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Tottenham player ratings vs Bayern Munich: Sessegnon stands out, Dier, Eriksen woeful


Tottenham were unable to avenge their Champions League thrashing at the hands of Bayern Munich earlier this season as they lost 3-1 in Bavaria on Wednesday night. Despite Ryan Sessegnon drawing them level in the first half, they were well beaten by the Bundesliga champions.

Having lost 7-2 to Bayern back in October, Hansi Flick’s team claimed a sixth straight win and in comfortable style, with a second-string Spurs deservedly beaten.

Juan Foyth and goalscorer Ryan Sessegnon were rare bright sparks as Spurs, already through before this match, finished second in Group C.

Sessegnon equalised after Kingsley Coman’s opener with a well-taken effort but substitute Thomas Muller and former Liverpool man Philippe Coutinho got on the scoresheet to put it beyond Jose Mourinho’s men in Munich.

But how did Spurs fare in their defeat? Express Sport rates and slates the Londoners.

Tottenham player ratings vs Bayern Munich – Champions League

Paulo Gazzaniga – 7

Almost beaten by a dipping Coutinho drive from distance he would’ve been disappointed to concede but several stops throughout to prevent a bigger margin of defeat.

Kyle Walker-Peters – 5

Went missing for the opening goal, moving too far central when his man was behind him. Struggled against Bayern’s attacking quality.

Juan Foyth – 7

Another of the better performers despite constant pressure. Composed on the ball.

Toby Alderweireld – 5

Poor for Bayern’s first two goals and clear he’s the other side of his peak.

Danny Rose – 5

Gave the ball away far too many times. Appears like his best days could be behind him.

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Eric Dier – 4

Struggled throughout. Favoured by Mourinho but notably short of sharpness.

Moussa Sissoko – 5

Didn’t work well with Dier and largely anonymous. Should’ve done better with one pass on Spurs attack.

Giovani Lo Celso – 5

Poor defensively. Dribbled past far too many times despite some good moments on the ball. 

Christian Eriksen – 4

A free-kick Neuer had to push past the post late on one of few moments he was involved. Disappointing from the Dane, who needs to take his chances to break back into the starting eleven. Looked worryingly disinterested at times. Lucky to stay on. 

Ryan Sessegnon – 7

Spurs’ bright spark. First start, first goal. Tested Neuer with an early effort then beat him 10 minutes later, lashing in a near-post half-volley. Pace and purpose throughout in advanced left role.

Lucas Moura – 5

Well off his best, looked short of pace. Out of place leading the line?

Substitutes

Son Heung-min – 6

Crowded out with one chance he had to burst forward and then denied by Neuer in stoppage time.

Oliver Skipp – 6

Started one counter-attack with clever play on the edge of his own box. Better than Dier and Sissoko despite a brief cameo.

Victor Wanyama – N/A

A late attempt to help keep the score down.



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