‘Bunch of spoiled kids’ – Pundit gives verdict on ten Spurs players

Date published: Thursday 17th September 2020 11:16

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Spurs looked “like a bunch of spoiled kids” in their opening day defeat to Everton on Sunday, according to former midfielder Jamie O’Hara.

Spurs went down 1-0 to Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s second-half goal in north London and it was a limp display by Jose Mourinho’s men, who were well off the pace.

Mourinho said after the match that he “did not like his team” and they lacked intensity, but did give them mitigation in the shape of poor preparation.

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And O’Hara reckons “anyone could play against Spurs” at the moment with a number of “average” players in their squad.

“They look like a bunch of spoiled kids! Get some leaders and characters in the camp and pull your fingers out – this is Spurs Football Club you are playing for,” O’Hara told talkSPORT.

“You go through that team: Davies, average; Alderweireld, average; Dier, below average; Doherty, just signed, decent; Hojbjerg, average; Winks, decent; Alli, average; Son, brilliant; Kane, brilliant; Lucas Moura, touch and go.

“We need centre-backs with pace. We’ve just signed Matt Doherty from Wolves who has been playing wing-back for years; he’s not a right-back, he’s a wing-back.

“So if you are going to play him that high up the pitch you need two centre-halves who are very, very quick and very, very good one-on-one defenders, because they are going to get left exposed.

“You need to squeeze up the pitch and be brave and press high up. If they get done in behind or done over the top, that’s on me – I’m the gaffer.

“But I guarantee over the course of a season you will condense a pitch enough to win the ball back more in high areas and be closer together so you’ll be able to control football matches.

“They are so stretched, it’s unbelievable. I mean, anyone could play against Spurs!”


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