Spurs players tell home truths after defeats

Tottenham Hotspur’s players spoke some home truths last week following their poor results against Leicester City and AC Milan.

What’s happened at Tottenham?

The past week was a difficult spell for the north London side who went into the game against the Foxes on the back of a stunning victory against Manchester City.

And yet, despite beating the champions fairly comfortably, Antonio Conte’s men suffered concerning defeats in the Premier League and the Champions League.

But the side were able to right their wrongs on Sunday against West Ham United as the victory in N17 saw them climb back into the top four.

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Speaking on his YouTube channel, Alasdair Gold has suggested the players were able to get a few things off their chest before the game against their London rivals:

“I heard some home truths were told. Lots of open, honest opinions and just essentially, especially about the Leicester match, trying to work out where things went wrong.

“Not so much pointing fingers, but everyone accepting blame. I think there’s too much in football of ‘oh, it’s his fault, or there’s this excuse we can cling to’. And I think the players just had to be honest.”

Will Tottenham finish in the top four?

There is still an awful lot for Tottenham to play for this season and despite some turbulent form, they do sit in a promising situation with a matter of months still to go.

Newcastle United still hold a game in hand over Spurs and sit just one point behind the north London side but they have been struggling for form themselves.

Despite a stunning record of just two defeats in the Premier League this season, Eddie Howe’s men have only won one of their last seven games in the league.

Will Spurs finish in the top four?





And the two sides will have to face each other on Tyneside later in the season with the date yet to be confirmed with Spurs playing for a spot in the next round of the FA Cup in the coming weeks.

But even if Spurs are to fall short of the Champions League spots, they do still have the FA Cup to play for and their Champions League journey has not been finalised just yet.

Although Spurs are carrying a number of significant injury issues, they do only find themselves one goal down to AC Milan as they prepare to welcome the Serie A champions to N17 next month.

It does feel as if the season is there to be had for Tottenham despite their issues but it will come down to whether they can nail down some consistent results across all competitions and avoid shocks like the defeat against Leicester.

And perhaps for the players to get the best out of themselves they may have to be told by their teammates where they are going wrong.