Tottenham fell to a 2-1 defeat at Leicester City on Saturday afternoon despite taking the lead at the King Power Stadium.

Harry Kane put Spurs ahead with a remarkable goal in the first half, somehow getting a shot away despite completely losing his footing the box.

After the break, Serge Aurier had a goal ruled out for the narrowest of narrow offside calls, which was decided by VAR. Leicester had already seen a goal of their own chalked off by the video assistant.

The Foxes took advantage of Tottenham’s bad luck and struck twice through Ricardo Pereira and James Maddison, who found the net with a stunning winner five minutes from time. Spurs had no reply.

When the scores were level at 1-1, Mauricio Pochettino introduced Christian Eriksen. And although the Dane did give the team some control and momentum, he was totally outshone by Maddison at the other end.

The 22-year-old, who has been linked with Tottenham recently, played with confidence and won the game with a superb strike. Eriksen, meanwhile, endured a woeful evening in midweek and didn’t look much more energetic here.

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  1. Eriksen was terrible. I think he should be left out of the squad now. Either he goes or signs a new contract. The team can’t afford players who are not 100% committed. His presence is disruptive, and the same might apply to players like Alderweireld. If their replacements are not as good and we lose, well, we’re losing anyway. It’s time we took a principled stand and stop being held hostage by the likes of Christian Eriksen.


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