Tottenham Hotspur player ratings vs Wolfsberger (Tottenham players are celebrating in the picture)
Tottenham Hotspur's Brazilian midfielder Lucas Moura (R) celebrates scoring the 0-3 goal with his team-mate Tottenham Hotspur's South Korean striker Son Heung-Min during the UEFA Europa League, last-32 first leg football match Wolfsberger AC v Tottenham Hotspur at the Puskas Arena in Budapest on February 18, 2021. (Photo by ATTILA KISBENEDEK/AFP via Getty Images)

Tottenham Hotspur faced off against Wolfsberger at the Puskas Arena earlier this evening as they looked to secure a win on the road in the first leg of their UEFA Europa League last 32 tie. Spurs made a bright start to the game and took the lead in the 13th minute courtesy of Heung-min Son’s goal. Gareth Bale doubled his team’s advantage near the half-hour mark before Lucas Moura put daylight between the sides when he found the back of the net in the 34th minute. The North London giants went into the half-time break with a comfortable three-goal lead.

The Austrian side got a goal back via Michael Liendi’s penalty. However, Carlos Vinicius put the icing on the cake for Tottenham after he scored a late goal as the contest finished 4-1 in favour of Jose Mourinho’s men.

Let’s take a look at how each Tottenham player fared during the contest against Wolfsberger.

GK: Hugo Lloris – 7/10

The French keeper made a few solid saves but got beaten from the penalty spot which extinguished his hopes for a clean sheet.

RB: Matt Doherty – 8/10

Doherty was strong in the air and managed to make several important interceptions for his side. He ended the game with an assist to his name.

CB: Toby Alderweireld – 6.5/10

He did his job when called into action and won a couple of aerial duels for his team.

CB: Eric Dier – 7/10

Dier didn’t give much away defensively and cleared his lines when required. He was also tidy with his ball-distribution out from the back.

Tottenham Hotspur player ratings vs Wolfsberger (Tottenham Hotspur players and Jose Mourinho are seen in the photo)
Tottenham Hotspur’s Portuguese head coach Jose Mourinho (C) reacts from the sidelines in front of Tottenham Hotspur’s Danish midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (L) during the UEFA Europa League, last-32 first leg football match Wolfsberger AC v Tottenham Hotspur at the Puskas Arena in Budapest on February 18, 2021. (Photo by ATTILA KISBENEDEK/AFP via Getty Images)

LB: Ben Davies – 6.5/10

The Welsh left-back kept things tidy at the back but struggled to influence the game in the final third.

CM: Harry Winks – 8/10

Winks made multiple important interceptions for his side and was quite lively in the Wolfsberger half.

CM: Moussa Sissoko – 5/10

The Frenchman struggled to get into the rhythm of the game and gave away some needless fouls. He got booked and was replaced in the second half.

LW: Lucas Moura – 8.5/10

The Brazilian speedster caused all kinds of problems for the opposition with his energy and running down the left flank. He got his name on the scoresheet in the first half but probably should have scored another goal during the game.

CAM: Dele Alli – 7/10

Alli engineered some decent openings for others around him but will be disappointed for not finding the back of the net this evening.

RW: Gareth Bale – 9/10

The Welsh wing wizard had one of his best games of this season. He caused a lot of headaches for the opposition and ended the game with a goal and an assist to his name. Bale deserved to be named the man of the match.

ST: Heung-min Son – 8/10

The South Korean international gave a good account of himself in the first half after netting Spurs’ opener in the 13th minute. He was taken off at half-time.


ST: Carlos Vinicius – 7/10

Vinicius came off the bench to score a good goal late in the game.

RW: Erik Lamela – 6.5/10

Lamela was not afraid to have a shot at goal and got an assist to show for his efforts.

LW: Steven Bergwijn – 6.5/10

He added some freshness to Tottenham’s attack.

CAM: Tanguy Ndombele – 6/10

Ndombele offered very little after coming on in the 77th minute.

CM: Pierre-Emile Højbjerg – 6/10

He added some energy to Mourinho’s midfield.

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