Moving away from Var and kane gor a moment......
We could have conceeded 5 or 6 yesterday no exaggeration. Yes we were short players but is that reason enough to accept giving up the chances we did? Aside from Morton that was not a team full of inexperoenced players.
Was it our system, was it their system or a combo of both ties in with missing players?
Think it was a mix of a lot of things to be honest
The midfield being one, young Morton was being naively dragged out of position consistently, look back at their first goal and look where he is, he’s over by the throw in line, having gone beyond both Milner and Naby to get there, then misses his tackle, Milner then has to go out of position to try to cover for it
There were numerous times where he did, he’ll learn from that but out of possession he was poor
Then if you look at him being out of possession, when our full backs are high, plus no Virgil (as well as Fabinho) we were horribly exposed to the long counter attack ball that spurs were playing
With virg and Fabinho in there we are far better set up to stop those types of balls
Spurs also have two almost perfect players in Son and Kane to expose that
The whole system at this level relies on all 11 players playing their part, if one or two aren’t doing their jobs the knock on to others having to cover and not do theirs and it falls apart
Win and lose games in midfield and we certainly didn’t win it there yesterday
Midfield also needs to get the ball to the front three and ours were pretty starved of the ball overall yesterday, we hardly got it to Mo at all and again that’s on the midfield