Tottenham’s unbeaten run came to an end on Sunday, as Watford came from behind to take all three points at Vicarage Road.
Despite winning their previous three games, and still sitting near the top of the table, many have questioned Tottenham’s credentials for a title winning season.
Paul Merson and Craig Bellamy engaged in a heated argument on Sky Sports’ The Debate show, with Merson arguing that something wasn’t mentally right about the current Spurs crop.
“I didn’t think it was down to fitness, I think it’s down to the mentality of the team,” Merson said. “There’s something missing, I don’t know what it is, but they’re not winning anything. This is such a good team. The manager must scratch his head.
“[Pochettino] should be angry. If you want to win this league you have to have consistency and you have to churn out results. You are not going to have the rub of the green like the in the Manchester United game when United could have had a penalty. You’ve got to grind it out.
“I was fortunate to have one the league, it’s every week. Every week you’ve got to turn up. That’s what I’m left scratching my head about with Tottenham. It really does my head in with Tottenham.”
Bellamy, on the other hand, argued that a drop in form was likely down to fatigue, after Tottenham had a huge nine first team players in the semi-finals of the World Cup this summer.
He said: “What do you expect from this team at present? They had nine Premier League players in the World Cup semi-final! They’re not going to be on form at the moment!”
Which one of them is right? Or are they both wrong?
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