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Lloris 8.5/10, Vertonghen 9.5/10 – Tottenham player ratings from the 3-0 hammering of Borussia Dortmund



Tottenham players celebrate

Tottenham players celebrate

Tottenham vs Borussia Dortmund ratings: Tottenham player ratings

Tottenham put on a show at Wembley to more or less progress into the quarter-finals of the Champions League. Spurs were brilliant in the second half of the game as they finished with a healthy 3-0 lead after the first leg. Borussia Dortmund had their injury problems but so did Spurs, as Danny Rose and Ben Davies were unable to start.

Jan Vertonghen took on the left-back role for the night, and he was immense. The Belgian scored a goal and even assisted one to give Spurs a massive advantage.

Son Heung-min got things going in the second half with a goal in the 47th minute. Spurs fought evenly with Dortmund in the first half but the away side had the better chances in the opening 45.

Hugo Lloris kept us in the game with a few brilliant saves before the South Korean’s goal. Vertonghen then made it two with a brilliant volley before substitute Fernando Llorente wrapped things up with a header.

This was an excellent performance from the Lilywhites and there were a few heroes at Wembley on Wednesday. Dortmund need a miracle to make it to the next round, and here’s how the Tottenham stars fared.

Tottenham Player Ratings

Hugo Lloris – 8.5/10

Lloris was brilliant once again, as he kept out a deflected header from Dan-Axel Zagadou. The Frenchman also kept out a shot from Christian Pulisic to ensure we stayed in the game early on.

Juan Foyth – 8/10

The Argentine almost got caught out a couple of times in the first half, but after riding that storm, he was composed with the ball at his feet.

Davinson Sanchez – 7.5/10

Sanchez had a few problems in the game but did well to keep Dortmund from scoring in the first half.

Toby Alderweireld – 8/10

The Belgian did a good job early on even though Jadon Sancho was a bit of a problem for the defence.

Serge Aurier – 7/10

The Ivorian was booked early on but grew into the game as the minutes went by. The right-back then found Vertonghen with a brilliant cross.

Jan Vertonghen – 9.5/10

Super Jan was incredible in the game. The Belgian played at left wing-back and his crossing was on point. He created the first goal for Son and then volleyed the second.

Moussa Sissoko – 7.5/10

The most improved player this season, Sissoko did a decent job once again and ran himself to the ground for the team.

Christian Eriksen and Harry Winks

Christian Eriksen and Harry Winks

Harry Winks – 7.5/10

Another quality performance from Winks. The Englishman might not score too many goals but he is important to our system and kept things ticking with his use of the ball.

Christian Eriksen – 8/10

Eriksen might not have pulled the strings as much as he does usually but he could have scored early on. However, the Dane came up with the goods as his corner led to Llorente’s goal.

Lucas Moura – 6/10

Moura had an early chance to score but volleyed wide. The Brazilian had another chance to score but could not get his shot past the Dortmund defence.

Son Heung-min – 8.5/10

Son tested the Dortmund keeper early on but scored an important goal in the second half to get things going. The South Korean was a bundle of energy throughout the game and was one of our more impressive players.


Fernando Llorente – 7/10

The Spaniard didn’t have much time on the pitch but gave us a crucial third goal just minutes after coming on.

Erik Lamela – NA

Came on late to take some time off the clock.

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Victor Wanyama – NA


Transfer news: Tottenham interested in signing Leeds prodigy for just £10m



Spurs transfer news: Tottenham interested in Leeds United’s winger Jack Clarke

The Sun (h/t Daily Star) reports that Tottenham are interested in signing Leeds United’s Jack Clarke in a deal worth £10m.

The English youngster broke into Marcelo Bielsa’s side last season and played 25 times for them in all competitions.

The 18-year-old winger scored two goals and provided two assists for Leeds but the side missed out on Premier League promotion after their elimination from the playoffs.

Jack Clarke

Jack Clarke

The report claims that Leeds’ inability to return to the top-flight will harm their chances of keeping hold of Clarke.

The English winger is contracted with the Championship side until 2021, however, the report claims that talks over a new deal hit a roadblock.

The report adds that Tottenham will be able to provide Clarke with higher wages but there is interest from other parties.

Tottenham’s rivals are keeping an eye on Clarke

Tottenham’s London rivals Arsenal are also interested in the starlet while Newcastle United are also keeping tabs on the 18-year-old, according to the report.

Clarke could turn out to be a smart signing under Mauricio Pochettino given his great record of dealing with young talent.

The Argentine also has a great relationship with Bielsa and played under the Leeds manager during their time in the national side.

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The English winger is still a little rough around the edges but Pochettino could make a star out of the youngster at Spurs.

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Tottenham make most of Andre Gomes negotiations to ask Barcelona about another star



Spurs transfer news: Tottenham speak to Barcelona about Malcom

Spanish publication Sport (h/t Express) claims that Tottenham have asked Barcelona about Malcom while talking up a deal for Andre Gomes.

Gomes spent the recently ended season with Everton and did a great job in the second half of the campaign under Marco Silva.

Andre Gomes

The Express reports that Tottenham want to sign the Portuguese midfielder and could sell Victor Wanyama in the summer.

Mousa Dembele was sold in the winter window while Gomes would provide some competition and cover for Moussa Sissoko too. The French midfielder has thrived this season and has helped us reach the Champions League final.

Malcom has struggled for games at Barcelona, but the club will not let him leave on the cheap.

Barca still want a major amount for Malcom

The Brazilian was great for Bordeaux a couple of seasons ago but has struggled to get goals at Barcelona.



The report adds that the Catalans have slapped a £35m tag on the 22-year-old. Malcom has only scored 5 goals all season and is willing to listen to offers to move away from the La Liga side (h/t Express).

Malcom is also being linked with other clubs in England, Italy and Germany but the report claims that Tottenham are in the best position to land the Brazilian.

The Brazilian could be a bit of a risky signing given that he struggled at the Catalan side, however, it is difficult to break into a team that features Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi and Ousmane Dembele.

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Spurs haven’t spent in the last two transfer windows but we need to bring fresh faces in ahead of the coming season.

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Tottenham interested in 19-year-old Championship starlet – Scottish giants eyeing a move too



Spurs transfer news: Tottenham interested in 19-year-old Rekeem Harper

The Daily Star reports that Tottenham are interested in West Bromwich Albion’s young midfielder Rekeem Harper.

The 19-year-old played 23 times for the Baggies last season as they missed out on promotion to the Premier League.

Rekeem Harper

Rekeem Harper

The youngster scored once this season and notched up an assist for the Baggies. The central midfielder has also caught the eye of newly promoted side Norwich City, according to the report.

However, Scottish giants Celtic seem to be doing a lot to get the youngster across the border.

Hoops invite star to watch them in action

Celtic won another Premiership title this season despite losing Brendan Rodgers to Leicester City in the middle of the campaign.

The report claims that the Hoops are interested in Harper and he was was in the stands to watch Celtic defeat Hearts at the weekend.

Tottenham could do with more steel in the midfield, however, Harper can improve further under the right manager.

It is to be seen if the player is ready for a move to the Premier League and Spurs did not make a single signing over two transfer windows.

That still didn’t stop us from reaching the Champions League final and finishing in the top four.

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Spurs face Liverpool in the final on 1st June, and it will be interesting to see who we sign in the summer window.

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Mauricio Pochettino sees this Premier League star as replacement for Toby Alderweireld



Spurs transfer news: Mauricio Pochettino eyes Eric Bailly as Toby Alderweireld replacement

The Daily Star reports that Tottenham are interested in Manchester United defender Eric Bailly and will battle Arsenal for the Ivorian’s services.

The report adds that the 25-year-old centre-back has been told that he can leave Old Trafford after a difficult campaign.

Eric Bailly

Bailly only played 12 Premier League games this season and has had his injury problems. The defender also had problems with Jose Mourinho, and the Red Devils replaced the Portuguese manager with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer midway through the season.

One defender to replace another at Spurs?

The Daily Star adds that Mauricio Pochettino sees Bailly as the “ideal” replacement for Belgian star Toby Alderweireld.

The former Ajax defender has a £25m release clause in his contract, and the report adds that Alderweireld is expected to leave in the summer. Manchester United are interested in the Belgian centre-back and could use Bailly in a deal, according to the report.

Alderweireld is still one of the best defenders in the world and replacing him with Bailly might not be seen as an upgrade.

The Ivorian wasn’t in great form this season but most of the United players have been poor under Mourinho and Solskjaer.

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Pochettino has worked wonders with some players during his tenure at Tottenham, and it will be interesting to see who we sign in the summer transfer window.

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