I could almost name every single player out on the pitch last night in this list, but that would not be fair. While some at least started the game well and faded, others didn’t do enough for the full 90 minutes.
Here are the five Spurs players who should feel ashamed after that 7-2 display.
By far the biggest culprit. The Ivorian right-back gave the ball away all game, dived into stupid challenges, and failed to offer anything in possession. The man can’t defend and looks out of ideas when he goes forward too. If I could only replace one player in the squad, it would be him by a country mile.
While I don’t like singling Toby out, in a 7-2 defeat, the central defenders have to stand up. Alderweireld wasn’t his normal composed self on the ball and couldn’t quite hit the mark at times with his long raking crosses. Definitely Spurs’ best defender on the night, but that isn’t saying much.
Toby’s partner in crime, Jan also has to take some stick for the performance last night. Errors in closing down and winning the ball led to Bayern goal after Bayern goal, and Jan and Toby should have been organising that Spurs defence.
Got forward well and won a penalty but was caught out in some questionable positions. Lucky not to give away a penalty in the second half too. Again, he wasn’t the worst defender and Spurs were chasing the game, but Rose can and must do better.
I am lumping these two together for one key reason. While their performances were not too bad on the pitch, their leadership was. Lloris couldn’t get near any of the shots and Kane was feeding on scraps for most of the night. However, Spurs needed their two captain/leader figures to stand up and lead that lost team last night. Especially at 5-2, it should have been about taking our medicine and shutting them out, rather than having the footballing world talk about how embarrassing we are.
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