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Definitely executing the game plan well. Not a big fan of conceding so much possession though. It will be hard to resist sitting too deep in the second half if the score stays the same. Bergwijn and Lamela, and Son towards the end of the half, look very lively.Like what I see so far. Bergwijn looks good.....and despite the lockdown, Lamela has managed to get his blonde highlights sorted...
If you give that Dier challenge as a foul then we might as well just scrap football. Moss loves to give penalties - remember that City game a few years ago? He is 3rd out of 21 in the list of Penalties Per Match for Referees who have been in charge of more than 200 games in the PL, only Mike Dean and Rob Styles gave more penalties.Difficult watch that one.
Good auld negative tactics. Hoof the ball and chase after it. Pathetic.
Then to listen to that arsehole downplay our bench and justify not using it after. Great way to rally the troops Jose you dick!
Thought Dier was solid. Never a pen for me, just used his strength.
Davies and Sissoko looked fit as well and put in a good shift. Everyone else looked off the boil.
Its all down to Jose,I am sure the lads did what was asked positioning wise,lopsided with aurier pushing up a bit,winks&sissoko holding,basically playing 6-1-3 with son and bergwijn tracking back,and eventually kane playing CM 2nd half in a 6-4-0 formation.TBH no one played really well,lamela with a 5½/10 was our best midfielder and perhaps dier our best defender (and hugo did ok).But son,kane were anonymous,bergwijn except the goal not all that,lamela missed several chances to put someone away.Overall it was poor,trying to hang on for 60mins isnt the spurs or even english way of playing football,and you only get any kudos if you manage to keep it 1-0.We got a point but we didn't make up any ground on them.
Just SITTING back & welcoming pressure doesn't SIT well with me.
It's not what attracted me to this club.
If this is the style of play I wanted all those years ago, I could have picked a myriad of other clubs that played all 11 men behind the ball.
I get the circumstances given the long layoff but other teams have had to suffer the same..
The problem is VAR has a hard time over ruling ones like that it seems. Pogba just fell over hard in my opinion.If you give that Dier challenge as a foul then we might as well just scrap football. Moss loves to give penalties - remember that City game a few years ago? He is 3rd out of 21 in the list of Penalties Per Match for Referees who have been in charge of more than 200 games in the PL, only Mike Dean and Rob Styles gave more penalties.
The average number of penalties per match for the other 18 refs is 0.19, Moss gave 0.24, Styles 0.27, and Dean 0.29. It doesn't sound like much but Moss gave 26% more penalties per match on average, that IS a lot.
I think the fact is, the players are not bothered. Half of them dont want to be there, and the other half are nowhere near match fit and are understandably cautious about pushing too hard and causing injury.What was most disappointing was this was our (last??) chance to get amongst the contenders for champions league (if citys ban holds).A win would have done that and was needed,we just looked unbothered by the significance of it.Honestly I would be impressed with a europa league spot now,i dont subscribe to the view having a year off europe will give us a run at anything.If we can scramble to 6 or 7th I think thats about our lot.