Tottenham had a great chance to get back on track after their poor run of recent results as they travelled to the Riverside Stadium to take on Middlesbrough in an FA Cup third-round tie today.
Jose Mourinho named a strong team for the match, but the Lilywhites failed to get the better of the Championship side on the day. The home side hung onto a draw, thus forcing a replay at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
While Mourinho’s men were in control of the game for the majority of the ninety minutes, they failed to create too many clear cut chances until the latter stages of the second half.
It was only after the introduction of Giovani Lo Celso and Erik Lamela in the second half that Spurs got impetus going forward.
Some Spurs fans on social media were fed up with the lack of creativity in the team for the past few weeks and called for the club to invest considerably this month to improve the squad.
Positives for me.
— ᴅᴀᴠɪᴅ ᴇʟʟɪs • (@fullback03) January 5, 2020
Just want to enjoy one game.
— The Fighting Cock (@LoveTheShirt) January 5, 2020
With the way our current squad is in we really our in a crisis. Last PL away clean sheet came when Dembele was still at as, 1 clean sheet in our last 13 games, we’ve gone behind 1st in our last 5 games and now we’ve taken Championship Middlesbrough to a replay. SORT THIS OUT LEVY
— Max 🌪 (@MaxTHFC_) January 5, 2020
Final ball was absolutely shocking today.
Alli & Eriksen anonymous
Defence shocking again.
How many more chances will Dier get?
— Manoamano 🏴 (@Manoama89203646) January 5, 2020
His face sums it up…👇🏻
— Lee McQueen (@LeeMcQueen) January 5, 2020
These lads have been, by far, my favourite #THFC team of my life. But, that being said, elite football is cyclical, clinical and devoid of all sentiment. The spine is broken and the core is rotten. Pochettino admitted as much. They’ve been shit for over a year. Reboot is overdue.
— Raj Bains (@BainsXIII) January 5, 2020
At the end of the last 4 or so Spurs games I've dreaded the next game, but once it comes around you think there might be change, something exciting. But it doesn't. Same low intensity, tepid, long ball rubbish.
— James Dickens (@JamesWDickens) January 5, 2020
Unless Spurs bring in top quality signings in this window the message from the board is clear. They know fans will support their side regardless and the board take advantage of that, they keep feeding us shite and we keep asking for more #MIDTOT #THFC #COYS
— London Hotspur (@LondonHotspur) January 5, 2020
Spurs Web Opinion
While our first half performance today left a lot to be desired, I thought we created enough chances in the second half to have won the game. We were yet again quite wasteful in the final third. We need more from the likes of Eriksen and Alli in the middle of the park in games like these when the opposition plays with ten men behind the ball.
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