|1. Son Heung-Min - ST||8.4|
For everyone that thought Son disappointed in his debut for Spurs with Sunderland, I hope you watched this Europa League match. Son's pressing from the front was excellent and his tireless running helped put Qarabag on the back foot right from the opening kickoff.
Certainly, Son's opening goal was about the easiest opportunity he will ever have for Spurs, but in years past our Europa League striker might have fluffed that chance. The second goal, Son showed his early chemistry with Dele Alli as the two combined well to put Tottenham in the lead for good. Son might now offer the strength and power of Kane, but his tactical awareness and finishing ability are just as good, if not better.
|2. Dele Alli - AMC||8.1|
The most important number about Alli doesn't show up in any box score. That number is 19, as in how old this kid is. Alli has really impressed this season and this was probably his best performance of the season. Alli combined well with Son and Erik Lamela and it's easy to see why having an attacking four consisting of those four is so attractive. The sheer athleticism and pressing of that group was amazing.
Alli is perhaps suffering a bit from being played out of position, but his athleticism and skill on the ball are amazing to behold. The little stop and cut-back he had to set up Son's second goal was an excellent piece of skill.
|3. Hugo Lloris - GK||7.1|
I'll be honest, I think the community got this wrong. Not that Hugo was bad or anything, but he wasn't the third best player in this game. He hardly did anything. Erik Lamela, Tottenham's other goalscorer was heavily involved in the match and in both the attacking and defensive phases of the game. Tom Carroll, touched the ball more than any other player on the pitch and completed 72/89 passes and made 9 tackles all while dictating the pace of play.
So, sure, Hugo was fine. He did his job when called on and made two saves, neither of which were anything spectacular. He would have had a clean sheet were it not for a silly penalty early in the match.
OTHERS: Trippier (5.5), Alderweireld (6.7), Wimmer (6.6), Rose (5.2), Dier (6.9), Carroll (6.4), Lamela (6.9), Townsend (6.0)
SUBS: Kane (6.6), Clinton (6.2), Winks (6.3)