‘Liven up’ – Teddy Sheringham sends a strong message to the Spurs squad

Teddy Sheringham has said that while there are things to be optimistic about from Ange Postecoglou’s first season at Tottenham, the squad needs to liven up and fix their consistent errors.

A few months into the season, Postecoglou might have been forgiven for thinking the Premier League is easy as the Spurs players were able to quickly adapt to his philosophy and were extremely dominant in almost every game they played until November.

However, as the season has gone on, opposition teams have become better at exploiting Tottenham’s weaknesses. In fact, over the last couple of months, the Lilywhites have often struggled to create chances while also looking susceptible every time the opposition comes forward.

Postecoglou has been adamant that he will not change his way of playing no matter what, insisting that nothing he has seen over recent weeks has convinced him that Spurs cannot be successful with this approach (Football.London).

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Teddy Sheringham offers advice to Tottenham

However, Sheringham warned the 58-year-old that the Premier League is a huge step up from the Scottish Premiership and that teams will find ways to take advantage of Tottenham’s weaknesses.

The former Spurs striker told Genting Casino (as relayed by Football Scotland): “Tottenham need to improve in every aspect on the pitch. It’s small percentages, but that is where the improvement will come from.

“You can’t just turn up and play keep ball, possession football. That breaks down at times. You have to be a 100 per cent in everything that you do in the Premier League.

“You may be able to get away with not being at your best in the SPL(sic), but when you’re playing against top teams with some of the world’s best players, they will always find a way to exploit any weaknesses. At the moment Tottenham are getting their a***s smacked in a big way.

“The boys need to liven up a bit because this is what can happen in the Premier League (losing four games in a row). Ange will take that on board. It’s been an optimistic first season for him. There are no big question marks for me about whether or not Ange is the right man to take the club forward.”

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There is no doubt that Postecolgou deserves to be backed and needs to be given a chance to show what he can do next season. However, I do not understand the blind optimism of some Spurs fans, who seem convinced that this approach will work. The reality is that the Australian’s methods have never been tested at this level and it is unclear if it could take Tottenham to the next level.

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