The first half between Tottenham Hotspur and Everton at Goodison Park has been a tight affair with neither side creating any clear cut chances.
With Harry Kane missing due to injury, Mauricio Pochettino chose to start with Lucas Moura, Son Heung-min, Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen up front, while Tanguy Ndombele and Moussa Sissoko swept in front of the back four.
Both sides desperately need the three points but based on the first half performance, it looks as if both sides are too scared to lose.
Neither goalkeeper had too much to do and while some fans were extremely unconvinced by the display while others were quite critical of Eriksen’s performance.
The Dane looked sloppy yet again and gave the ball away multiple times through the half. Some fans were quite unhappy to see the 27-year-old starting in the first place and urged Pochettino to take him off at half time.
Absolutely rubbish half of football that.
— Harsh Mishra (@SimplyWink) November 3, 2019
Confidence shot, no tempo, too many undercooked passes. Eriksen showing us so far he should not be starting games. Sissoko and NDombele only ones putting in shift so far
— The Spurs Show (@spursshow) November 3, 2019
Eriksen has been absolutely atrocious.
— JaiP (@JaiP72) November 3, 2019
Christian Eriksen’s challenge which earned him a yellow card sums up his season.
— The Spurs Express (@TheSpursExpress) November 3, 2019
First half can be described as “not exactly a classic”
Big 45 minutes ahead
— Daniel Wynne (@danielwynne_) November 3, 2019
Watching ‘this’ Eriksen is painful. He’s been one of our modern greats and is now reduced to Lewis Holtby with less hair.
— Chris Miller (@WindyCOYS) November 3, 2019
This is so boring from us. Zero shots on target in the entire first 45 minutes when we’re playing a team on similar form as us. Not even looked like scoring at any point so far. Not good enough.
— Noz Ahmed (@NozAhmed) November 3, 2019
Painful to watch that. No tempo, no desire, no anything. Need to change something ASAP or we all know how this ends.
— Kieran (@Kieran_N17) November 3, 2019
Spurs Web Opinion
We seem to get a lot of joy when the likes of Alli, Eriksen, and Son drop into those little spaces in front of the Everton backline and are found by Ndombele. However, they seem to be overloading us out wide as neither Eriksen nor Son is tracking Sidibe and Digne back. So that is one area we need to fix.
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