Tottenham suffered their third successive defeat this season after Inter Milan came from behind to beat them in the Champions League on Tuesday.
Spurs led at the San Siro through Eriksen on 53 minutes, and controlled the game up until the 85th.
Milan, who looked unlikely to find a route back into the tie, were handed a lifeline by Mario Icardi, as he hit a wonder volley from nowhere to bring them level.
A mixture of support from the crowd driving Inter on, and set piece frailties from Spurs yet again, Milan were able to find the winner in the 92nd minute, with a Vecino header.
Heartbreak for Tottenham. Despite improving performance wise on their displays against Liverpool and Watford in the Prem, they slumped to their third 2-1 loss in as many games.
The pressure will be on for Poch and his men to beat Inter Milan at home now, as well as trying to get a resulf off Barcelona either home or away.
It’s an uphill struggle in both the Premier League and the Champions League for Spurs.
Glenn Hoddle believes that it’s Spurs pressing game that has gone missing so far this season: “You’ve seen Harry Kane going to the goalkeeper. We’ve seen that time and time again over two years but he has his cavalry with him. He has somebody coming with him – twos or threes hunting.
“They’re not doing it. They haven’t done it this season. That’s one thing Spurs have not done, they haven’t pressed anywhere near as well, going in packs together.
“They’re going individually and if they’re not, as we know, good players will play through you.”
Jermain Jenas added that Tottenham were getting it wrong in both halves: “At both ends of the pitch they’re getting it wrong, Tottenham. In their own half, they’re giving the ball away too much in dangerous areas and then they’re half-hearting it down the other end.”
Finally, Owen Hargreaves believes that Spurs are creating their own problems: “We saw against Liverpool they kept trying to play out and they caused some issues for themselves. We’ve seen that again. They’re causing themselves so many of their own problems. Balls into midfield have got to be precise, and they’re not.”
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