BBC football pundit Karen Carney has admitted that Tottenham Hotspur’s performance against West Ham United left her bored.
Carney was watching the game as part of the BBC’s live website coverage of the Premier League clash and was disappointed by the lack of energy shown by Nuno Espirito Santo’s side.
The Hammers started the game as the better of the two sides and came close to breaking the deadlock through a Pablo Fornals volley and a header from Tomas Soucek.
The rare chances that Spurs did manage to create, they were unable to finish with Harry Kane unable to beat Lukasz Fabianski with a header just before half time and Oliver Skipp showed his lack of experience in front of goal when he failed to get himself in the right position to convert Sergio Reguilon’s cross across the six-yard box.
Carney believes that Spurs need to show more mettle against clubs in the top half of the table if they have any hope of finishing in the top six come the end of the season.
She told BBC Sport (24/10/21 at 15:56): “I’m disappointed in Tottenham. They bored me a little bit if I’m honest.
“They were slow. Where was the energy? I was like “come on, there is more from you”. You can’t wait to grow into games and they didn’t test Lukasz Fabianski enough with the forward players that they’ve got. There wasn’t enough energy.
“No disrespect to Newcastle and Aston Villa but it is good getting results against them but these are the games you’ve got to stand up in if you have top-six aspirations.”
Spurs started slowly against Newcastle United the weekend previous and found themselves behind within the first two minutes and appear to be struggling to get on the front foot against their opponents from the kick off.
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