Most of the comments coming out of Spurs right now have been positive and they tend to look forward to next season’s Europa League campaign, along with squad strengthening and another tilt at the top four. However, one member of the squad has been rueing the loss of Champions League football next term and Moussa Dembele blames complacency among the players when they came to face the weaker teams.
“Against the top teams we are good. But against the small teams it’s like, ‘OK, the top teams would have finished these off by now’,” Moussa said.
“We’ve dropped a lot of points against the bottom teams. We have to be aware next year.
“We haven’t had a bad season. We have the points record, that’s something positive. But at the end we are still a bit disappointed.”
It was certainly a good season when it came to battling the better sides and in eight games against the top four, we earned a respectable 11 points. In the past, that figure would have been much worse but we’ve always had a tendency to drop home points to teams such as Wigan, Fulham, Blackpool – the list goes on.
As an inquest, Moussa’s thoughts are spot on but can that record against the lower sides improve next time?