Spurs Midfield Ratings
Back with the preferred midfield four from most of the season, Tottenham’s midfield moved the ball and created the chances to make life tough on Frankfurt.
Ryan Sessegnon – 7/10
It was an up-and-down evening for Ryan Sessegnon, as the English wide man started the game getting decked for no foul but continued to pick himself up and push forward. Sessegnon had a couple of nice crosses that put Frankfurt under real pressure and nearly scored himself early in the second half, only to be denied by a strong hand from Trapp.
Rodrigo Bentancur – 6/10
Continuing to hold onto one of the two main midfielder roles, Rodrigo Bentancur got about on Wednesday. A first-half yellow card slowed the Uruguayan, who typically looks for as many tackles as possible. Bentancur helped calm the game and maintain possession after a ragged first half.
Pierre Hojbjerg – 7.5/10
The Danish midfielder was at his best on both ends of the pitch against Frankfurt. Hojbjerg worked hard to get back defensively on multiple occasions, as poor giveaways left Tottenham outnumbered. Despite his defensive duties, Hojbjerg found opportunities to push forward and played a wonderful, looping cross for Son’s second goal.
Emerson Royal – 6.5/10
Back in the starting XI for Europe as he continues to serve a suspension in England, Emerson Royal was solid on Wednesday. Royal had one great cross off a two-man corner just before the half and was in a dangerous position on several occasions. His best work involved tracking back and helping Hojbjerg shut down the Frankfurt counterattacks.