Neville claims Poch played £40m star in wrong position against Liverpool


Tottenham’s chances of finishing in the top 4 suffered a major blow as they crashed to their third defeat in four Premier League games to Liverpool yesterday.

Pochettino started the game with a back five and partnered Moussa Sissoko with Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen in midfield, with Eric Dier and Harry Winks both out with injuries.

Poch’s system didn’t work in the first half as the home side were able to exploit the space left behind, to take the lead.

The Argentine switched to a back four in the second half, first employing Vertonghen at left back, before replacing Davinson Sanchez with Son Heung-Min, thus moving Rose back to his customary left back position.

The change in system had a huge effect on the game as Tottenham started to dominate proceedings and managed to find the equalizer through Lucas Moura.

Spurs then squandered a couple of great chances to win the game before a mistake from Lloris saw Alderweireld score an own goal to hand the Reds all three points.

Former Man Utd defender Gary Neville has said after the game that Pochettino made a mistake playing Davinson Sanchez as the deepest of the three defenders, as the 22-year-old can’t be relied upon to organise the defense.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Neville said, “The one thing about the Spurs back three is Sanchez is in the middle of it.

“I always think he’s better being up against somebody rather than being the organiser or that composed centre-back, which you always associate with that central figure. He’s not someone who can really manage that line.”

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  1. I fully agree with Neville. Davidson Sanchez has made to many errors in the central position.
    He is a strong defender. His man marking is very poor. This is not the first time he let opposition walk pas him. He cannot position himself. This is a very poor error for his level. I would play him in holding midfielder roll because of his strength. One of Spurs biggest downfall this year is, they do to many back passing rather than moving forward and using speed. We have players that cannot take on opposition players. NO confidence. The worst player is Kieran Trippier. He is a disgrace to professional football. His defending is horrible. I would rather play with ten players. Eric Dier must go has well. Out of form for the last 2yrs. If you want to win league you can’t have players like this.


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