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Tottenham Hotspur: Club are ‘not the side they were’, claims Ally McCoist

Tottenham Hotspur: Club are ‘not the side they were’, claims Ally McCoist

Former footballer Ally McCoist thinks there is ‘something going on’ at Tottenham, after Mauricio Pochettino’s side were destroyed by Bayern Munich in the Champions League.

The humiliating 7-2 scoreline ensured Spurs suffered a fresh setback as they face a fight to qualify for the knockout stages of the Champions League, following their opening 2-2 draw with Olympiakos.

Spurs have suffered from some indifferent form of late, letting leads go against Arsenal and Leicester City, as well as Bayern last night, while they were dumped out of the Carabao Cup on penalties by League Two Colchester United.

With the state of the club up for discussion once again following Bayern’s destructive performance on Tuesday evening, ex-Scotland international McCoist was aware of the problems Spurs are facing, but was none the wiser as to how they can resolve their current issues.

Asked whether there was a problem with Spurs after the heavy defeat, McCoist told TalkSPORT: “Well, clearly there is because we’re talking about them every week.

“But clearly, they’re not the side they were that reached the Champions League final last year, that’s glaringly obvious. And you look at the problems that they’ve had whether with [Jan] Vertonghen, [Christian] Eriksen, [Toby] Alderweireld. There looks to be something going on.”

While Tottenham got back to winning ways in the Premier League as they edged past Southampton with 10 men last weekend, the stop-start nature of their season is in stark contrast to the beliefs of some in the summer that Pochettino’s team could challenge the Premier League’s top two.

Based on the evidence they have provided so far in this campaign, sixth-placed Tottenham hardly look like a side capable of troubling Europe’s best as they did last season on their way to the Champions League final.

Given that their league form – which currently reads as having three wins in 10 – has not exactly improved either side of the previous season’s close, it would not be surprising to find McCoist is not the only one unable to explain the woes Spurs are experiencing at present.

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