Tottenham suffered their fourth defeat in their last five games in the Premier League after they lost 2-1 against West Ham on Thursday night (7 December).
This is for the first time in Premier League history, Spurs have taken the lead in all of their last five games, and they ended up not winning in each of them.
Naturally, questions were raised about whether the blip in form is down to Ange Postecoglou’s philosophy, to which Ian Wright feels that the players need to stick to the game plans.
The Arsenal legend wasn’t particularly impressed by Destiny Udogie who was responsible for the second goal. He says that was “poor play” from the young defender, and he was “terrible” on the night against West Ham.
Speaking on Premier League TV production after the game, Wright said, “If you look at Udogie for instance. That was just poor play. Terrible play. You can get that out of your game.”
Udogie is a talented defender but if you look at the goal, you’ll feel that it was a terrible back pass from him. Jarrod Bowen nearly pounced on the goal but James Ward-Prowse made no mistake after his initial shot hit the woodwork.
It is too early to question Ange Postecoglou’s methods. Only a few weeks back, Spurs were flying high in the Premier League and they were at the top of the table. However, they have suffered a blip in form, and are missing a host of key players.
Wright is spot on that the players need to stick to the game plans and be aware of their roles. Ultimately, it is down to the players to implement the system, and it will probably take more time to see the best result from this group.
At the same time, Postecoglou needs to tweak his methods a little, and while their approach is refreshing to watch, they have been quite naive as well.
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