Opinion: Five things we learned from the woeful 1-0 defeat to Southampton

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur have fallen to yet another defeat in the Premier League, losing 1-0 away to Southampton just days after they drew away to Norwich.

It has now been a year since the Lilywhites kept a clean sheet away from home, as they now find themselves lagging well behind in the race for the top four.

Here are the five things we learned from the match:

Tottenham are not good enough – 

This current Spurs side, as it is, is simply not good enough. There is not enough quality, desire, passion, energy, effort. Tottenham are just free points for their Premier League rivals at the moment and I do not see that changing any time soon.

Ndombele injury – 

Was he rushed back too soon? We know that even the player himself questioned his readiness last week, and today he was forced off injured. Coincidence? Probably not. Spurs are now without their record signing yet again.

Harry Kane injury –

As if the Ndombele injury was not bad enough, Harry Kane managed to injure his hamstring while tapping in a goal that was then ruled out for offside. When it rains it pours.

Vertonghen is finished – 

I love Vertonghen and he has been perhaps the club’s best defender in the past decade, but he is done. At 32-years of age, he has lost a step or two and is not up to the quality needed at Tottenham. He didn’t even have the out-of-position excuse today.

Mourinho mask is slipping – 

The friendly and jokey Mourinho has vanished rather soon in North London, as shown by his strange rant at the Southampton bench today. Jose walked right up to someone in the opposition staff and had a go at him, before getting booked for his troubles.

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  1. It’s just so sad. Why punish Poch for our lack of quality? We’re just not good enough to challenge even for 4th place.
    Is Levy really so smart as everyone’s saying?
    Mou is a short term solution and Poch got the boot to soon. He was suppose to be our Fergie, our Wenger. Someone who we could flourish with and cement ourselfs as a top club. Levy let Dembélé leave, refused to back Poch with the necessary funds and then kicked him to the curves after everything.
    Damn it. I’m just so upset….


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