Opinion: Five things we learned from the 3-1 defeat against Bayern Munich

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur finished their Champions League group stage campaign off with a loss away to Bayern Munich yesterday evening, a result many would have seen coming all things considered.

Let’s take a look at the five things we learned from the defeat:

Spurs are still through –

No matter what happened on the night, Tottenham were always going to qualify second in the group and have now confirmed their names in Monday’s draw. This means that the Lilywhites will have to play a group winner in the next round.

Danny Rose and Eric Dier –

Rose and Dier have consistently performed well below par this season and last night was no different. The two Englishmen looked well off the pace, were poor on the ball, and got caught out defensively time and time again.

Full debut goal for Sess – 

It was a bright first half from Ryan Sessegnon and he managed to mark his full Spurs debut with a nicely-taken goal. Tired in the second half but did well to get the minutes under his belt.

No Parrott or Tanganga –

Japhet Tanganga sees his contract run out in the summer, with Parrott’s running out just 12 months after. It seems strange that Mourinho left them both on the bench as unused substitutes on a night where the result meant nothing.

Fresh for Wolves –

On the bright side, Harry Kane, Serge Aurier, Jan Vertonghen, and Dele Alli will all be bright and sharp for the weekend after a rest. Son also only made a cameo in Germany, while Lucas Moura came off early. Davinson Sanchez was an unused sub, keeping his legs fresh also.

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