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Tottenham player ratings vs Antwerp: One flop gets a 4 as Spurs fall to disappointing loss

Tottenham fell to a disappointing 1-0 defeat against Antwerp in the Europa League on Thursday night. Spurs boss Jose Mourinho showed his displeasure with his side by making four changes at half-time but they still could not avoid a loss in Belgium. Express Sport rates the Premier League side after a disappointing performance.

Hugo Lloris – 6

Didn’t do an awful lot wrong throughout the game, and can’t really be blamed for Antwerp’s goal.

He made a couple of vital stops to keep the scoreline to 1-0.

Serge Aurier – 5

Looked slightly promising going forward, but didn’t seem to have that same energy defensively.

A few times he was caught staying forward when he could have been tracking back.

Davinson Sanchez – 6

Little he could do about Antwerp’s goal, having been left two-on-one at the back.

Other than that, he didn’t have much to do at the back.

Ben Davies – 5

Was playing slightly out of position as a centre-back beside Sanchez, and was nowhere to be seen for Antwerp’s goal.

Was caught out of position a couple of times in the second-half, too.

Sergio Reguilon – 5

A fairly poor performance from the new signing, he was barely in the game at all in the first spell.

Giovani Lo Celso – 5

One of four players hauled off by Mourinho at half-time.

He failed to make too much of an impact and was replaced by Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg at the half.

Harry Winks – 6

Winks had a fairly solid game, and was constantly looking to move the ball forward.

He was acting as a shield for the back four in the first half but moved slightly further up with the introduction of Hojbjberg.

Steven Bergwijn –5

Bergwijn was ineffective during his 45 minutes on the pitch, and didn’t seem to be up to the same pace as his team-mates.

Dele Alli – 4

The midfielder’s time at Tottenham just goes from bad to worse under Mourinho after a poor night in Antwerp.

Alli was taken off at the half again after a disappointing performance having been granted a rare start.

Gareth Bale – 5

Tottenham’s only attacker to survive the half-time exodus, Bale failed to do much throughout despite some fanciful shots in the first-half.

He was given ten minutes after the interval to prove himself, but still seems some way off the pace since his return to the club.

Carlos Vinicius – 6

Looked lively throughout the first-half and made some decent short passes around the penalty area.

However, he seemed to be lacking in end product and will be unhappy at being brought off at the half.

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Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg – 6

Did exactly what he was put on the pitch to do, and seemed to take the role Winks had in the first period.

Tottenham seemed more solid at the back for having him in midfield.

Erik Lamela – 6

Was fairly ineffective, but had a few flashes where he looked like he was going to create something.

In the position he was in, he was often crowded out by Antwerp defenders.

Lucas Moura – 6

Much the same for Lamela, Moura was punished by Antwerp’s strong defence and was unable to get in behind the defence enough.

Had a few occasions where he seemed to be on a different wavelength to his team-mates.

Heung-Min Son – 7

Had the best game of any Spurs player, despite only coming on at half-time.

He looked lively and was always running at the Antwerp defence or trying to find a ball for a team-mate.

Harry Kane – 6

Looked the closest to scoring after coming on for Bale. Was constantly getting the ball outside the box and trying to create something.

Ultimately, he was unable to make the difference.

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