Opinion: Five Tottenham players who let the side down against RB Leipzig

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur are out of the Champions League, leaving them with just the Premier League top four to fight for this season.

The Lilywhites followed up their 1-0 home leg loss against RB Leipzig with a 3-0 defeat in Germany as they left Europe with a whimper.

Let’s take a look at the five players who let the side down last night:

Hugo Lloris – 

It has to start here. In my mind, I think Hugo should save both of those first two goals. His mistakes meant that Spurs never really had a chance to build anything in the match. It was over before the half-hour mark.

Ryan Sessegnon – 

Let loose at wing-back, many would have been expecting to see Sessegnon push Leipzig back on the attack with his pace. However, the teenager looked just as timid in attack as he did defence. Always seems to be playing within himself.

Toby Alderweireld – 

This man was meant to be the experienced head in that back line, keeping everyone well drilled and in line. However, it was a complete mess from start to finish, no one stepped out to make a challenge, and Leipzig ran rings around the Tottenham defence. Alderweireld was also beaten for pace time and time again.

Harry Winks – 

We needed Winks to sit in front of that back four and shield tonight, picking up the ball and driving between the lines or finding a positive pass. Too many times, he ran into trouble or gave the ball away with a telegraphed pass.

Erik Lamela – 

Spurs did actually find some decent positions in the attacking third at times, but Lamela always seems to pick the wrong option or delay the bass for slightly too long. One of those players who thinks of himself and his own shooting opportunity above all else.

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