Opinion: Five players who shone for Tottenham tonight in the Champions League

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Tottenham Hotspur are now through to the knockout rounds of the Champions League for the third season in a row, and we all know what happened last year.

Spurs sealed their qualification with a 4-2 win over Olympiacos at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium this evening, coming from 2-0 down on the night.

Goals from Harry Kane, Dele Alli, and Serge Aurier made it two wins out of two for new manager, Jose Mourinho.

Let’s take a look at the five players who shone for Spurs tonight:

Serge Aurier –

Potentially man of the match tonight against Olympiacos, Aurier was superb both defensively and going forward. Not only did he impress at right-back against the advancing left-wing-back, but he also got forward and sealed the win with an incredible finish. Could this be the turning point for Serge?

Harry Kane –

Harry does what Harry does. The captain stood up when he was needed again today with some underrated movement in the box to add another two goals to his Champions League tally. While he wasn’t as involved in the game as a whole, he is always there to come up with the goods.

Christian Eriksen – 

He didn’t start the match, but he still played the vast majority after replacing Eric Dier just 28 minutes into the game. The substitution, a tactical one, proved to be a masterstroke, as Eriksen orchestrated the Spurs comeback.

Davinson Sanchez –

In a poor defence, Davinson Sanchez stood out tonight. He used his pace to stop a number of sure goals, while also looking commanding in the air at the back. If only he had looked as good at the other end when missing a sitter in the air.

Dele Alli – 

Looked lost in the first half, as did many Spurs players. However, that fortunate tap-in goal seemed to light a spark in Dele. In the second 45, he was back to his best and ran the show in midfield.

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