The match against Leicester was, yet another, disappointing performance against a club we are better than. I was shocked when we finally scored, unfortunately, that feeling only lasted a few seconds before I felt deja vu. We drew the match in the most Tottenham-like way possible, and it showed how much we still need to improve. I believe that, since our performance was so poor, we had much to learn from the draw.
We need a new signing
Firstly, it showed we that still are in need of a new signing. I believe we are most in need of another striker, I hope Clinton Njie can fill that role, but I would prefer we sign someone like Saido Berahino. I think Berahino would’ve changed the match, because he would have drawn attention away from Harry Kane. Whenever Kane got the ball, Leicester’s defence would flock to him, usually causing a wasted shot. If Berahino was in our side, he would’ve forced their defence to mark both himself and Kane, giving Kane more space and more options. I believe with this advantage we would’ve won the match.
Lamela must go
Secondly, Lamela must go. I have always been a fan of the Argentinian winger, and I was always willing to give him another shot. This was his last shot. With Eriksen gone, this was Erik Lamela’s chance to finally show his ability, and he failed. In sixty-five minutes, he made zero difference, and when he was subbed off, we actually looked a lot better. Plain and simple, Lamela is deadweight, and he must be sold.
Alli deserves more minutes
Finally, Dele Alli deserves more minutes. I was pleasantly surprised when, after being subbed on just fifteen minutes earlier, Alli put away a diving header. Sadly, an in form Mahrez walked down and scored about fifteen seconds after Alli, but that shouldn’t take away Alli’s performance. The nineteen year-old did quite well, and seemed to give us a little life after entering the match. If he can continue to do that, I have no doubt he will get much more play time.
Simply put, we just haven’t been very good. This was the first match which I think we never really played well, or showed many bright spots. Our squad is definitely in need of some improving, and I can only hope and pray we get it. Next week against Everton will be a good test for us, and hopefully we will be able to snatch up a couple new signings before the end of the transfer window. COYS!
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