Tottenham player ratings vs Marseille: Richarlison makes difference but Heung-min Son once again worrisome

The Brazilian added to his growing popularity in north London with two late goals after Spurs worked to break down the French side, who played almost the entire second half to within a man.

Chancel Mbemba was sent off shortly after the break, with the defender going last man against Heung-min Son.

Dan Kilpatrick was at White Hart Lane to assess Spurs players…

Hugo Lloris 6

Repelled Matteo Guendouzi’s effort in first-half stoppage time in his only real notable save. Made curious decisions at times, including striking in the first half when he could have caught.

Christian Romero 7

Bailed out by Emerson after losing to Nuno Tavares in the first half. Created a big opening for Perisic with a majestic pass and defended well.

Eric Dier 7

Swept well as the last man and was aggressive to get out of the defence, but his passing didn’t always pay off against the Marseille press in the first half.

Clement Lenglet 7

Another compound performance on the left of the back three. The fact that he was taken off in the second half suggests he is already ahead of Ben Davies and is saved for Man City on Saturday.

Emerson Royal 7

Made two significant digs to dispossess Tavares in dangerous areas but offered little threat in the final third. A typical performance from the Brazilian really.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg 7

Crossed for Richarlison’s second goal and recycled the ball well in the middle of the park. Surely due a rest soon?

Rodrigue Bentancur 8

An unusual loose pass aside, he was one of Spurs’ best players on the ball and worked tirelessly to get up and down the pitch.

Ivan Perisic 7

After a surprisingly loose 70 minutes, the Croatian provided a well-deserved quality moment, crossing for Richarlison to score the opening goal.

Richarlisson 9

Scored two brilliant headers to settle the game and ultimately make the difference. The Brazilian was also his team’s best player in the first half, linking up the midfield and attacking well.

Richarlison stepped in as his team appeared to be heading for a frustrating night

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Heung-min Son 5

He still seems short of sharpness and confidence, and a missed second-half shot was met with groans. Showed his value by forcing Mbemba’s red card with an increased pace.

Harry Kane 7

Looked desperate to impress on his return to this stage but missed his two half chances in the first half. His pass cleared Son for the red card incident.

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Dejan Kulusevski (Emerson 61′) 8

Immediately made a positive impact by bursting at the line before sending a dangerous cross.

Ben Davies (Lenglet 73′) 6

Involved in the build-up to the opening goal when he came out of defense and passed Perisic but nearly let Amine Harit through with a bloated clearance.

Japhet Tanganga (Romero 73′) 6

Relatively quiet on the right of the back three in his first appearance this season.

Yves Bissouma (Bentancur 86′) N/A

Matt Doherty (Son 86′) N/A

Not used: Forster, Skipp, Sanchez, Gil, Sessegnon, Spence, Sarr.


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