LIVERPOOL 2 SPURS 0
Plenty are looking for excuses for the performance against Liverpool, wondering what went wrong, who was to blame.
The answer is perfectly simple. We saw it against Liverpool at White Hart Lane, we saw it against Bayer Leverkusen. The simple explanation is we struggle to handle a high press.
The teams that came to White Hart Lane earlier in the season were using a high press and it consistently gets us into difficulties. The same tactics that work for us on other teams, work for other teams against us. That shouldn't be a surprise.
We saw once again the problems on the left when there is no cover in front of a full-back. Ben Davies was exposed just as Danny Rose used to get exposed when Gareth Bale didn't defend and Christian Eriksen when he first arrived didn't do his defensive duties.
Just as then the problem wasn't all Danny Rose, so yesterday it wasn't all Ben Davies. We have seen earlier against top teams, notably Chelsea at Stamford Bridge that Eric Dier has a lot to learn as a centre-back and once again he was exploited.
A very difficult day at the office but at least we remain second.
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