BBC Sport pundit Garth Crooks has blasted Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino for his “lame excuses” as to why they drew against West Brom on Saturday.
Crooks believes that Pochettino claimed Tuesday night’s trip to Germany to play Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League for the reason as to why they failed to overcome the managerless Baggies at Wembley.
However the pundit believes that the Spurs senior man should in fact try and take more flak for the dismal result and look to his striker Harry Kane for the honest reflection he gave on the game.
“As for Tottenham, how disappointing to hear Mauricio Pochettino make such lame excuses about their performance,” said Crooks on the BBC Sport website. “Travelling to Germany to play in a midweek Champions League fixture was once the most exciting prospect. Now he’s complaining about it?
“Kane seems to have a far more honest evaluation of his team’s efforts and suggested they were simply not good enough. I think that just about says it.”
Spurs dropped out of the Premier League top four down to fifth following their draw against West Brom, who were playing for the first time since sacking Tony Pulis last Monday.
Tottenham are now just three points ahead of eighth place as they started to fall into the clutches of the chasing pack after two dropped points against Albion.
It could have been much worse for the North London club.
Salomon Rondon’s early goal set Spurs up with a real tough task to break down a resilient West Brom rearguard and although Kane equaliser in the second-half, the Venezuela international had a golden chance to earn the Black Country outfit a last ditch winner.
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