Tottenham Hotspur have dropped points away from home yet again today as they threw away a 1-0 lead late on against Everton.
Dele Alli’s second-half goal wasn’t enough to secure all three points as Tosun’s header flew in during the 12-minutes of added time resulting from a horror Andre Gomes injury.
Here are the five huge mistakes I think Pochettino made today:
Not starting Foyth –
In my opinion, Foyth should be starting over Aurier every day of the week, with Walker-Peters on the bench and the Ivorian dropped from the squad. If Foyth is fit enough to start for Argentina then he can start for Spurs. He may not be the ideal right-back, but nothing can be worse than Aurier at the moment.
Putting Alli left mid –
Alli does not have the pace to be put on the wing. He couldn’t keep up with the full-back in terms of defending and he didn’t have the beating of him on the outside, making his play predictable. Eventually scored by venturing into a more central position. If Poch wants him back to his best, he needs to play him just behind a striker.
Continuing to choose Eriksen –
How this man is still making starting XIs I do not know. Pochettino should have been starting Lo Celso today or putting Alli in that central role and pushing Moura out wide. Eriksen is out of form and nearly out of contract. It’s time to phase him out.
Ndombele sub –
Poch took off Ndombele and put on Lo Celso after Spurs went 1-0 up. In my mind, you’re taking off a very physical central midfielder who can see a game out to put on a creative, far lighter weight player. Poch should have been taking Eriksen off for Lo Celso, then adding the likes of Dier to sure up the midfield if anyone.
Playing Moura as a lone striker wasn’t the play today. It should have been Son from the start or the two of them up top together. I wouldn’t have minded seeing Alli up there as a centre-forward either. Spurs just had no out ball today and they lacked the creativity to get Moura in behind.
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