Tottenham Hotspur player ratings vs Fulham (Tottenham players are celebrating in the picture)
Tottenham Hotspur's South Korean striker Son Heung-Min (R) celebrates with teammates after he scores his team's second goal during the English League Cup semi final first leg football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Brentford at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, on January 5, 2021. (Photo by Glyn KIRK / POOL / AFP)

Premier League giants Tottenham Hotspur secured their place in the final of this season’s edition of the EFL Cup tonight, after a hard-fought 2-0 win against Championship outfit Brentford. The visitors managed to give Jose Mourinho’s team a real run for their money tonight, as their work-rate and attacking intensity were both excellent, to the extent that they had the ball in the net at one point. Moussa Sissoko opened the scoring for Spurs in the first-half though, after Sergio Reguilon picked him out well. Heung-Min Son stepped up and scored the insurance goal in the second half, minutes before Brentford went down to ten men after a dangerous challenge.

Here Are The Tottenham Hotspur Player Ratings Vs Brentford:

Tottenham Hotspur Player Ratings Vs Brentford - Son and Mourinho
Tottenham Hotspur’s Portuguese head coach Jose Mourinho (L) and Tottenham Hotspur’s South Korean striker Son Heung-Min react at the final whistle during the English League Cup semi final first leg football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Brentford at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, on January 5, 2021. (Photo by Glyn KIRK / POOL / AFP)

Tottenham Hotspur Player Ratings Vs Brentford

Hugo Lloris – 6

The French international wasn’t called into action on too many occasions tonight, and he commanded the box well at times too. Did let the ball past him but Toney was called offside by VAR.

Serge Aurier – 6.5

The speedster tried to have an impact in attack, but he had numerous careless moments tonight. Didn’t have too much to do defensively but made an excellent block on the line.

Davinson Sanchez – 6

The big centre-half had a couple of questionable moments in the middle of the back-line, and he played some odd passes too. Didn’t have all that much work to do to be fair.

Eric Dier – 7

The Englishman put in a solid display in the middle of the defence, unlike his partner. Worked hard against what was a fiery Brentford attack, and he won some important headers too.

Sergio Reguilon – 7.5

The Spanish full-back put in an excellent shift down the right flank tonight as he delivered multiple good balls into the area. Played in a peach of a cross to find Sissoko for the opener.

Tottenham Hotspur Player Ratings Vs Brentford - Ndombele in pain
LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 05: Tanguy NDombele of Tottenham Hotspur receives medical attention during the Carabao Cup Semi Final between Tottenham Hotspur and Brentford at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on January 05, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Moussa Sissoko – 7.5

The midfielder worked hard in the core of the team and picked up some excellent positions in the midfield area. Made an excellent run through the heart of Brentford to score the first goal.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg – 7

The combative midfielder put in a tireless display in the middle of the park, but he did play a couple of loose passes. A trademark wiry display and he linked up the play efficiently too.

Lucas Moura – 6

The Brazilian didn’t have too much joy in attack, despite picking up some good forward positions in that tie. Made some threatening runs and tracked back well when required to as well.

Tanguy Ndombele – 7

The French midfielder didn’t run the show in the attacking midfield position, and he came in and out of the game at times as well. Made a few good dribbles and released Son expertly though.

Heung-Min Son – 7.5

The in-form South Korean worked extremely hard in the final third of the pitch tonight, and he moved the ball around quite efficiently. Made the perfect run and found a better finish.

Tottenham Hotspur Player Ratings Vs Brentford - Spurs celebrate
Tottenham Hotspur’s French midfielder Moussa Sissoko (R) celebrates with teammates after he scores his team’s first goal during the English League Cup semi final first leg football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Brentford at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, on January 5, 2021. (Photo by Glyn KIRK / POOL / AFP)

Harry Kane – 6.5

The Englishman had a rather poor game in attack by his usual lofty standards. Was relatively quiet in the final third, as he didn’t find any proper scoring chances.

Substitutes

Ben Davies – NA

Didn’t have time to make an impact.

Harry Winks – NA

Didn’t have time to make an impact.

Japhet Tanganga – NA

Didn’t have time to make an impact.

Vinicius – NA

Didn’t have time to make an impact.

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