Graeme Souness uses the description most Spurs fans hate to hear about their side

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Dom Le Roy

Graeme Souness described Tottenham Hotspur’s defeat at home to West Ham United yesterday afternoon as ‘Spursy’.

The Hammers scored a second half goal when Michail Antonio netted in the 67th minute to condemn Spurs to a first defeat at their new 62,062 capacity seater stadium.

Defeat had looked to have thrown Tottenham’s prospects of finishing in the top four in doubt however they were once again let off the hook when Arsenal suffered a 3-0 loss at Leicester City earlier today.

Souness believes that Tottenham’s lack of depth in their squad has proven to be an issue and were unable to make key changes to the side ahead of Tuesday night’s Champions League semi final first leg against Ajax.

Spurs looked tired and lethargic during Saturday’s Premier League match and the Sky pundit who played for the Lilywhites as a youngster believes that there is a shortage of quality in the ranks.

Souness told Sky Sports‘ Premier League TV channel at 11:37am on 28/4/19: “Yeah, I think this is just the lack of numbers for Spurs coming back to bite them.

“We spoke about it before, they’ve done fabulously well to get to the semi-finals of the European Cup, but it’s come back to bite them.

“They couldn’t freshen it up, and I hate to say it, but it was a bit Spursy.

“When push comes to shove they knew how vital it was. I put it down to the quality outside the 13, 14, players isn’t there for them.”

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  1. How can a team, that continue to be overachieving season after season according to experts and bookmakers be negatively labeled “spursy” if they lose a game…
    I don’t get it.
    Played away for two year
    Only club in Europe not to sign a new player for a whole season.
    Still in the CL.
    Still comfortable 3rd in the table…
    Semi final in domestic cup.


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