A Wembley win, but certainly not convincing

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Well, we finally won at Wembley, but it was a very average display, and due to other teams around them in the league dropping points, the 3 points we secured, became the main talking point.

Hugo Lloris kept Spurs in the game, with one particular quick reaction save, down to his left from a corner, was excellent.  Our defence was generally okay, but without a natural left-back, Son playing as a left sided wing-back didn’t work once more. He had a particularly poor game even when going forward.

The midfield was ok except for Eric Dier, who had another very average game once again, and I do strongly feel he should be dropped asap.

Sissoko again blew a great chance to show us what he can really do, in another game where Spurs dominated possession. The worst example being in the dying seconds of the game, when Spurs were breaking from defending a corner, they were four on one, Sissoko had the ball on the right wing, and a choice of three team mates to play it to. What does he do? he over hits a simple cross field ball to Georges-Kevin. Nkoudou, a ‘hospital pass’ if ever there was one, their keeper clatters the poor guy, and he has to go off, Spurs receive a free-kick, end of game.

The attack which as we know is usually deadly, was subdued, and at times both Harry Kane and Deli Alli seemed a little ‘off the pace ‘ or lacking in that killer instinct quality in front of goal.

In conclusion, Bournemouth played a patient game and could easily of forced a draw today, but equally Spurs had enough opportunities to kill the game off, but didn’t. Perhaps psychologically they have overcome the Wembley hoodoo, but they still need to finish teams off earlier rather than later, I don’t know about other fans, but my nerves couldn’t take another game like that not for a while at least !

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Mainly disagree.

    Son is much less effective on the Left when there’s no room to run. Once he started moving around he was fine enough and laid on the assist for the goal.

    Sissoko was excellent when he came on. His final pass on that break was only about a foot too far forward, and the advancing runners with him could have spread out rather more to help him

    Dele put in a great shift – even when not on all cylinders he works hard and does things no-one else can do.

    Basically the approach was wrong in the first half and no-one did much. When corrected it could have been 4-1 with a bit more precision.

    Not a great performance. But not to play that well and win with a clean sheet is our new Tottenham 2.0. Compare/contrast with Arsenal yesterday haha

  2. You didn’t read the game too well!
    Son didn’t play as a wing back… Vertonghen played left back from the kick off in a 4 at the back formation. Poch changed this to 3 after half time and moved Son over to the right.

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