Crystal Palace 3 – 0 Spurs
Well, that was rubbish! I said NES was overly cautious and he certainly proved it here. It was a terrible experience watching that match. The tactics are all wrong and only x4 games into it! The cautious wins recently (each match by a single goal) masked the issues that were bubbling underneath and this was always going to happen. I am hoping its a wake-up call and NES realises what needs to be done and he mustnt repeat obvious errors. For me, we have a good squad, not a world smashing squad, but a squad good enough to see us finish 5th. Man.City, Chelsea, Man.Utd, Liverpool, these are the teams for top#4. Defo not Spurs this season, but Spurs should be building a platform for the future. Playing turgid counter attack football with no press, a narrow midfield and very few goal scoring opportunities isn’t the way to treat this squad. I’ve listed who I think should play in a 4-3-3 formation, and their backup if the senior player is injured. I hated putting Winks in there, but we already have a player in Pape Sarr currently on loan who will take over next season. Winks should move on, the writing is already on the wall for him. Sanchez I feel is also someone to move on next season. Still need a replacement for Kane but I think if Spurs can last another 2 seasons we can probably use one of the academy products. Hojberg and Skipp should not be playing together on the park unless we feel we’re facing one of the top 4 and opt to defend and play for a draw.
posted on Sep 13, 2021