Son Heung-Min’s first two Tottenham Hotspur goals helped the Premier League side avoid a scare against Qarabag and record a 3-1 victory in their first Europa League Group J game.
Kieran Trippier’s concession of a penalty allowed the Azerbaijani champions to take a seventh-minute lead, but Son scored twice in two minutes to turn the game around by the half-hour mark.
His double on home debut was enough to get the South Korean, who joined Spurs in a £22m move from Bayer Leverkusen according to BBC Sport, an 8/10 on our player ratings from White Hart Lane.
But how did the rest of Mauricio Pochettino’s side fare when we examined their performances?
GK: Hugo Lloris – 6/10
Beaten by a good penalty. Aside from that, made a couple of decent saves and caught well from corners.
RB: Kieran Trippier – 6/10
Endured a nightmare start to his Spurs bow as he jumped into a tackle to concede an early penalty. Recovered steadily although he was guilty of affording his winger too much room to cross.
CB: Kevin Wimmer – 6/10
Hashed a couple of clearances, but that shouldn’t detract from a solid and composed full debut.
CB: Toby Alderweireld – 7/10
Missed a great headed chance late in the first half, but made a few vital interventions at the other end.
LB: Danny Rose – 4/10
Had a nightmare defensively. Gifted Qarabag a golden chance with a risky chest to Lloris, and nearly another with a poor back-pass. Also caught the wrong side of his man on a couple of occasions. Ben Davies will be back in the team for Crystal Palace’s visit to White Hart Lane on Sunday.
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