Opinion: Four Tottenham players who did not do enough against RB Leipzig

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur fell to a 1-0 defeat at home in the Champions League last night, handing RB Leipzig an away goal in the two-legged tie.

While some Spurs players impressed at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, others left a lot to be desired on the night.

Let’s take a look at four players who did not do enough:

Serge Aurier – 

In a flat back four, Serge Aurier is a liability all night long. His defensive shortcomings are masked when playing at wing-back and he can thrive with his attacking football, but last night he was exposed. Caught up field too often, sometimes even wandering into silly central positions. Davinson Sanchez dug him out of plenty of problems.

Ben Davies – 

A real shame because Davies looked solid again all night, apart from one stupid error. The Welshman decided to compete for a ball that he could never win from behind and gave Leipzig a penalty to score the only goal of the game. Davies is far too experienced to make an error like that.

Steven Bergwijn – 

With Kane and Son out injured, the remaining forward players have to step up. Bergwijn is new and he is playing out of position, but the standards we must hold him to have been increased due to injury. I thought that what Lucas Moura offered last night, Bergwijn did not provide on the other side.

Dele Alli – 

This is a harsh inclusion. Dele Alli worked his socks off as a centre forward, left midfielder, and a central midfielder for the first hour. However, the ex-MK Dons man is also in there to create and to hold onto the ball, which I think he was lacking last night. Dele on top form is able to run the show, but he simply isn’t anywhere near that at the moment.

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  1. What complete rubbish the game was set long before this. When Daniel Levy did not buy a second striker the mould was set. Stop blaming players for what is the fault of Levy the board and Joe Lewis the owner. Had we had a second striker I would accept your article but not having that striker had a knock on affect right across the team and the management.


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