Spurred to failure?
There is no shortage of theories to explain the recent run of poor results that has turned Tottenham into also- rans in the Premier League title race. The dip in form of forward Dele Alli. The injury absence of defender Toby Alderweireld and midfielder Victor Wanyama. The continued issue of having to play “home” games at Wembley. Or should Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino be looking closer to home? The slump has coincided with the release of Pochettino’s book, Brave New World, which documents his time in charge. The first extracts detail private conversations with a number of key players. Pochettino has denied that his bond with his players has been affected. Whatever the reason, Pochettino needs the slide to stop quickly. Spurs slipped to seventh place, behind Burnley, after losing 2- 1 at Leicester in the midweek round.