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Journalist laments the lack of help coming from the Tottenham bench
By Bruce Grove -

Tottenham has hit a rough patch in their fine start to the season as they were beaten 2-0 by Leicester City at the weekend.

That loss was their second consecutive Premier League loss, and they are now winless in three league games.

Spurs have relied on Harry Kane and Son Heung-min for much of their goals this season.

With Jose Mourinho only trusting certain players to do the job, he has hardly rested the likes of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Moussa Sissoko.

However, every team that has won things have had good players who can come off the bench to make things happen.

Spurs do have the likes of Harry Winks and Gareth Bale to call on, but they haven’t done enough when they have been brought in.

Bale was in uninspiring form again against the Foxes, and Sports Mail’s Adam Shergold says that the likes of Bale have to help Kane and Son.

He writes: “As Liverpool pull clear, Tottenham, who a week ago looked the most likely to challenge them, have picked up just one point from nine.

“While Harry Kane and Son Heung-min have formed the most devastating partnership in the Premier League this season, there is a danger that Spurs become too reliant on them.

“In Sunday’s 2-0 defeat to Leicester, that telepathic link between the pair seemed to have broken down but the back-up options off the bench couldn’t improve things.

“Jose Mourinho brought Gareth Bale on at half-time and Lucas Moura early in the second half but neither were able to turn the game around.

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James McKevitt
James McKevitt
1 year ago

Basically the first team does not have enough quality players and the bench has no game changers. We’ll outside City and Liverpool who does?
You can’t do everything you need to in one and a bit seasons but we’re getting there. Liverpool under Klopp in his first three seasons finished, 8th, 4th, 4th.

Last edited 1 year ago by James McKevitt
Limerick Al.
Limerick Al.
1 year ago
Reply to  James McKevitt

Yes James. Jose still has a lot of deadwood to be moved on. I would like him to use the January Window to make some more moves.

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
1 year ago
Reply to  Limerick Al.

Names?

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
1 year ago

Gedson fernandes, Winks, Dele in that order…. Get grealish in an ideal world.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
1 year ago

Yep. Dont forget Davies. What a load a rubbish he is. Trains well though so for that reason poch gave him a 5 year contract. Joke ting..

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
1 year ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

Yep.. He would be next on the hitlist for me.. We do have Reg.. For now… Winks Dele and Davies have all struggled in the ropey ffs.. No time for carriers.. They’ve had their chances. Good work, good luck, goodbye.

LIMERICK AL.
LIMERICK AL.
1 year ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

Yes . Davies is a Non Player , with a good attitude. Making him Captain sends out a bad message , in my opinion .

LIMERICK AL.
LIMERICK AL.
1 year ago

Winks , Lamela , Sanchez , for starters . I think Dele will be given a last chance . You can add him to the list if he acts the Goat .

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
1 year ago
Reply to  James McKevitt

Despite making progress we are miles away from Liverpool.
Which Spurs players would get in the current Liverpool side?.
Kane and Son is the obvious answer. However given Liverpools potent attack even those two would not be guaranteed a place.

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
1 year ago

Lloris, Toby and Reguillion would all get in their team for me… And Kane… Choosing Son or Mane would be tough. Mane is more consistent so he pips it.. The rest of our defence and midfield no chance.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
1 year ago

Ndom? Celly? Peh? Japh? Our under 18s and under 21s pi$$ on theirs too. Fck pool

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
1 year ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

I’m not sure any of those guys would dislodge their firsts.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
1 year ago

Ndom better than all of them.

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
1 year ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

He’s got skill and ability thats for sure.. But he needs to be doing it for 90 mins week in week out.. I’m still not sure he has the psychology to mix it with the best.. Fabinho, keita, Hendo and co are winners. They have the mentality… Ndom has it all to prove still.. Fair shout to the lad he is trying now. The effort is there now. He could become better than all of them, but he’s not there yet.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
1 year ago

Miles away from Liverpool? You’re talking rubbish.

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