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‘They’ve gone back to the Spursy way’ Roy Keane grabs his chance to slap Tottenham

By Bruce Grove -

Tottenham suffered a second consecutive defeat in the Premier League this afternoon when Leicester City beat them 2-0.

Spurs had been in fine form this season and they were even at the top of the Premier League before losing to Liverpool in midweek.

They are now winless in their last three league games.

Having started the campaign very well, they now look mentally susceptible to defeats and Roy Keane thinks that they are back to their old self.

They did well against Liverpool, but they made costly mistakes against Leicester today with Serge Aurier and Toby Alderweireld at fault for both Leicester goals.

At half time, Keane already knew that Spurs were playing below the high levels that they have set for themselves this season and he said that Tottenham had been hoping to get counter-attacks, allowing Leicester to do things with the ball.

He said that Mourinho has done well with them, but their showing in the first 45 minutes proves that they are the same as the old Spurs.

Keane told Sky Sports at half-time via Mail Online: ‘They (Leicester) deserve it (the lead), they’ve been the better team. Spurs haven’t been great, (but) I know they’ve been depending on the counter attack. 

‘It’s like the Spurs of the old days. Lots of credit to Mourinho for sorting it, but conceding late at Liverpool, not holding on at Crystal Palace and now this. They’ve gone back to the “Spursy” way.’

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Legoverlass
Legoverlass
1 year ago

There are three principle culprits who repeatedly cost the team, goals, matches and points. They are Aurier, Dier and Davies. This team will never win a major title with those three anywhere near the first eleven. Aurier conceded a free kick against Palace in the last minutes that directly lead to a goal costing us two points, Aurier conceded a corner in the 90th minute against Liverpool and from the corner Dier fell flat on his face leaving Firmino free to score costing us all three points. Today Aurier once again conceded a penalty at a crucial time and Dier was left for dead by Maddison who scored what to me looked like a great goal. Another three points conceded.Davies didn’t play today but I have lost count of his costly errors.

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
1 year ago
Reply to  Legoverlass

Over reliant on Kane and Son sadly these are not the only players who are not good enough. There are others – Winks, Sissoko, Bergy, Lamela et al. Even Reggy has alarmingly declined!

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
1 year ago

Since joining Spurs in August 2017, Serge Aurier has given away four penalties in the Premier League – second only to Arsenal’s David Luiz (five)
(BBC Sport stat)

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
1 year ago

Unless things dramatically improve I would terminate Bale’s loan spell now if legally possible!

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
1 year ago

Sentimentality aside it simply has not worked out. Nice kid, loves Spurs
but being a pale imitation of the player he was 7 years ago sadly Bale has not lived up to the billing!!

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
1 year ago

Anybody would think I am a paid up member of his fan club but Spursy or no Spursy the creative spark missing in our tame defeat against the Foxes was epitomised by his display in Villas 3-0 victory against the Baggies at the Hawthorns this eve catching the eye week in week out is maestro closest Gascoignesque type player Jack Grealish. These kind of supremely confident, ultra confident special kind of players don’t come around very often and when they do and the opportunity arises you simply have to snap them up as Daniel Levy calamitously failed to do in 2018 for a relatively modest fee. Always at the heart of play, despite being the most fouled PL player what Grealish does especially well is by dictating tempo and hunting for the ball he makes things happen and very rarely disappoints. Burdened by carrying Villa single handedly on his shoulders was a struggle last season but not this season.
Not only vital to the Villa and England cause we could have done with him on the pitch today!!

Matt
Matt
1 year ago

PEH aside, who is an enforcer, I think our midfield options are severely limited. N’Dom is unfit and seems to struggle physically, Winks awful, Sissoko awful, Lo Celso bang average and too slow.

East Stand
East Stand
1 year ago

i doubt Jose would find a role for a player like that in his team.

I find the manner in which he’s bombed out Dele, insists on playing two defensive midfielders home and away and doesn’t use Bale in a way that even gives him any chance of recapturing any form rather frustrating. To say the very least…

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
1 year ago
Reply to  East Stand

Easty never mind Spurs IMO any club would immediately benefit from Grealish’s obvious qualities. Always making things happen he is irresistible!!

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
1 year ago

A ex blogger Ronwol always focused on flow and fluidiity (associated with Liverpool) which is sadly missing under Jose! Take our potent counter attack out of the equation what are your left with, nothing. Only consolation is that 60,000 fans whom I suspect would likely have jeered the team off at full time were not in attendance to witness such garbage!

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
1 year ago

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David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
1 year ago

Whilst I am one of his critics rather than banish him to oblivion IMO we need a revitalised Alli back.

East Stand
East Stand
1 year ago

We need a revitalized team. However, no matter how premature it may seem I feel this could be the beginning of a general downturn for Jose at Spurs that will eventually lead to his departure.

We’ve been sussed out I’m afraid and worryingly, it didn’t take long!

East Stand
East Stand
1 year ago

Ronwol will not be enjoying ‘Mourinho Ball’, yes he spoke a lot about flow and fluidity, I used to sort of understand what he meant!

However, Grealish would have been fully appreciated by our fans, loved in fact. Yes, Levy played an absolute stinker. He tried to dictate too much and the deal evaporated when Villa’s new investors moved in. A wasted opportunity.

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
1 year ago
Reply to  East Stand

Yep having made an insulting provocative derisory opening bid it’s the one no messing deal at the time in 2018 that not his style Levy should have simply immediately paid the asking price for Villa prized asset at the time!

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
1 year ago

A figure of £45m would possibly have likely clinched the deal!

Harry Hotspur
1 year ago
Reply to  East Stand

Ronwol bas banned.

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
1 year ago
Reply to  Harry Hotspur

Those were the days H!!

Legoverlass
Legoverlass
1 year ago
Reply to  East Stand

Bale needs to play regularly and alongside Kane and Son to develop a partnership. Bringing him on for a half or less in games and sticking him out wide on the right where he hardly gets a touch of the ball is a waste of time. Plus he needs quality players alongside him and not the dross he is usually put with.

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
1 year ago
Reply to  Legoverlass

Even if he plays regularly I just can’t see this Bale loan deal working out.

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
1 year ago

Spurs were linked with an interest in Grealish for most of the off-season, but waited until late in the window to make their first offer.
And Bruce says the Villa star ‘would have been a Tottenham player’ had the club pulled their finger out and made their approach earlier, rather than wait in hope of securing a better deal.

“It’s fair to say we were in such a bad position financially that if Tottenham had have done their work early, then I’m sure he would have been a Tottenham player,” the Villa boss said on Friday’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.
“Before the takeover came in, everyone was for sale – that’s how difficult the situation was.
(Talk Sport)

Rico
Rico
1 year ago

Levy not signing utds fernandes when he was practically offered to us on a plate is even worse. Same old skinflint levy

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
1 year ago
Reply to  Rico

Frustrating indeed!

Cal
Cal
1 year ago

What is the point of talking 2018 and Grealish that ship has sailed what can you say about Spurs team here and now forget about what it has, could and would been please.

James
James
1 year ago

He’s completely right. Maybe I’m just pessimistic, but this won’t end well – mark my words. We won’t win a cup this year and getting top 4 is not going to be easy.

we have had two good performances this year – Man City and Southampton. Man Utd game was against 10 men and the rest of the games Ive watched, we’ve scraped by. These are games that we would usually have won 3/4-0.

We can barely string passes together and it’s completely one dimensional. Take Kane and Son out the team and we are below average.

I was willing to let the whole philosophy of Mourinho work. But we are being found out

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