Tottenham crashed out of the Carabao Cup in the third round after losing 4-3 on penalties to Colchester United LAST night.

The loss means that the Lilywhites are yet to win a single game away from home in the five they have played in all competitions this season.

As expected, Mauricio Pochettino named a much-changed side for the match with Eric Dier and Victor Wanyama being handed their first starts OF the season while the likes of Dele Alli, Lucas Moura, and Davinson Sanchez also came back into the side after missing out against Leicester.

Spurs huffed and puffed for the entirety of the game but failed to create any clear cut openings with the home side naturally content to sit deep and force the Lilywhites to break them down.

Colchester forced the shootout and their players kept their nerve from the spot, to eventually run out 4-3 winners.

Former Bolton manager Owen Coyle has now weighed in on Tottenham’s worrying run of form and suggested that the players needed to take accountability for their poor performances.

Speaking to the BBC, Coyle said, “It’s worrying times for Tottenham. They are already 10 points adrift in the league and so that is a huge ask. Then they ask can we win a trophy? This one has gone now.

“I do think they have to find a way to win games quickly. Mauricio Pochettino is a wonderful manager but a lot of those players have to stand up and take accountability.”

Spurs Web Opinion

While the defeat against Leicester on Saturday was disappointing, at least the performance in that game was okay considering how difficult a place the King Power Stadium is to go to. However, the showing against Colchester was absolutely diabolical and the team were completely lacking both in intensity and urgency right from kick-off. Unless Spurs start to turn things around quickly, major questions are likely to be asked of this team.

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