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Home   /   Player Ratings: Marseille 1-2 Spurs: Hojbjerg’s Strike Sends Tottenham to the RO16.

Tottenham turned what was looking to be a horrid result into one that could change their season, coming from 1-0 down to win 2-1 against Marseille and top their Champions League group, thanks to a 95th minute Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg winner at the Stade Velodrome.

Marseille started on top, dominating the play and creating chances, before a quick corner caught the Tottenham defence out, and Chancel Mbemba had a free header at the back post to give them the lead.

Clement Lenglet then equalised after 54 minuted with a header from an Ivan Perisic free kick, and after Marseille had chances to retake the lead, Tottenham countered in the 95th minute and Hojbjerg drilled a strike into the top corner, in off the post.

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Here are my Tottenham player ratings for tonights game.

Hugo Lloris – 7 – Made a great save at 0-0 and his distribution was better than it has been in the last few weeks.

Eric Dier – 7 – Solid in a less natural position on the right hand side of the back three. Defended well and played the ball well out of defence.

Clement Lenglet – 8 – Scored the equaliser with a great header and controlled the Tottenham defence well from the middle. Arguably his best game in a Spurs shirt.

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Ben Davies – 6 – Made a few tackles and worked well with Ivan Perisic down the left.

Ivan Perisic 7 – Showed his defensive side of his game in the second half with a crucial block with the score at 1-1. Also an incredible cross for Lenglet’s equaliser.

Rodrigo Bentancur – 8 – Outstanding second half performance pushing Tottenham up the field, only coming off due to a potential hamstring injury.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg – 9 – Struggled in the first half and couldn’t really get onto the ball. Hit the crossbar in the second half before scoring the winner with the last kick of the game, with a thunderous strike.

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Ryan Sessegnon – 4 – Started at right wing back and struggled throughout the first half, coming off at half time. Also gave away the corner for the Marseille goal.

Lucas Moura – 5 – Looked more comfortable up front with Harry Kane but didn’t have the impact he would have wished.

Harry Kane – 8 – Dragged Tottenham through the last 10 minutes and had the composure to pick out the pass for the winner. Came close a few times and on another night would have had a couple goals.

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Heung-Min Son – 5 – Inneffective for the 29 minutes he was on the pitch for, struggling to keep the ball on win any duels. Had to come off due to what looked like a bad concussion injury.


Yves Bissouma (on 29th minute) – 6 – Played well in the middle of the midfield three and looked good on the ball, however ineffective going forward.

Emerson Royal (on 46th minute) – 7 – Arguably one of his best games in a Spurs shirt, he gave the Tottenham side balance and defended well down the right hand side.

Oliver Skipp (on 84th minute) – N/A – Was not on the pitch long enough to receive a rating, worked hard on the left hand side of the midfield.

Bryan Gil (on 93rd minute ) – N/A – Was not on long enough to have an impact, gave the ball away late on.

Antonio Conte – 7 – His team looked scared in the first half and had no control over the game, possibly his fault, however in the second half they went out with a hunger to win the game and controlled large spells of the second half. The substitution of Emerson for Sessegnon was one that worked well for the balance of the team. He will be delighted that Tottenham have come to a hostile place and come away with what they came for, even though he couldn’t be in the technical area to celebrate it.

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May 2024