Some Spurs fans on social media are livid with the team’s inability to create anything of substance going forward as they played out a scoreless draw against relegation-threatened Bournemouth this evening.
Jose Mourinho’s men never quite got going at the Vitality Stadium and looked sluggish right from kick-off.
Spurs looked toothless when they had the ball, as they continued to shift it from side to side in their own half, looking for nonexistent openings in the Cherries defence.
Barring the final twenty minutes of the game when they had some success in getting in-behind Bournemouth’s backline, the tempo from Tottenham was simply not quick enough to create any meaningful opportunities.
While some Spurs were understandably frustrated with the side’s display but there was some disagreement on who deserved the blame.
While a few pointed the fingers at Jose Mourinho’s tactics, others insisted that the players needed to take responsibility for the performance:
You can’t be telling me you have the likes of Kane, Son, Lucas, Bergwijn, Lamela and Ndombele all at your disposal and you’re struggling to get a shot on target – never mind a goal – against Bournemouth who are giving away goals for fun. In what world is this acceptable?!
— Noz Ahmed (@NozAhmed) July 9, 2020
Not happy with that display but is it Mourinho’s fault? I don’t think so.
— The Spurs Express (@TheSpursExpress) July 9, 2020
This is the most boring game of football I’ve watched since the Spurs game a few days ago.
— James Harris (@JamesCHarris97) July 9, 2020
Lot of talk this week about how winning with Mourinho comes at a price. Currently there's not a great deal of evidence for the former but we're still paying a hefty, hefty price for it
— Chris (@ChrisSummersell) July 9, 2020
Who wants their Tottenham back?
— The Spurs Show (@spursshow) July 9, 2020
The Jose fans will say clean sheet, good away point. 🤡s.
0 shots on target in 104 minutes v 17 defeats in 22 19th places Bournemouth.
Risk free football. Only 9 more months of this style to the League Cup Final and the guarantee he’ll win it to make it all worthwhile 🧐
— THFC1976 (@THFCsince76) July 9, 2020
How spurs fans can want José out baffles me, he inherited a team that was already poor, give him the summer to get some of his signings in and see what happens next season. Plus if he goes who are you getting in to replace him?
— Tottenham Till I Die (@tottenham_blogs) July 9, 2020
Let’s have it right, we’ve been bad for 18 months.. nicking wins whilst not playing great.
We didn’t win away for 10 months last year in the Prem.
It’s not just Jose atm.
It’s something festering under the surface of this squad.
— Adam Brooks (@EssexPR) July 9, 2020
Shocking display. I have never seen us look so toothless up top.
I don’t understand if we’re playing a defensive style of football then how do we still look more likely to concede than Bournemouth?? Makes no sense.
Need to shape up for the Derby or risk getting embarrassed
— WeAreTottenhamTV (@WeRTottenhamTV) July 9, 2020
Spurs Web Opinion
One thing that is evident over the past couple of games is that playing two pivots in Harry Winks and Moussa Sissoko means that we miss out in terms of creativity. We looked much better after we changed formation and Ndombele partnered Winks in the middle of the park. The obvious solution is to play Lo Celso deeper and drop one of Winks or Sissoko, which is what I suspect Jose will do against Arsenal. Most fans will be hoping that the Spurs boss is brave and stars Ndombele for the North London Derby, which the Frenchman arguably deserves on the back of his second-half performance.
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