With no possibility to point fingers at the Carrow Road pitch, Tim Sherwood blamed the side’s poor start for yesterday’s 1-0 defeat. Unfortunately, no-one asked the head coach why Christian Eriksen was left on the bench for the entire 90 minutes.
That’s not the sort of question you’d find on the club website where Sherwood is quoted as saying,
“It was a poor start again. It was a good start against Newcastle in our last away game and we saw the reward we got from that.
“It was a nothing game in the first half, we needed to bounce back and then we suffered a blow after half-time, a minute in and we conceded a sloppy goal.
“All of a sudden we started to play and started to create chances but unfortunately we couldn’t take them.”
Spurs are now six points behind Liverpool in the battle to finish fourth and Tim acknowledged that the defeat could prove crucial.
“It’s disappointing because it’s three valuable points that you don’t want to be throwing away at this stage of the season,” he added.
“Everywhere you go it is going to be difficult. We’ve been to some tough places and got results but this time unfortunately we’ve come away with nothing.”
Next up for Spurs is the return leg with Dnipro on Thursday before struggling Cardiff come to the Lane on Sunday.