opportunity to clear ahead of the Leipzig’s third.

Toby Alderweireld – 6.5

The Belgian looked like a man on a mission in the late stages as he ensured that the home side didn’t create too many chances. Stepped out of his back-line and dealt with some dangerous situations.

Serge Aurier – 5.5

The Ivorian full-back struggled to have any sort of influence in the Lilywhites’ play in the final third, as he wasn’t allowed a moment of reprieve by the tireless running of Timo Werner down that side.

Harry Winks – 6

Tried to create and find spaces in between the Leipzig lines, but like the rest of the team, seemed to lack an edge in attack. Misplaced a multitude of simple passes and looked quite average.

Giovani Lo Celso – 7

The former La Liga star had one of his worse outings in a Spurs shirt but was still arguably the Lilywhites’ best player on the pitch. Tried to carry the team forward, but just couldn’t find the right passes.

Ryan Sessegnon – 6.5

The youngster tried to support the attack any time this Spurs team got the ball forward. Most of the Leipzig barrages came down the other side of the defence, as he stood reasonably firm.

LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 19: Dele Alli of Tottenham Hotspur after being substituted during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg match between Tottenham Hotspur and RB Leipzig at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on February 19, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Erik Lamela – 4.5

The winger was wasteful in possession and didn’t look like he was up to the pace of the game right from the start. Made a flurry of unnecessary fouls in the second period of the fixture as well.

Lucas Moura – 6

The Brazilian speedster tried to make some good attacking runs down this left flank but wasn’t able to have the desired impact in the final third. Needs to show more intelligence while going forward.

Dele Alli – 5

The Englishman was deployed in the central striker’s position once again, but he struggled to have a meaningful impact. Looked tired and lazy at times over the course of the ninety as well.


Gedson Fernandes – NA

Didn’t have time to make an impact.

Malachi Walcott – NA

Didn’t have time to make an impact.

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