Former Everton defender Phil Neville highlighted the struggling performances of at least three players who are not pulling their weight after the loss to Southampton in the Premier League earlier this week.
Spurs did manage to reach the final of the UEFA Champions League last season but their poor form in the league towards the end of the campaign suggested that certain players were not performing at the level that they should.
After a continued run of worrying results from the team this season, the club decided to say goodbye to Mauricio Pochettino, before replacing him with former Chelsea and Manchester United boss, Jose Mourinho.
Even though Spurs have secured some decent results under the management of the Portuguese, there is still so much room for improvement and that was evident in the 1-0 defeat to Southampton this week.
After that loss at the St. Mary’s stadium, Phil Neville picked out Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen and Christian Eriksen as players who are not doing enough at the moment.
“Looking at this Spurs team, and you’re thinking, ‘why are they not playing well? Why did they not play well under Pochettino?'” Neville said, as quoted by HITC
“I think some of their players are letting the club down. You think real experience players. Go back 12 months. You think of the best two centre-backs in England in Alderweireld and Vertonghen. Playing nowhere near their level. You think of Eriksen 12 months ago. Eriksen, Alli and Kane. Eriksen was the key player. He was the one who held them together. Similar to the way Fabinho does for Liverpool. Playing nowhere near the level.
“So, I think there are two or three players at Spurs that they are actually letting their teammates down with their performances. Vertonghen and Alderweireld today, struggled in the first half. Eriksen has had such a poor season for his such high standards. And I think it’s the drop off the key players which have cost Tottenham so far.”