24x misplaced possession: Sloppy £85k-p/w Spurs calamity simply let Mourinho down abysmally – opinion
Tottenham Hotspur slipped to a second Premier League defeat in 5 days earlier this afternoon.
Jose Mourinho’s struggling aspect had been well-beaten by Leicester Metropolis in north London as they sunk six factors adrift of the league leaders.
Jamie Vardy opened the scoring for the guests from the spot after Serge Aurier introduced down Wesley Fofana on the stroke of half-time earlier than Toby Alderweireld made issues worse by turning the ball into his personal internet on the hour mark.
Each Serge Aurier and Moussa Sissoko had been the important thing disappointments from a Spurs perspective, however so was Eric Dier, who’s often a participant that the ‘Particular One’ has been in a position to vastly depend on this time period.
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Journalist Alasdair Gold was significantly crucial in his post-match scores for soccer.london, grading his efficiency a 5 out of ten, he mentioned:
“Would have been caught out for Maddison’s ruled-out objective. Once more some actually sloppy moments in possession and dithering on the ball, together with gifting Leicester an opportunity late on.”
Certainly the England colossus, who earns round £85k-per-week in N17, was wasteful to the purpose of costing Spurs dearly.
The 26-year-old misplaced possession a whopping 24 instances, which was greater than every other participant on the pitch, by way of SofaScore.
Dier additionally made simply 75% of his 92 passes, had 103 touches with none constructive affect, and made simply three of 14 of his 12 lengthy ball makes an attempt (21%) – that virtually handed the possession again to the Foxes.
Regardless of Brendan Rodgers’s aspect registering 12 of their 17 photographs from contained in the field, the long-serving Spurs defender may solely muster up one sort out and two blocks all sport.
The £27m-rated powerhouse actually let his supervisor down, particularly as he struggled to thwart a participant he ought to know all too effectively in Jamie Vardy.
Dier made extra errors than Alderweireld in that sport.
— Dan Kilpatrick (@Dan_KP) December 20, 2020
Dier was reasonably fortunate that it was solely a two-goal defeat, as had James Maddison’s end counted, the highlight would fairly rightly have been thrust onto him, as a substitute of Sissoko, Aurier and even Alderweireld.
He was abysmal right now.
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