Former Spurs star delivers brutal assessment of team’s performance against Chelsea

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Dom Le Roy

Former Tottenham striker Mido tore into the team for their first-half display in the 2-1 defeat to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge this afternoon.

The Lilywhites lined up with five at the back and were set up to defend deep and soak up the pressure. Unfortunately, Oliver Giroud got in behind after just 15 minutes.

After seeing his initial shot saved by Hugo Lloris, the ball came back to Giroud after a scramble in the box and the former Arsenal man slotted it home to give Chelsea the lead.

Spurs offered little going forward in response and the home side doubled their lead at the start of the second half through a well-taken strike by Marcos Alonso.

Frank Lampard’s side were content to sit back and let Spurs have the ball after going 2-0 up, but the away side didn’t do much with the possession until substitute Erik Lamela saw his low cross deflected into the net late to give the Lilywhites a late consolation.

Here’s what Mido had to say about the first half performance from Jose Mourinho’s boys:

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I was willing to forgive that first-half performance because I thought we would be more of a threat going forward in the second half but that didn’t turn out to be the case. I thought Jose could have been a little bit more proactive with his substitutions. He waited too long to bring Erik Lamela and Dele Alli on.

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  1. Saying bringing on lamela earlier is not taking into account he has just came back again from injury. Lamela was only ever going to play twenty odd minutes today he can’t yet play more. Bring on dele – why?. He has gone back to playing as his brother of late although I feel he is missing having a true striker to play of. Again all down to Levy for not buying that second striker. If he provides the second striker then no excuses. All fault falls on Daniel Levy no one else.


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