Regardless of if Tottenham Hotspur was unlucky last week or was simply outplayed, it was yet another match that yielded no points in the table. Going away to Liverpool was always going to be a tough challenge, but the 2019-20 season has been full of frustrations and a general lack of needed results.
The task gets a little easier this weekend against fellow Merseyside resident Everton, who sits below Spurs 10 matches into the season, but is not likely to simply roll over, especially at home. Like Tottenham, the Toffees will eventually make their way up to the top half of the table, even after a tough start.
Less than two weeks ago, Spurs played their best match of the year against Red Star, but many of those good feelings faded after yet another loss that saw them give away a lead. The time for moral victories is long over, and now is the time for the squad to actually start producing. It may sound like a broken record, but this cannot continue to happen.
The best Tottenham XI has probably not yet started a match, partially because it seems nearly impossible to define. Rotation decisions are head-scratching more often than not, and it seems like almost every key contributor is off a step. Whether it is tactics or fitness or cohesion, Spurs have struggled to put it all together this season. Maybe the beginning of a new month will help them turn the page.
Update: Tottenham’s vice captain and superstar striker Harry Kane will miss the match today due to illness, the club reported. Spurs start with a front three of Son Heung-Min, Lucas Moura, and Dele Alli.
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