Tottenham Hotspur embarked on a crazy journey in the Champions League this season, but it wasn’t to be their year as Liverpool secured a 2-0 win in the final.
We take a look over the Spurs side that struggled in Madrid, rating them on their performances:
Hugo Lloris – 6
Didn’t have a huge amount to do, but looked more commanding than usual in his box form corners, and was brave in some of his passing out from the back.
Kieran Trippier – 5
Let Sadio Mane go a few times, including in the build-up to the penalty kick. Also seemed a little frightened to get forward and use his incredible crossing ability, something Kane, Alli, and Son could have done with.
Toby Alderweireld – 7
Largely kept the Liverpool forwards quiet through the match, giving the attackers every chance to secure the win. Firmino wasn’t allowed a kick, and, besides a penalty and a late goal, Liverpool were reduced to shots from range.
Jan Vertonghen – 7
Played through the pain after hurting his arm defending a corner. Defended Liverpool’s breakaways expertly, and, like Toby, kept the majority of the forwards quiet.
Danny Rose – 8
The best Spurs player for me. Rose kept Salah quiet for the majority of the game, but also made every effort to beat his man and get forward. I just wish that there was someone on the left wing to offer him support more.
Harry Winks – 5
A good first game back for Winks in tough circumstances. Kept the ball well, but didn’t have his same driving power or penetrating passing last night.
Moussa Sissoko – 4
One of Spurs’ top performers this season, it seemed a shame that he would be the one to make the mistake last night. Handball was harsh, but not sure why his arm was up. He was eventually forced off injured after a mediocre game.
Dele Alli – 4
Gave the ball away far too often and wasted the few good chances he found himself in, both in front of goal and in assisting his teammates.
Christian Eriksen – 5
Like Alli, Eriksen was poor in his chance creation. Spurs rely on their playmakers for goals, and they simply didn’t turn up. Also wasted a couple of half chances from range himself.
Heung Min Son – 6
Looked dangerous the times he managed to get one-on-one, but drifted in and out of the game far too much. Spurs needed goals, and Son wasn’t quite able to deliver the goods.
Harry Kane – 3
We can all appreciate what Kane has done and still does for this club, but he was irrelevant last night. Barely touched the ball and should have been taken off just after half-time.
Lucas Moura – 5
Got into some good areas and actually had two decent half-chances at 1-0, but the semi-final hero couldn’t grab the headlines this time.
Eric Dier – 5
Did a job in midfield, but was never going to be a game-changer.
Fernando Llorente – 4
Should have been given more time. Could have come on for Kane at the 60-minute mark.
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