Opinion: Five things we learned from Tottenham’s draw with Everton

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur could only manage a point away to Everton in the Premier League last night despite taking the lead at Goodison, with the game ending 2-2.

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

Top four over – Spurs still had a slim chance of getting back into the top four race with a few wins on the bounce but two more dropped points have all but ended their hopes of Champions League football next season. It baffles me why they didn’t go for it more at the end.

Harry Kane injury – When Kane holds his ankle, you know it is going to be bad. How unfortunate that he may risk missing the final because Richarlison rolled onto his leg with two minutes to go in an awful 2-2 draw.

Five at the back – It seems as if every time Spurs try to switch to five at the back for extra width or to match the opposition, it goes poorly. That was the case yet again last night as the wing-backs quickly joined forces to become a static flat back five.

No control – Games are won and lost in the engine room and Tottenham most certainly came out second best. The game literally passed Hojbjerg and Sissoko by both on and off the ball, leaving Spurs with no foundation to build from. Son and Kane went long periods without even touching the ball up front.

The cup final – Simply put, the Carabao Cup Final is now make or break for Spurs. A win and they have had a decent season, nothing better. A loss and it has been the worst season in around a decade for me.

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