Opinion: The three players who looked poor last night against Olympiacos

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Tottenham Hotspur may be through to the knockout phase of the Champions League, but they did it the hard way as always.

Spurs went 2-0 down early on against Olympiacos last night, before coming back and winning the match 4-2 with goals from Harry Kane, Dele Alli, and Serge Aurier.

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

Eric Dier – 

Mourinho was right to take off Dier after 28 minutes last night, in my opinion. While no Spurs player looked impressive in that opening half an hour, Dier was the obvious choice for me. He looked slow and sluggish, both on and off the ball. While you can forgive him for not adding much going forward, he was also non-existant defensively.

Paulo Gazzaniga –

While it was not his worst performance ever, I wanted to see Gazzaniga be a little more commanding in the box. He is a tall and strong lad, but seems very uncertain of when to stay on his line and when to come out and catch or clear the ball. Got stuck in no man’s land far too often last night.

Heung Min Son –

It wasn’t Sonny’s day in the Champions League, which is a rather rare statement to make. The South Korean kept trying to take on two defenders, rather than spotting the space and passing it off. He gave the ball away far too often, didn’t look clinical in the final third, and should have squared it to Eriksen for a fifth goal late on.

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