Yesterday’s match report from the 1-0 North London Derby defeat could have easily been plucked from the archives at the time that Spurs were struggling to break down the weaker sides under AVB. Creating chances – dominating possession – it all counts for nothing when you can’t put the ball in the net and we have now scored just once in our last four league games.
After the match, head coach Tim Sherwood said we simply didn’t deserve to come away without a point.
“Anyone who was here at the Lane or watched on TV knows we didn’t deserve to lose and I felt we had enough chances to win it,” said Sherwood on the club’s official website.
“After the start we had, that’s when you need to see character and that’s what we saw.
“I can’t fault the lads’ effort, they were fantastic and the fans were magnificent, they stuck with us throughout.”
Somehow we remain in fifth despite this dismal run but we now have Everton just two points behind with two games in hand. Forget the top four – the battle is on for the Europa League – assuming we want it.