Tottenham Hotspur fell to yet another defeat in the Premier League this season as they took on Southampton today, prompting this rant from me on everything wrong with the club.
Sacking Mauricio Pochettino implied that it was an issue with the management and staleness of those in charge of the team, which could not be further from the truth.
Serial winner Jose Mourinho has come in, and what do you know, nothing has changed on the pitch. We saw a small rise in performance levels for the first few weeks, but that is long gone.
The effort just is not there on the pitch. I don’t mind watching Spurs lose when I think we gave it a good go and left everything out there. I have not thought that all season.
Most of the players don’t seem to care whether we win or lose. The first whistle goes and they walk around a bit, inevitably go 1-0 down, and then fight to recover. Sometimes we scrape a win, but more often than not we drop points and deserve it.
Spurs need to have a huge squad overhaul, which should have happened under Pochettino last summer. I’m talking about getting rid of Aurier, Eriksen, Vertonghen, Wanyama, Rose, etc and spending the money on some new and hungry players.
A mixture of big-name proven stars and up-and-coming youth is needed, but Daniel Levy and Spurs will probably not spend a penny.
If Tottenham are not careful, all of the good work over the last half-decade will go down the drain and they will sink back into mediocrity.
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