Opinion: Five things we learned from the defeat to Leicester City

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Tottenham Hotspur fell to yet another away defeat in the Premier League at the weekend as they gave away a 1-0 lead at Leicester City.

Spurs looked dominant all game, but shot themselves in the foot on the road again by failing to kill the game off and handing the opposition an easy way back in.

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

VAR? Really?

I’m all for VAR, but in offside decisions that are so tight, it is impossible for the frame rates to be accurate enough to make a certain call. I also do not believe that Son’s armpit should constitute as offside and it does very much feel as if we were cheated out of three points, to be honest. These rules certainly need looking at.

Poch’s subs –

While I think the starting XI was set up superbly, Poch left a lot to be desired from his late substitutions. It wasn’t the time to send an unfit Wanyama out on the pitch to close out the win and the likes of Eriksen and Lucas were given next to no time to turn things around.

Top four –

It looks as if the top four is the best Spurs can do this season, based on their squad and quality. It will likely be a scrap until the very end between Chelsea, Spurs, Arsenal, and United. Tottenham need to ensure that this is a transitioning season to bed the new players in. Hopefully, the team will be in a good place come the latter half of the season.

Nervy Gazzaniga –

Spurs missed Hugo this weekend. Gazzaniga looked nervy in goal, perhaps down to a lack of first-team football of late. With the form that Lloris is in, you just back him to save anything and Tottenham could have done with that against Leicester.

Maddison –

This lad simply must be Eriksen’s successor.

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