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Sanchez Gets 7, Winks With 5 | Tottenham Hotspur Players Rated In Disastrous Loss Vs Dinamo Zagreb

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Abhinab Ghosh
A 26-year-old sports writer and an aspiring football coach who has road-tripped across the Scottish Highlands, but has never been to Wales. Sucker for cliff-hangers and catchy riffs. Known to be a grunger and not to be a stranger.

Tottenham Hotspur faced off against Dinamo Zagreb at the Maksimir Stadium earlier this evening, hoping to avoid defeat on the road after they picked up a 2-0 win in the first leg. Both teams cancelled each other out in the first 45 minutes as they went into the half-time break with a goalless scoreline.

Mislav Oršić finally broke the deadlock in the 62nd minute when he scored a great goal with a curling effort. He doubled his team’s advantage in the 82nd minute to make the scoreline 2-2 on aggregate. The contest went to extra-time, but it was Orsic who completed his hat-trick in the 106th minute with another outstanding goal. Spurs were not clinical in the final third and ended up crashing out of the UEFA Europa League after losing the match by a 3-0 scoreline (3-2 on aggregate).

Let’s take a look at how each Tottenham player fared during the clash against Dinamo Zagreb.

GK: Hugo Lloris – 5.5/10

The French keeper made a couple of important saves but won’t be happy after conceding three goals this evening.

RB: Serge Aurier – 6.5/10

Aurier was strong in the air and made a couple of encouraging runs down the right flank. However, all of his good work went in vain as Spurs ended up losing the game after shipping in three poor goals over 120 minutes.

CB: Davinson Sanchez – 7/10

He was a rock at the back and made several crucial interceptions inside his half. He also cleared his lines when needed, but it was still not enough for his team to qualify.

CB: Eric Dier – 6.5/10

Dier won some 50-50 aerial duels and was tidy when passing the ball out from defence. However, he was guilty of giving away some cheap fouls.

Tottenham Hotspur player ratings vs Dinamo Zagreb (Tottenham Hotspur players are seen in the picture)
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LB: Ben Davies – 5/10

The Welsh full-back struggled to give a good account of himself and got substituted late in the game.

CM: Harry Winks – 5/10

He failed to get a foothold in the game. Winks ran out of gas and was replaced in the second half.

CM: Moussa Sissoko – 6.5/10

The French midfield ace did his best to disrupt the opposition’s flow in the game. However, his impact on the offensive end of the field was minimal.

LW: Lucas Moura – 6/10

The Brazilian speedster made a couple of decent chances for his teammates to score but never looked like he had a goal in him.

CAM: Dele Alli – 5.5/10

Alli produced a lacklustre display during his time on the pitch.

RW: Erik Lamela – 6.5/10

The Argentine playmaker had some bright moments in the game but lasted for only 59 minutes.

ST: Harry Kane – 6/10

The English striker was guilty of missing multiple chances to find the back of the net. It was a rare off-day for Kane this evening.


RW: Gareth Bale – 7/10

Bale was a constant threat for the Zagreb defenders as his creativity and goal-threat caused all kinds of problems for them.

CM: Tanguy Ndombele – 6/10

He offered very little after coming off the bench.

CAM: Giovani Lo Celso – 6.5/10

The Argentine talent engineered some meaningful openings in the Dinamo Zagreb half.

ST: Carlos Vinicius – 6/10

Vinicius had a few shots at goal but was unable to find the finishing touch in the attacking third.

LB: Sergio Reguilon – 6.5/10

He showed some bright sparks after coming onto the field, but the damage was done by then.

RM: Steven Bergwijn – N/A

Bergwijn had very little time to make an impact.

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