Opinion: Five players who shone for Spurs in the Champions League last night

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Tottenham Hotspur are back to winning ways in the Champions League and in some style with a 5-0 win over Red Star Belgrade.

This lifts Tottenham into second in the group, behind only Bayern Munich who have recorded three wins out of three so far this campaign.

Let’s take a look at the five players who shone for Spurs against Red Star Belgrade last night:

Tanguy Ndombele –

If you remove goals from the equation, this man would be in line for my man of the match. He exemplified everything that was good about Spurs last night, from his work rate, his pressing, tackling, passing, and creation of chances. He really does look like the all-round midfield man and he is only going to get better.

Harry Kane –

A classic centre-forward performance from Kane. He was far better than the defenders he was up against and he knew it from the start. He managed to get in between the centre-backs, win headers, get in behind, come short and bring others into play, as well as showing off some skill. One of the best strikers in world football.

Heung Min Son –

An absolute livewire. Red Star simply could not get near him. If they came tight, Sonny rolled then or got in behind with a one-two. If they stood off, he simply drove them into their own penalty area and had a pop at goal or carved a dangerous cross. Unplayable when he is in that mood.

Ben Davies –

Spurs may have scored five, but the clean sheet should also be acknowledged, only Tottenham’s third of the season. Davies came in for Rose and was a rock on that left side, both defending against the winger and covering Jan Vertonghen when he stepped up. However, the Welshman also found the energy to get forward and help in attack too.

Dele Alli –

A rather underrated performance from Dele I think. Off the ball, his movement and his runs are as good as they ever were. On the ball, he is still a little rusty, but that is to be expected. His range of passing and creation last night was top class and he looks to be getting back towards his top form.

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