Opinion: Five things we learned from the 2-2 draw against Norwich City

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur could only manage a 2-2 draw against the bottom team in the Premier League tonight, as Mourinho and co will certainly see it as two points dropped.

However, Spurs did come back from a one goal deficit twice on the night, so there were some slim positives to take.

Let’s have a look at the five things we learned from the match:

A missed opportunity –

Spurs would have gone into fourth with a win over Norwich tonight, but they never really looked like doing it, and were perhaps lucky to even get a point in the end.

First half?

It seems like this Mourinho side takes a breather in the first half, let’s the opposition get a head start, and then desperately attempts to claw it back in the second 45. That strange pattern of play will not work in the long-term.

Defence reinforcements needed – 

This match highlighted more than ever that Spurs need new defenders. Serge Aurier was awful. Foyth’s error led to the first goal. Vertonghen’s error led to the Pukki goal that was later ruled out. A new centre-back, a new left-back, and a new right-back needed.

Eriksen a big miss – 

If ever the point needed to be hammered home that Eriksen will be a big miss for Spurs, tonight was it. He grabbed the team by the scruff of the neck and dragged them back into the match. A big player that Spurs will not want to see the back of.

Creation missing – 

Spurs started with creative players coming out their nose. Eriksen, Lo Celso, Ndombele, Dele Alli, two wing-backs. Yet the team was unable to create Kane a meaningful chance in the first-half, and almost all game. Spurs have one of the best strikers in the world, but he is being forced to feed off of one or two half-chances each match.

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