Former Arsenal star and current Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson has said that Tottenham’s draw against West Brom was a “shocking result” for Spurs and that he has real worries over their squad ahead of their clash against Leicester City.
The Lilywhites were frustrated by a resolute and dogged Baggies side at Wembley on Saturday, with the visitors managed by caretaker boss Gary Megson after the club sacked former manager Tony Pulis following their poor start to the season.
Solomon Rondon netted a fourth minute opener and it took Mauricio Pochettino’s side deep into the second half to find an equaliser, Harry Kane netting his ninth league goal of the season to rescue a point
Merson was less than impressed with what he saw from the Lilywhites on Saturday, insisting that they are missing the players to break sides down if first choice playmaker Christian Eriksen is not firing on all cylinders, and that the lack of quality in depth will play a factor when they travel to Leicester on Tuesday.
Predicting a 1-1 draw at the King Power Stadium, he wrote on Sky Sports’ website: “A shocking result for Spurs on Saturday.
“I just think with Tottenham that if teams do not have a go at them, they struggle. If you do not have a go at them and just sit back into shape, they do not have anybody who can break you down.
“Harry Winks is not one of those players who is going to put a ball through an eye of a needle, nor is Eric Dier and Dele Alli is better running off the ball. So they just have Christian Eriksen and if he has an off day, I just do not see where it happens for them.
“Tottenham slaughtered Leicester last season, absolutely ripped them to shreds, but I think Leicester will stay in their shape, sit back and make it tight for Spurs and then they will go from there, so I am going to go 1-1 again.”
Spurs were at their most imperious when they visited Leicester last season, with Harry Kane netting four times in a 6-1 win, with Heung-min Son (two) and the Foxes’ Ben Chilwell scoring the other goals.
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