Tottenham Hotspur centre-back Davinson Sanchez has been discussing Spurs’ recent run of form, following their 2-0 win over West Bromwich Albion on Sunday.
Before they managed to beat the Baggies in their latest Premier League game, the Lilywhites went on a run of three straight losses in the top flight.
What has Sanchez said about Spurs’ problems?
Sanchez has addressed Tottenham’s recent form and in a tweet sharing his article on the defender’s comments, Football.London reporter Alasdair Gold explained that the Colombian centre-back spoke about Tottenham’s ‘problems.’ On the club’s recent issues, the £36m-rated man had this to say:
“We have been having a lot of possession but it’s not just about possession, we need to create chances, we’ve been trying and we’ve been fighting to find a way. We are hoping to find something that we’ve been missing but the only way to get back on track is to make sure we carry on pushing each other.”
Transfer Tavern take
Spurs scored just one goal in their three games prior to Sunday’s win over West Brom – their 3-1 loss to Liverpool, a 1-0 defeat to Brighton and Hove Albion, and their 1-0 loss to Chelsea.
Per Understat, the Lilywhites generated an xG of just 0.10 versus Liverpool, 0.37 versus Brighton and 0.57 versus Chelsea, which adds up to an xG of 1.04 from those three games, indicating that they scored about as much as they would’ve been expected to, based on the quality of the chances that they created.
So, perhaps Sanchez is right in suggesting that a lack of creativity has been Spurs’ biggest problem of late.
Harry Kane is Tottenham’s top league assist provider this term with 11, and he played just 45 minutes versus Liverpool before he sat out the north London club’s games versus Brighton and Chelsea with an ankle injury.
Perhaps the club needs to work on finding alternative sources of creativity to Kane to prevent this issue from cropping up again. It will be interesting to see if they manage to do this.
Do Spurs rely on Kane too much?
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