Video: “Where is their high pressing?” – Former PL manager questions Spurs tactics

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Former Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway has questioned why Tottenham Hotspur have dropped their tactic of high pressing.

Under Mauricio Pochettino’s reign in North London, Spurs gained a reputation from putting the opposition under intense pressure whilst in possession which begins with the striker and attacking midfielders leading the press.

Holloway has claimed that Spurs no longer appear to be applying the strategy and has nothing to do with potential fatigue among the squad.

Spurs suffered their fourth Premier League loss in ten matches when they were unable to hold onto a lead against Liverpool.


Holloway is correct to highlight that Spurs no longer seem to press the opposition this season.  There is no consistency to when we try to put the opposition under pressure from game to game.

It worked well for 40 minutes against Bayern Munich before we decided to abandon the tactic and we all know how that result ended.

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