Hugo Lloris – Did not see the ball much of the game but he was alert when needed. He pulled off two nice saves from Konoplyanka’s two long range efforts. There was nothing he could have done to stop the Dnipro goal.
Kyle Naughton – Looked like the shakiest Tottenham defender. Lucky Konoplyanka did not attack him more. He was better in dealing with Konoplyanka this time and he offered another body in attack.
Michael Dawson – He played like the typical Michael Dawson, big and strong when needed but also slow and shaky at times. His passing game consisted of misplaced long balls and short passes to his counterpart Vertonghen.
Jan Vertonghen – He wasn’t better than Dawson as Matheus gave him trouble every time the Brazilian attack. He was also good going forward as he combined better with the midfield duo.
Zeki Fryers – Solid defensively but did not produce anything in attack even though he had all the left hand side for himself. But he proved himself as a good option for the future.
Moussa Dembele – Controlled the midfield all game long, but trapped in the midfield area all game long. He did not attack the Dnipro goal but showed good urgency going forward.
Sandro – The Beast has returned and he returned with an above average game. He did not let Dnipro players go on counter and his tackles were on point.
Christian Eriksen – The only player that looked effective and active in the first half. He started the charge of Spurs with a delicious free kick and showed why he should play constantly for this Tottenham side with his creativity and smart passes.
Andros Townsend – He used his tricks and pace to attack the opposition full back but he was often double teamed and that lowered his production. In the second half, he found more space and looked more active and productive with a good cross to Soldado that the Spaniard wasted.
Roberto Soldado – He was really active and hungry in the second half after a bad first half but he often collided with Adebayor in the box. His great movement in the box that ended up in the back of the net was called offside. His finishing eluded him again when he couldn’t finish Townsend’s great cross.
Emmanuel Adebayor – Almost anonymous in the first half but what a second half for the Togolese. He won almost every header and his hold up play was great. Good movement and finish for his first goal and incredible individual effort for his second as he claimed the man of the match honour.
Nabil Bentaleb – Came on for Sandro in the 75th minute. He closed down opposition players well in the middle and his passing was good. Nice 15 minute cameo for the Frenchman.
Aaron Lennon – Came on for Townsend in the 82nd minute and he did well to defend, and hold the ball up in the attacking third.
Harry Kane – Came on for Soldado in the 85th minute. He was introduced to hold up the ball and he did exactly that by wasting time in the dying minutes of the game.
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