Spurs star believes Pochettino’s formation may have played a part in 7-2 defeat

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur will have to look back on their home tie against Bayern Munich with regret and embarrassment after the 7-2 loss, but it could have been so different.

Spurs started the game superbly, with the likes of Harry Winks and Tanguy Ndombele pulling the strings in midfield and creating plenty of chances.

Heung Min Son opened the scoring early in the first half, while the South Korean and Ndombele had other clear cut chances to add to that tally.

Unfortunately, Tottenham seemed to lose the wind from their sails when Bayern Munich grabbed a goal against the run of play and things turned from bad to worse from there.

Football London claim that Spurs started the game with a 4-2-3-1 formation, before Poch switched to a diamond at the half-hour mark.

This saw Winks sit at the base, Ndombele and Sissoko on either side, and Dele Alli at the tip, which was just about when things started to turn sour for the Lilywhites.

Moussa Sissoko has now bravely claimed that this formation tires the players too quickly.

He said (RMC Sport coverage 01/10/19 at 20:00 – as quoted by ESPN): “We get tired too quickly physically when we play with a diamond midfield.”

Spurs Web Opinion:

If even Sissoko is saying it, a senior player and one of the fittest at Spurs, Pochettino simply has to drop this formation. We can all see it.

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