How did the Spurs players rate in their Europa League win?
Tottenham Hotspur have recovered their Europa League campaign this evening with a comfortable 5-1 win over surprise group leaders Asteras Tripolis at White Hart Lane, a result that came largely thanks to two world class strikes from record signing Erik Lamela and a Harry Kane hat-trick.
With Besiktas also having won comfortably in Serbia against Partizan Belgrade, the Turks join Spurs as favourites to progress to the knockout stages, but they will need to be careful in Tripolis in two weeks’ time.
Here is how rated Pochettino’s men this evening:
GK) Hugo Lloris 6 – Lloris was largely quiet but absolutely immense when called upon, making one outrageous save in the second half that defied belief – but his sending off at 5-0 was awful judgement. A mixed night.
RB) Eric Dier 6 – A quiet night from young right back Eric Dier who offered little going forward but was solid at the back.
CB) Federico Fazio 5.5 – Caught out far too easily by Asteras’ passes over the top but a fine assist for the fifth goal.