Spurs trail Brighton 1-0 at half time at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in what has been an extremely cagey first forty five minutes.
Jose Mourinho made a couple of changes to the side that lost 2-0 to Chelsea on Sunday with Harry Winks coming into midfield and Ryan Sessegnon making his first Premier League start for Spurs replacing the suspended Son Heung-min.
The game started quite slowly with the away side happy to let the Tottenham defenders have the ball and play on the counter after winning it in midfield.
Neither goalkeeper was tested too much in the first half an hour but Harry Kane had the ball in the net after being played through by Winks, only for VAR to rule the striker offside in the build up play.
Brighton then took the lead against the run of play as a free kick swing in from a wide area was powered home by Adam Webster from close range.
Some Spurs fans were livid with the lack of urgency the team displayed in the first and demanded that Mourinho make some changes at half time.
I repeat we are a poor poor football team. Pochettino wasn't the problem. Mourinho isn't the problem. Its these players. They are not good enough. Simple as that.
— Trevor Lloyd (@Trevorlloyd92) December 26, 2019
Winks is definitely not good enough for us.
— Hotspur World (@Hotspur_World) December 26, 2019
The only time we look remotely dangerous these last few weeks is when we hoof it over the back 4. This is utterly depressing.
— Dan (@YidVids) December 26, 2019
We got away with our defensive frailties when we were scoring 3 goals a game. Now Brighton will inevitably park the bus after the break and we’ll have an even bigger task on our hands. Sort it out, Spurs. #COYS
— Kerry 💙⚽️ (@KerryCOYS) December 26, 2019
— DT (@KingKane__10) December 26, 2019
This game is crying out for a fit Tanguy Ndombele to take control of our midfield.
We look absolutely devoid of any creativity or any imagination in the centre of the park when the Spurs summer signing is not on the field of play for us.#THFC #COYS #TOTBHA pic.twitter.com/V0KMewCsZn
— Ricky Sacks 🎙 (@RickSpur) December 26, 2019
We surrendered the initiative at home to Brighton.
— The Spurs Express (@TheSpursExpress) December 26, 2019
1 shot on target in 147 minutes at home!! Might just as well give GLC a chance now.
— THFC1976 (@THFCsince76) December 26, 2019
Spurs Web Opinion
We need to show a little more urgency on the ball in the final third. We are moving the ball way too slowly and are waiting for something to happen rather than forcing the issue. We still have more than enough quality to come back from this and get all three points.
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