After returning to winning ways at Brighton, Tottenham got their second win of the Group Stage in a 3-2 victory over Eintracht Frankfurt, so how did Spur’s players perform?
Although Dejan Kulusevski was not yet back, Lucas Moura’s return meant that Tottenham Hotspur was back in Antonio Conte’s preferred 3-4-3 formation on Wednesday evening. While it took Spurs a little while to get moving, Tottenham eventually got into gear and found their form, starting with our biggest stars in a game Spurs, had to have.
Tottenham Forward Ratings
Richarlison joined Harry Kane and Heung-min Son in the attack for Tottenham, as Spurs went back to three attackers and four midfielders. The change benefited Tottenham well, with goals aplenty.
Heung-min Son – 9/10
After not scoring in any of the first three Champions League games, Sonny put his stamp on Wednesday’s game. After Spurs fell behind early, a timely run and a tidy finish equalized things for Tottenham at 20 minutes. Son’s second goal was a true beauty, as the South Korean waited for a Pierre Hojbjerg cross to fall before striking a world-class, full volley past a helpless Kevin Trapp. Son pushed hard for his third goal, forcing several saves from Trapp, but failed to find the hat-trick ball.
Harry Kane – 8/10
Before the game, Coach Conte remarked how Tottenham needed Kane to be at his best and score in the Champions League, and our talisman did not disappoint. First, Kane had a great turn near midfield, playing Son in for Spur’s tying goal. Then he was fouled in the box, earning and, of course, dispatching a penalty kick. Kane had several good passes as the game went on but notably hit a second penalty attempt well over the bar in injury time. Moments later, Kane blew an easy cross to an open Gil in the box, twice leaving the door open for Frankfurt.
Richarlison – 7/10
The Brazilian was back in the starting line-up and was an active player, especially off the ball. Richy worked tirelessly to track back and provide an outlet for Tottenham down the right. Richarlison had a great cross to Sessegnon, which was saved by Trapp early in the second half.