‘All over the place’ – Jamie Carragher tears into the Tottenham defence against Burnley

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Dom Le Roy

Jamie Carragher has torn into Tottenham’s defensive display against Burnley and has accused the Spurs defenders of failing to communicate with one another during the match.

Spurs have had several issues in defence since the start of the season and those problems have persisted under Jose Mourinho.

Individual errors at the back have proved costly for the Lilywhites in the last few weeks but the side have shown slight improvements in their last couple of outings, conceding only a goal apiece against Burnley and Norwich.

Mourinho started with a back three at Turf Moor on Saturday, with Eric Dier partnering Davinson Sanchez and Toby Alderweireld in central defence, but switched to a back four in the second half, opting to push Dier into midfield.

Carragher, who was commentating for Sky Sports during their live coverage of the game (07/03/20 at 17:30), revealed the problems he had noticed with the Tottenham’s backline.

During the match, the former Liverpool defender said: “I am seeing things up here, and it’s something we might look at on Monday Night Football, but watching the back three of Spurs, Dier is trying to hold the line and two of them [Sanchez and Alderweireld] are going back.

“They are all over the place. They are not communicating. They are not sticking together. It looks like they haven’t played together as a back three. I am not quite sure that they have. I know this wasn’t the back three that played against Wolves.”

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I have been impressed with Dier’s displays at centre back in the last couple of games but he and Davinson Sanchez have got mixed up on a couple of occasions. Hopefully, it is something that will go away the more Sanchez and Dier get used to playing beside one another.

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