By Russell Edge
Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp has said that Tottenham are lacking a sense of personality in their squad after suffering defeat to Manchester United on Saturday.
Anthony Martial, a second half substitute, netted the only goal of the game as Jose Mourinho’s side snatched a 1-0 win at Old Trafford, in a clash which saw second placed United take on third placed Spurs.
The two sides were level on points prior to kick off but the result means United move three points clear and within two points of league leaders Manchester City, who could extend their lead over Tottenham to eight points if they pick up a win against West Brom at the Hawthorns on Saturday.
Speaking after the game, which saw Spurs line up without star striker Harry Kane as a result of a hamstring injury, Redknapp said that Spurs lacked an identity against United, suggesting that it was a common feature against top six sides.
Criticising Pochettino for his record against the top sides in the Premier League, the former Liverpool man said on Sky Sports, via the live match text on their website (28/10, 15:04): “His record against the top-six isn’t good enough.
“There have been so many games even when Kane has played where Spurs didn’t play with any personality.
“This has been a feature of a lot of Tottenham’s away games against the top six teams.
“They have to improve this if they want to win the title.”
Spurs, who finished second last season, have faced three of the other top six finishers so far this campaign, with defeats to United and Chelsea boosted by a 4-1 win over Liverpool last weekend.
Their next match sees them host Real Madrid at Wembley in the Champions League on Wednesday, with both clubs joint leaders of their group.
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