Ricky Sacks and former Eastenders actor (and Spurs fan) Ricky Norwood discussed Tottenham Hotspur’s latest defeat to Chelsea and they were not really happy with the performance their team mustered against the Blues.
Jose Mourinho has so far managed 22 games for Spurs since his appointment and the ‘Special One‘ so far has 11 wins, four draws and seven losses under his belt. Even though the team is currently in sixth, only four points below Chelsea in fourth, this was their big chance to jump over their rivals and make that claim for the top four spots. However, Frank Lampard outclassed Mourinho once again by masterminding a 2-1 Blues victory, which urged Norwood to rip into the gaffer’s tactics and being too defensive.
He joined Sacks on The Last Word on Spurs (24/02/2020), saying: “It was like a nothing game. It was like if Tyson Fury went in and just held his hands up against Wilder and just waited until he got clocked before he threw anything back. It’s not gonna work out you know? I mean, it’s not gonna work. You gotta be on the offensive. You gotta give them things to worry about. Chelsea were never worried about any one of our players. Not once.”
Looking at the statistics following the clash, it’s difficult not to agree with Norwood’s statement. Indeed, Spurs only managed five shots (per SofaScore) on the day and had no big chances while Chelsea registered 17 and three respectively.
The problem is, even though he’s been accused of being too passive and defensive by Norwood, 36 goals conceded in 27 matches played in the Premier League would suggest they’re struggling on that front as well.
Spurs fans, do you agree with Norwood’s verdict or do you still believe Mourinho’s tactics are going to come good eventually? Let us know in the comments down below!Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!
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