Gabriel Agbonlahor has insisted that Tottenham Hotspur will get found out over the course of the season since they lack the squad depth to compete near the top.
Nuno Espirito Santo could not have asked for a better start to his Spurs career, with the Lilywhites sitting at the top of the table with maximum points from their first three games without conceding a goal.
However, even the most optimistic Spurs fans will not be getting carried away by the start, particularly given how the wheels came off in the second half of last season.
Holding on to Harry Kane is undoubtedly a big boost to the Lilywhites, who have also managed to make some smart additions to the squad over the course of the summer.
Agbonlahor, however, admitted that he has not been too impressed with what he has seen from Spurs under Nuno so far, accusing the North Londoners of ‘parking the bus’.
The pundit also asserted that Tottenham simply do not have the strength to compete on multiple fronts this season.
Here’s a transcript of the conversation that the former Aston Villa striker had with and host, Faye Carruthers on talkSPORT – 04/09/21 at 6:40 pm.
Agbonlahor: “Parking the bus for three games. They will get found out, Spurs.”
Carruthers: “What? Did you watch that Manchester City game? I was at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium for that, they did not park the bus.”
Agbonlahor: “Come on, they did. You are a secret Spurs fan, aren’t you? They have done well. But I still think they are going to fall short.
“I don’t think they are dismissing the Europa Conference League. Harry Kane started the last one – I think the Spurs fans will dismiss it, but it’s a European competition.
“It’s going to come down to squads, isn’t it? Have Spurs got the squad? They have Harry Kane. They have the young lad Scarlett, who is meant to be a very, very good player. But who else have they got?”
⚪️ "They'll get found out, Spurs."
🚌 "They have parked the bus for 3 games."
⬇️ "I still think they're going to fall short."
— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) September 4, 2021
Spurs Web Opinion
Anyone who watched our game against City will know that we did not park the bus. While we have not produced swash-buckling football by any means, we are certainly not defending as deep under Nuno when we do not have the ball as we did last season. We have also shown more of a willingness to commit bodies forward when we win the ball back.
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