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Spurs’ Starting XI vs The Red Bulls
By Harry Hotspur -
My thanks to our very own Daytripper

Red Bull Leipzig are young and have shown nerves in massive matches, especially when they are pressed hard. Constant pressure will lead to bad giveaways and quality counters for our speedy forwards.

Have to attack the right side of their defence, particularly Klostermann, their right centre-back. He is suspect – he has poor footwork, makes poor decisions at times and will ball watch. 

Adams or Mukiele to his right are good attacking wingers, but not strong 1 on 1 defenders yet.

Jose-ball should work very well here against their high line. If Lucas can make runs across Upamecano to pull him out and then have Dele make runs behind him, we can open them up with long diagonals.  

This was a perfect match up for Sonny.  They are also suspect to attacks from out wide, but that is not Jose’s style.   

Take Werner out of the match, man-mark him if necessary.  They have played matches where they generated nearly 30 shots, more than 10 of those high quality (goals Kane would score most of the time), but come away with only a couple goals. 

They can be dreadful finishers (not Werner!). I think this is why they chose to go after Olmo – they had to improve the quality of their finishing.

How we could lose…

If we play the way we did on Sunday it will be a repeat of our first match against Bayern: We cannot turn the ball over in our own half as frequently as we did against Villa, or they will destroy us. 

Continuing to give away so many silly corners/set pieces.  They are lethal on set pieces; Nagelsmann has designed a seemingly endless number of creative set plays, all three of their centre-backs are great leapers, and their delivery from corners is superb. 

Sit back – drop back too deep.  Leipzig can cut open the tightest packed defences, similar to Man City.  We must stay compact and press them hard when they enter our zone.

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75 responses to “Spurs’ Starting XI vs The Red Bulls”

  1. MrChickenHead says:

    RB’s tactical fouling was very impressive tonight, fouled us out of the game.

  2. Why the f**k doesn’t he play Tanganga in Aurier’s position? That has to be a no brainer!

  3. Mr_Nope says:

    Frustrated beyond belief. I am getting tired crap that should have been addressed months if not years ago.

  4. Legoverlassarisen says:

    Turgid stuff. We have a team that don’t play for 75 mins and then we bring on players who should have started and play for the last 15 mins. That’s the tactic smash and grab football. Davies and Aurier really are not up to CL standard or even EPL. No overlapping, and crossing is useless. We cannot keep possession. A world class stadium and training ground and a squad that shows all the markings of owners who don’t give a f**k.

  5. How many first halfs have we thrown away this season?

  6. Paul Terry says:

    Last 30 minutes much better in terms of chances created. Being crippled with injuries really isn’t helping

  7. Jonathan Hurst says:

    Not perfect, not good but still hope coys

  8. Lilywhite without the II says:

    Some great players, some ok players, terrible tactics..

  9. England Mike says:

    What a chance !

  10. Jonathan Hurst says:

    God I’m tired
    Tired of this same ethos
    Tired of no one really to blame
    Cos they are all to blame
    And that sucks
    Tired of an incomplete puzzle
    Tired of the missing pieces
    Tired of watching a team which is so totally amazing yet crap at the same time
    Tired of transfer seasons that fail
    Tired of I told you so when it goes pete tong
    Tired of the media berating us
    God I’m tired

    But I still love spurs and will be tired forever more

  11. Eddie says:

    Ampadu has a fine range of passing,fortunately he hasn’t been tested defensively.

  12. MrChickenHead says:

    This is ugly football.

  13. England Mike says:

    At least its not a pen.

  14. England Mike says:

    Its a case of how long they maintain that high tempo and if we can create chances.

  15. Willie! says:

    Hoddle talking nonsense. If the goal keeper is captain, and Timo is standing over there totally unmarked, when your RB should be covering him – then yell at him and sort it out, captain.That’s as much on Hugo as Aurier.

  16. Limerick AL. says:

    Happy with a scoreless draw anyone ? Being honest our only chance of going through are away goals or a Pen shootout. It looks as though Jose has us set up for this.

  17. Lilywhite without the II says:

    City stadium half empty…!…still hopefully West Ham get relegated..

  18. Not to worry the last ten minutes will be great.

  19. Lord Croker says:

    Leipzig are working very hard out of possession. Still even Steven’s so we’re still in there in.

  20. daytripper says:

    My dream is that Jose is just a one season fill-in and we go out and bring in Nagelsmann this summer. That team is really fun to watch, I would love to see that style of football and that big brain managing us.

  21. MrChickenHead says:

    We are still in this…..just.

  22. Lilywhite without the II says:

    Even our throw-ins are depressing..

    • Limerick AL. says:

      True. In defence or attack nobody wants the ball ?

      • Jonathan Hurst says:

        Starting to think we have a team do stupid they can only do the first instruction…jose said hold your positions so no one loves, jose says dont concede no one attacks etc

  23. Lilywhite without the II says:

    Team tactics “hold on tight, enjoy the ride”, “and if you can”, “just can”, “try and score a goal”…

  24. Eleventstonedidiots says:

    Ledley Sanchez

  25. Eddie says:

    Lloris and Sanchez earning their money tonight.

  26. Lilywhite without the II says:

    If Grimsby Town FC come to town they’d out-pass us..

  27. Lilywhite without the II says:

    Why cant we just pass the ball….

  28. Eddie says:

    Lo Celso made a lovely break from deep a while ago yet instead of making space for themselves our two attackers just ran alongside their defenders.Clueless.

  29. Lilywhite without the II says:

    Great ball Genson

  30. Eleventstonedidiots says:

    Hopefully their energy levels will wane..

  31. Lilywhite without the II says:

    good attack…need a striker 🤔

  32. Lilywhite without the II says:

    Spurs coach..”right, try and pass, then pass, then pass again”…this time dont lose the ball…

  33. England Mike says:

    Every time we break they take us out in cynical fashion.

    • Spurs est1882 says:

      So do Liverpool and city. It’s the best way to defend if your style is too commit players to attacking

  34. Eddie says:

    Doesn’t Davies even in his wildest dreams think of playing the ball forward.

  35. Eleventstonedidiots says:

    Dear God i hope LoCleso doesnt get injured

  36. Lilywhite without the II says:

    Love Celso…..propa playa

  37. Jenas is killing my ears

  38. Eleventstonedidiots says:

    Sitting off sitting off. Winks struggling badly so far

  39. Eleventstonedidiots says:

    Ropey start

  40. Jonathan Hurst says:

    Any quick links to a stream boys

  41. Limerick AL. says:

    One Nil to THFC would be nice. Can we prevent an away goal ?

  42. England Mike says:

    Big test for Ampadu .

  43. Well this will be interesting 🧐

  44. MrChickenHead says:

    I don’t think any of their backline are first choice 2 injured and the Upman suspended. Hope it work for us.

    • daytripper says:

      True. Klostermann has been starting at RCB for the last few months, but he is a natural fullback. Angelino has been their first choice LB. He is still a total mess like he was at Man City, if anyone gets a stupid red card tonight it will be him.

      They are lining up 4-2-3-1. This tells me that Nagelsmann is not scared of our attack and he is going to go for it. Should be a fun match!

  45. Lord Croker says:

    No Dier. Hooray.