Walker explains why Tottenham were caught off guard against Bournemouth
By Amir Mir
Kyle Walker believes Bournemouth’s “good intensity” caught Tottenham off guard in their goalless draw on Saturday afternoon.
Spurs maintained their unbeaten record in the league, but missed the chance to go top of the league, as they failed to take their chances at Dean Court.
The north London club missed a number of good scoring opportunities and are in third, with 19 points from nine games, before the rest of the weekend fixtures.
Right-back Walker, who played the full 90 minutes for Mauricio Pochettino’s side explained the difficulty and surprise element of the draw against the Cherries.
“They came at us, showed good intensity and perhaps caught us a bit off guard,” said Walker, as quoted by the club’s official Twitter account. “We just couldn’t find that finishing touch.”
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Spurs have now scored just one goal in their last three outings, having registered a goalless draw at Bayern Leverkusen in the Champions League in midweek.
Pochettino’s side face Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool on Tuesday night in the EFL Cup, before hosting Premier League champions Leicester at White Hart Lane next Saturday.
For Bournemouth they climb into the top ten- for the next few hours at least- with 12 points from their nine league fixtures.
In other Tottenham team news, Tim Sherwood believes this Spurs player was off his game during the goalless draw against Bournemouth.