Opinion: Five things we learned as Spurs were knocked out by Colchester in the League Cup

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Tottenham Hotspur are already out of the League Cup, losing to Colchester United, a League 2 outfit, on penalties away from home.

The dismal match follows on from Tottenham’s loss to Leicester City and their disappointing draw against Olympiacos in the Champions League.

Here are the five things we learned:

Pressure on Poch –

People were calling for Poch’s head before this match, and getting knocked out in such embarrassing fashion will not improve the situation for the Argentine. He needs to turn things around quickly or face the season running away from him before it has even begun.

Best chance for a trophy gone –

Many will have seen the Carabao Cup as Tottenham’s best chance for a trophy this season, with it being the last piece of silverware the club lifted back in 2008. However, it looks as if the FA Cup may now be the only realistic hope for the Lilywhites.

That team was strong enough –

I know Pochettino gave minutes to youngsters like Skipp, Parrott, and Tanganga, but that team was more than strong enough to win. By the end of the game, Eriksen, Lamela, Son, Moura, Dier, and more first-team stars were all on the pitch. No excuses. That was woeful.

No heart –

The team looks to have lost its heart and desire at the start of this season, which isn’t always something that can be easily rediscovered. The players need to find their heads soon, otherwise, this could undo all of the good work done by Poch and the squad over the last five years.

Away form –

Tottenham Hotspur simply cannot buy an away win at the moment. This is made even worse by the fact that the team isn’t even playing that well at home either. If Spurs can’t start picking up results, they are going to see themselves plummet down the table and exit every knockout competition.

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