Former Arsenal defender Martin Keown has claimed that Tottenham Hotspur could be suffering from a hangover after their Champions League campaign.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side made it to the final of European football’s most prestigious club competition, only to suffer a disappointing 2-0 defeat to Liverpool.
After battling back from the jaws of elimination on more than one occasion, the performance in Madrid was certainly not to the level which many fans had hoped to see with the club chasing their first ever Champions League crown.
Tottenham have endured a tough start to the new Premier League season having won just one of their opening four fixtures.
Whilst Spurs have secured draws away to Manchester City and Arsenal; two fixtures in which they failed to register a point last season, the home defeat to Newcastle United certainly sticks in the throat.
Tottenham will now be looking to regroup after the international break which a hopefully much more settled squad following the closure of the European transfer window on Monday.
“As for Spurs, I just wonder if they’re suffering a post-Champions League final hangover,” Keown wrote in the Daily Mail.
Whilst ninth-place isn’t exactly what we had envisaged after four matches, we have to take stock and realise that we have already played two ‘top six clubs’ despite the fact that the loss to Newcastle was unforgivable.
Nothing less than a win against Crystal Palace in our next game at the Lane will do.
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