Tottenham fans will be feeling sombre this morning after suffering their second straight defeat to the hands of Liverpool yesterday at Wembley.
The Spurs team failed to turn up as the whimpered to a 2-1 loss, a score line that significantly flattered them on the day.
In truth, Liverpool could have scored five or six if they had been at full gear, and made the most of the opportunities gifted to them by Spurs.
The sluggish performance came after Tottenham’s shock defeat to Watford last time out, and fans would have thought that a gritty and determined response was to be expected.
However, the 90 minutes at Wembley was riddled with laziness, sloppy passing and all round fatigue.
During the build up to Liverpool’s first, deputising keeper Michel Vorm came out to punch away a corner, but ended up hitting the ball backwards, and then failed to clear Wijnaldum’s header off the line.
Despite his glaring error, Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino refused to blame the Dutchman: “If you ask me if it was his mistake, I think it wasn’t his mistake. Maybe my vision is different. It was a complicated situation, with [Virgil van Dijk] in front of him with [Jan] Vertonghen and a few players there. It is not easy to take the ball.
“You know what happens and it is so unfair? Always when you lose, the players that are not on the pitch are the best, and that is the most unfair situation you can translate.
“Of course, if it is good it is good, and not good, not good. But I think it wasn’t his mistake. If you analyse the action then maybe you put the focus on a different player.
“Michel was involved and the team, which is responsible, and I am responsible. But it wasn’t the problem with not getting the three points today. I am happy with his performance. It is not easy in four seasons to be in the shadow of Lloris.”
Was Vorm at fault? Would Lloris have stopped the goal? Should Gazzaniga play the next game?
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