'Silly mistakes' - Graham Roberts delivers honest verdict on Tottenham loss to Chelsea
By Danny Wright
Graham Roberts has suggested that “silly mistakes” played a huge part in Tottenham’s demise in Sunday’s clash with Chelsea at Wembley.
Two Marcos Alonso goals gave the visitors a 2-1 victory after Michy Batshuayi looked to have offered Spurs a lifeline in the latter stages of the match with an own goal.
Former Tottenham defender Roberts, 58, has admitted that he was left annoyed after the loss after it seemed that Hugo Lloris made a big mistake in order for Alonso’s second strike to find the back of the net.
“Very frustrating today. Should have won but just need to learn from silly mistakes when on front foot. Keep the faith, [it could] be a very good season,” he said on his personal Twitter account on Sunday.
Vefrustrating today should have won but just need to learn from silly mistakes when on front foot. Keep the faith be a very goodseason Coys
— Graham Roberts (@GrahamRoberts4) August 20, 2017
Much has been said about Tottenham’s temporary move to Wembley this summer, after Mauricio Pochettino’s side failed to impress at the home of English football last season while playing there in continental competitions.
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And it seems that the hoodoo has continued with Sunday’s loss to Premier League champions Chelsea, giving them a tough start to life there despite them not losing a single home game at White Hart Lane last season.
Pochettino’s men return to action at Wembley next Sunday when they take on Burnley, who will also be going into the game off the back of a league defeat following their 1-0 reverse against West Brom on Saturday.
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