Tottenham Hotspur are through to the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup with a 1-0 victory over Burnley at Turf Moor this evening.
Let’s take a look at how the individual players got on:
Pierluigi Gollini – 6.5 – Had to remind myself he was playing. Gollini’s job was mainly to watch his teammates pass sideways in front of him this evening.
Emerson Royal – 8 – Took up some wonderful positions this evening and I was begging for him to drive to the byline a few times. He did that a lot more in the second half, as well as some great crosses, including the one that assisted Moura. Great performance.
Cristian Romero – 7.5 – A pretty solid display at the back, albeit without too much to do. I like how he always looks to get something moving with his passes out of defence.
Davinson Sanchez – 7 – A decent performance, although he wasn’t exactly put under a huge amount of pressure. A couple of nice defensive moments and wobbly moments too.
Ben Davies – 6 – Needed to overlap more and offer his services as an attacking outlet considering how much of the ball Spurs were having.
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg – 6 – Not his best game in a Spurs shirt. The first touch was just a little off. Perhaps summed up by his heavy touch out of play, after which he booted a towel into the crowd out of frustration.
Oliver Skipp – 8 – Kept things ticking over expertly in the middle of the park, with the odd crunching challenge to win the ball back. He did his job remarkably well.
Bryan Gil – N/A – Gil was forced off injured early in the first half.
Giovani Lo Celso – 7.5 – Tottenham’s most likely source of creativity. Lo Celso found a couple of lovely passes to Kane in the first half, but nothing came of them. Should have scored in the second but refused to use his right foot.
Steven Bergwijn – 6.5 – Full of running and effort, showing a lot of determination to prove himself. Unfortunately, the match sharpness isn’t quite there yet, but that will come.
Harry Kane – 6 – His first touch was all over the place tonight. The few chances that did come his way either dribbled away or went high/wide. A lot better in the second half when he created a great chance for Lo Celso.
Lucas Moura – 8 – Tried so hard to make things happen tonight. Yes, that leads to the odd loss of possession, but Lucas gets things moving. Deserved his goal this evening.
Tanguy Ndombele – 6 – Came on in the second half and kept the ball well for Spurs.
Heung-min Son – 6.5 – Came on out of necessity and added an extra spark.
Joe Rodon – N/A
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