Former Tottenham midfielder Tom Huddlestone believes that Tottenham Hotspur should have been able to see out their three-goal lead against West Ham if they had a vocal leader in the side.
Spurs have come under a considerable amount of criticism for the way they threw away two points against the Hammers on Sunday, with term ‘Spursy’ being thrown around once again.
However, Jose Mourinho has denied that the collapse was due to issue with the players’ mentality, insisting that the Lilywhites would walk away with three points if they played the final ten minutes of that match fifty times over (Football.London).
Huddlestone does not accept the premise that his former club were unlucky to come away with the draw.
The midfielder, who played under leaders like Ledley King and Robbie Keane, suggested that Hugo Lloris is not as loud as he should be.
Speaking about the 3-3 draw to Stadium Astro, the England international said: “Ledley won’t be happy with that. They probably could have done with him out there in the second half against West Ham.
“But if you look at the Tottenham team. You have got Lloris as captain, who probably isn’t as vocal as some goalkeepers. Harry Kane seems to be a great leader on and off the field.
“Other than that, you look at the team and you haven’t got that John Terry type of centre-back., who is barking orders at everybody and it’s almost as if his life depends on a clean sheet.
“You look through the Tottenham team and there aren’t many vocal leaders demanding that everybody gets in their place and does their job.”
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While King was good at organising the backline, it is fair to say that he was not the most vocal of leaders either. He, like Kane, led by example. I disagree with Huddlestone’s assessment as I think Lloris is one of the loudest goalkeepers in the Premier League. Without fans, one can constantly hear him barking instructions, especially during set-pieces.
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