Pundit sticks up for Spurs player after tough time at Burnley

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur have been in fantastic form this season, a campaign in which they have been up against it from the start.

Not only did the World Cup disrupt their preseason, but Spurs failed to spend a single penny in the transfer windows, have been dealt a number of key injuries, and had to part ways with Heung Min Son on two separate occasions.

Despite all this, Spurs managed to claw their way into the title race as an outsider behind Liverpool and Man City.

A win against Burnley would have temporarily taken the Lilywhites just two points off the lead, which would have later been extended to three after Liverpool drew.

Unfortunately, Burnley turned up in force at Turf Moor and made the afternoon miserable for Tottenham, beating them 2-1.

The Burnley front line was particularly impressive, not giving Tottenham’s defenders a moments rest all game.

Juan Foyth in particular really struggled with the constant pressure, but Jamie Redknapp has leapt to his defence.

Redknapp said (Live on SkySports, quoted by Football London): “It was tough for him. He’s a talented player. I’ve seen him have really good games.

“I’ve seen him struggle away from home at times, because it’s completely different when you play away from home, especially a side like Burnley. They chase everything, they get it into the corners, and you can see the first half he really struggled, the manager had to take him off, it goes back to when you and Peter Crouch played together.

“Some striking partnerships just work together and they make it really difficult. He [Foyth] didn’t get a minute’s rest.

“It’s not a nice game sometimes. If you see someone is having a bad time.”

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