Let’s not pretend that the result last night meant anything in the grand scheme of things, as Spurs still qualified second in the group stages of the Champions League.
However, the match represented a good chance for some fringe players and academy starlets to get some minutes under their belt and impress Mourinho.
Unfortunately, not everybody did that against the German champions:
Danny Rose –
A woeful display from Danny Rose, who let the dangerous Serge Gnabry in behind time and time again. He looked lost from the first minute and rarely won in the battle between the two. He also barely managed to cross his own halfway line all game.
Kyle Walker-Peters –
Same problem, different side. Walker-Peters was given a nightmare job against the likes of Perisic last night and looked weak in the challenges and nervous on the ball. Doesn’t look like he’ll take Aurier’s spot any time soon.
Eric Dier –
Seems to plod around the pitch all day long without actually influencing the match at all. Barely made a tackle, his passing was poor, and he has lost any sense of speed and urgency he ever had.
Moussa Sissoko –
What was he thinking went he went through on goal? All he had to do was roll it across or find the net himself to make it 2-1 Spurs, but instead he spooned it high and wide over everyone in the box. Sissoko was poor all-around last night.
Giovani Lo Celso –
A big chance for the Argentine in his first start under Mourinho, but he wasted it in my opinion. There was no urgency from the midfield man, no determination, no passion. He showed glimpses of quality but did not encapsulate the work rate a new signing should.
Honourable mentions –
Christian Eriksen was poor again last night and Heung Min Son missed two key chances.
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