The most recent result came as a complete shock to me as I really expected us to be up and about for this game, not as laid back as we were. I felt that Paulinho, Sigurdsson, Chiriches and Vertonghen (At times) were ineffective or just plain lazy in the first half. Except Vertonghen who started reasonably well during the first 20 minutes of the game but began to fade in the latter stages. The other three really struggled I feel, Paulinho didn’t look comfortable on or off the ball and it led to the Rémy goal. Chiriches couldn’t cope with the pace and precision passes and was rightfully subbed at half time. And I honestly don’t think I saw Sigurdsson touch the ball in the first 20 minutes.
Going 1-0 down at half time wasn’t optimal but I think I speak for most Spurs fans when I say, I didn’t think we would lose. I thought we would at least draw or hopefully win. Sadly we were un able to beat an outstanding Tim Krul who played one of the best games of his career. Yet I’d just like to look at a certain substitute sitting on our bench. I personally believe Lamela deserved a start in this fixture and possible could’ve been the spark we needed. Bringing Defoe on instead of him really annoyed me as I feel AVB is just ignoring the left flank, which I believe should be Townsend. He should be out on the left in a similar free roam position as Bale. And Lamela could’ve dominated the right. I believe we are too dependent on Townsend and Walker linking up and constantly look to the right as we have no true winger on the left. Yet we have a perfectly good Winger who played exceptionally well during the week and he sits on the bench. Wrong decision in my opinion AVB
Lastly Rémy, I would honestly just like to express my utter disappointment that we couldn’t get him in some deal with either Tom Carroll or BAE, Huge loss I believe as he proved yet again today. Rémy has the ability to read the play so well and could’ve covered our now apparent left wing issues, yet we didn’t get him. Would’ve loved him in a Tottenham shirt even for the season.
Sad day for Spurs fans, Let’s hope we can bounce back at the Etihad.
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