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6 Talking points on Spurs start to the season

Spurs Dier

 

1. Pochettino’s style will take time.

The new manager demands a lot from his players. First of all there’s the fast but risky, vertical passing game he favours when his side have the ball. Then there’s the team based, high energy pressing when they don’t.

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Same old story first half against Palace

Crystal Palace vs. Spurs

We may have changed manager but a lot of the same problems persist. Is this because Sherwood needs time or is it an issue with the players?

As in so many games against “lesser” opponents at White Hart Lane, we dominated possession but couldn’t turn this into chances. Things improved in the second half but even so, by the end of the game we had 10 shots to Palace’s 14 despite enjoying 68% of the possession. The passing still seems slow and laboured at times but at least now we are playing a consistent team each week, giving them a chance to get used to playing together.

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