Opinion: How did Tottenham’s three new signings get on last night against Red Star?

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Tottenham Hotspur fans were treated to a very rare sight last night in the Champions League, all three of their new summer signings on the pitch at the same time.

Pochettino subbed Ryan Sessegnon on for the last 15 minutes, joining Giovani Lo Celso and Tanguy Ndombele who both started the match in Serbia.

But how did they all get on?

Giovani Lo Celso – 9/10

Started his first-ever match for Tottenham last night against Red Star and the lad from Argentina did not disappoint. Lo Celso started brightly in the navy blue of Spurs, grabbing the opening goal with a touch of class amongst madness in the Red Star box. Lo Celso then went on the command the game from start to finish, until he was subbed off at the death. His passing and dribbling was perfect, his set-pieces were clinical (beating the first man), he showed desire in defence, and his end product was class. I am really excited about this guy!

Tanguy Ndombele – 8/10

Ndombele started the game against Red Star alongside Moussa Sissoko and the pair looked as if they were made for each other. Constantly covering each other’s runs and supporting one another in attack, their movement was fluid and robust all at the same time. Ndombele, in particular, is just so positive with his runs and passing, always turning to face goal and fizzing a ball straight into the path of Kane or Son. He also has skills to get himself out of any tight scenario, as well as the strength to hold the player off and burst past. Perhaps the only criticism is that he does overplay in dangerous areas.

Ryan Sessegnon – 7/10

Only came on for 15 minutes and he was against a tired ten-man Red Star, but Sessegnon looked full of energy and positivity. He managed to grab his first assist by setting up Christian Eriksen and could have had a whole lot more. If some of the balls in behind to him were better, Sess probably could have had another assist and a good goal scoring chance. Exciting first proper run out!

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