I feel like I have been writing the same exact sentence for the past three fucking weeks as once again Tottenham failed to win in the Premier League as they look complacent, not focused and just frankly the worse team against Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on Tuesday night. For the second time in three matches Spurs have lost where they have frankly been the worse team which is completely worrisome as at the start of the year Spurs were tipped to battle for the league, now it looks like their biggest battle will be for fourth place. The one shining light of this match, was Erik Lamela as after more than a year out where we saw so many ups and downs in his rehabilitation process, made his LONG awaited return to the first team and instantly made a difference as he got an assist in just three touches of the ball.
As we now look forward to our next match which is Saturday against Watford, there will be many questions about what Mauricio Pochettino will do with his tactics, team sheet and maybe even training to get ready for this match. For me, the two biggest questions are about two of Tottenham's attacking midfielders in Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen. They have been nothing short of dog shit since the international break, obviously, there are a lot of factors of what exactly is going on, but I think one is complacency, as they know that no matter what, they won't be dropped. Now, they can, as we have Son Heung-min who is in fine form and now Erik Lamela. Don't get me wrong, I love Eriksen, but it's a little concerning that he can go from scoring a hat-trick in an International match to being invisible and having less of an impact in 77 minutes than a player had in 13. Do I think it will happen? Probably not as Poch has shown he can be a bit stubborn in his ways, but if that thirteen minutes was any indicator of what Lamela will give to the squad this season, he is going to be one of the most important players on our team.
Now I ask you guys, should Erik Lamela start on Saturday? And if so, for who? Thank you for the continued support of the blog, and of course, come back tomorrow for our Premier League gambling picks. Love you all.