Ryan Sessegnon scored his debut goal for Spurs during their 3-1 loss to Bayern Munich and in doing so became their youngest Champions League goalscorer at 19 years and 207 days.
Tottenham and Bayern had already secured their places in the final 16 stage of the Champions League tournament and while Bayern was playing for bragging rights, Jose Mourinho was using this opportunity to experiment with new players.
“Some of the players played their first minutes with me. Some of the players like Foyth was the first time he played.”
“It was important to collect some information, information you normally collect in the season or in pre-season. I just arrived and I need information.”
“I am happy with the decisions I made, I hope our supporters understand what I did. Internally we made this decision and we think it was the best decision for the team.” Jose said in the post-game interview explaining his strategy for the night.
After their 7-2 loss to Bayern in their previous encounter, Spurs were now just looking to be able to finish the game with their pride still intact.
Under the helm of new manager Jose Mourinho the side was able to avoid a repeat of the thrashing they got but still put on a lacklustre performance with Sessegnon being the only thrill of the night with his brilliant performance.
Bayern scored their first goal of the game in the 14th minute thanks to Kingsley Coman. Ryan Sessegnon hit back with the Spurs equaliser 6 minutes later with a powerful shot that found its way past Bayern keeper Manuel Neuer.
Thomas Muller was able to put the home side back in the lead just before the halftime break after coming in as a substitute for injured teammate Kingsley Coman.
Philippe Coutinho who narrowly missed an opportunity in the first half when his first shot bounced off the underside of the crossbar, was finally able to net a goal in the 64th minute of play completing Bayerns 3-1 win over visiting Spurs.