PLAYER RATINGS: Dnipro 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Brad Friedel – A very sound performance from the American, making a few smart saves and patrolling his area impressively.

Kyle Naughton – At times, marshalled Konoplyanka well but at other times he let him get past him far too easily. Average going forward.

Michael Dawson – Made a very smart block from Konoplyanka at 0-0 but was quite shaky all round. Still, I’m delighted we didn’t risk Kaboul on this nightmare of a pitch.

Jan Vertonghen – A couple of good tackles first half but gave away the penalty, arguably needlessly as the Dnipro player was being crowded out.

Danny Rose – Another average display from Rose, who is in danger of giving way to Naughton as first-choice left back. Decent going forward, but not particularly focused in defence.

Paulinho – Saw plenty of the ball without ever producing too much, other than the inch-perfect cross which Soldado should have finished.

Etienne Capoue – An impressive performance, marshalling the back 4; he gives a lot more freedom to Bentaleb with the Frenchman covering behind him.

Nabil Bentaleb – Looked to get on the ball and create but struggled in challenging conditions; went missing in the second half.

Andros Townsend – Terrible performance and rightly angry with himself when subbed off. Nothing went right for the winger tonight.

Nacer Chadli – Produced a nice cross for Soldado, who could only glance it at the keeper, and couldn’t quite react to poke Kane’s flick goal-bound. Otherwise quiet.

Roberto Soldado – Tonight’s performance mirrored the last couple of months for the Spaniard; impressive in flicks and passes, setting up Paulinho before he was fouled, but poor in finishing.


Substitutes

Christian Eriksen – Came off the bench and almost scored with his first touch before the goal was wrongly disallowed. Faded away in the last few minutes.

Harry Kane –  A competent little cameo, proving a temporary menace for the Dnipro defence.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Townsend looked scared in first half and lost ball pitch does not suit is direct running but second half he was getting forward more then bamng Tim hokked him left ina fected Benteleb still on picth a bad move. Now we have Soldado with a shocking miss Townsends suffering anguish looking at Benteleb playing bad yet stays on Erickson not got pace to get beyond double makingand Chadli marked out by Knop and Sycko nutter

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