Tottenham Hotspur are already down to three competitions this season after being knocked out of the Carabao Cup at the earliest possible stage.
Not only this, but Spurs were beaten by the lowest club still in the competition, with Colchester lying around mid-table down in League 2.
However, Colchester still managed to hold a strong Spurs side to a draw, before dispatching them on penalties after misses from Eriksen and Lucas Moura.
This is Tottenham’s second defeat in a row and third game in a row without a win in all competitions. To make matters worse, out of all eight fixtures played so far this season, Spurs have only won two.
Something needs to turn around for Tottenham, and quickly, otherwise they could see this season run away from them before it has even begun.
Despite the poor results, Pochettino insists that there is no problem with the effort, energy, and commitment his players are putting in on the pitch.
Poch said (Football London): “Today wasn’t a problem with energy, we ran a lot, we cannot talk about the effort or commitment. Today was, I don’t like to talk this way, when you are nearly all perfect but you don’t score it’s because something you miss in the last third.
“It is not about movement or to try, it’s about to be fresh and the quality and maybe we missed a little bit of this quality to score in the last third. But I am happy. And the way we are going to change the dynamic is by working the way we worked today. The effort was massive. That is the beauty of the cups, it can always happen. Crystal Palace were beaten in their own stadium on penalties and now the same. That’s the universe that is against us today.”
Spurs Web Opinion:
I can’t help but disagree. I haven’t seen such an effortless year in Tottenham’s recent history than 2019. I also haven’t seen much in the way of pressing and energy in the last eight games for Spurs, apart from that Crystal Palace victory.
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