Jenas identifies the Tottenham players who did not turn up against West Ham
By Harry Sykes
Jermaine Jenas slammed Tottenham’s entire team for failing to turn up for their clash against West Ham on Friday night.
Spurs’ title hopes were left hanging by a thread after they sank to a 1-0 defeat to the Hammers at London Stadium.
The Hammers guaranteed their Premier League survival with a landmark victory against their bitter capital rivals that handed Chelsea a huge advantage in the title race.
A Manuel Lanzini goal after 65 minutes secured the points for West Ham against a Tottenham side who had gone into the match on the back of a nine-match winning sequence.
Ex-Spurs midfielder Jenas was fulsome in his praise of Slaven Bilic’s side but was less enamoured by the performances of the visitors.
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“Football can be very simple sometimes,”he said as quoted by the BBC Sport website (9.58pm). “You have 11 players on the pitch and the team that has more of those 11 turn up on the pitch usually wins.
“For West Ham all 11 players turned up. For Tottenham, I could not pick one player who put in a performance.”
Spurs’ title hopes are almost over following the defeat to West Ham, which has left them four points adrift of Chelsea with just three matches of their campaign remaining.
Chelsea need just two wins from their last four games, starting with Monday’s home clash against Middlesbrough, to ensure they will win the title.
Tottenham appear to have second place sewn up as they are eight points clear of third-placed Liverpool, with both teams having played 35 matches.