Tottenham’s unbeaten start to the season went out with a whimper at Vicarage Road yesterday, after Watford came from behind to win the game 2-1.
Spurs took the lead through fortunate circumstances early in the second half, courtesy of a deflected own goal.
Watford then claimed all three points thanks to some pretty weak Tottenham defending from set pieces. Both Deeney and Cathcart rose highest, on each occasion unchallenged, to head the ball simply into the net.
Tottenham left-back Ben Davies has blasted his side’s sloppy defending, and insists that they must improve.
Davies told The Belfast Telegraph: “It’s disappointing, especially conceding from two set-pieces. We had a great start and it felt like it was undone by two sloppy goals.
“We weren’t at our best but when you go ahead you want to see out the game and we’re disappointed not to do that.
“It’s very disappointing. We didn’t really get cut apart by extremely good football.
“If that happens sometimes you can accept it. But two set-pieces, it was sloppy and we’re very disappointed.
“We have to learn quick. We have to get it out of our system and make sure that we work on it ready for the next game.”
Pochettino chose to switch to a three at the back formation for the trip to Watford, changing from his successful selection at Old Trafford the week before.
Spurs fans can probably expect to see a reversion back to Vertonghen and Alderweireld as a back two for their crunch game against Liverpool at Wembley on the 15th of September.
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