‘That was Spursy’ – Pundit claims Lilywhites have been ‘unconvincing’ all season

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Jason Cundy has insisted that Tottenham’s performance against Sporting Lisbon was ‘Spursy’ and that the defeat was coming based on the way Antonino Conte’s men have performed so far this season.

Spurs dominated, both possession-wise and territorially, particularly in the second half at the Jose Alvalade Stadium and spurned some good opportunities to take the lead.

However, the home side were threatening on the counter-attack and punished the Lilywhites for failing to take their opportunities as they side scored twice in stoppage time to consign Tottenham to their first defeat of the season.

Cundy insisted that while the 2-0 scoreline flattered Sporting yesterday, Tottenham have failed to put in convincing performances this season despite picking up results.

The pundit told talkSPORT’s Sports Bar: “It wasn’t brilliant, but I don’t know how Spurs have lost that game. Trust me, I was delighted as soon as Spurs conceded because there was a little bit of Spursy-ness about that, there was.

“You’ve had a good start to the season result-wise, but performance-wise? Unconvincing. I’ve never come away from a Spurs game and gone ‘wow, they’re going to cause problems.’

“You’ve stumbled and tripped to results. You’ve not been brilliant in a lot of games that I’ve seen, but you’ve managed to get results. That says something about the team.

“You should have got beat at Stamford Bridge but you drew. You should have drawn tonight, but you got beat. I don’t quite know how you’ve dropped points tonight because they weren’t great. They weren’t brilliant, they weren’t two goals better than Spurs.”

Cundy added that Tottenham are still reliant on Harry Kane to get them goals and remarked he does not expect Richarlison to reach 15 goals this season.

He added: “Spurs had half chances. Richarlison is unconvincing. I’m not convinced that he’s the man to get goals. He might have performances, but I’m not convinced that he’ll get goals.

“He’s not 15-20 goals a season man, he’s not. Tonight, we saw that. We saw that he’s not the man who will dig you out of a situation. Harry Kane is the man. He’s still the man. If Kane doesn’t score in games that are tight, where are the goals?”

The former Chelsea man also explained why he felt the performance was deserving of the tag ‘Spursy’.

He said: “That was Spursy because it was a game that you shouldn’t have lost. That criticism and that label is always going to be there because you’re still Spurs.”

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This is further proof that the word ‘Spursy’ has lost any meaning at all. Every team in the world is going to lose games that they are not expected to over the course of a season.

To suggest that Richarlison is not going to reach double digits this season based on one poor performance when he did it for a relegation-threatened Everton last season, is also quite ridiculous.

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