Jermaine Jenas accuses Tottenham of getting carried away in title race
The former Tottenham midfielder says their 1-0 loss to Bayer Leverkusen was a blessing in disguise
Jermaine Jenas has suggested that Tottenham Hotspur took their eye off the ball after their impressive 2-0 win against Manchester City at the start of October.
The Lilywhites underlined their title credentials with an impressive victory over Pep Guardiola’s side at White Hart Lane thanks to Aleksandar Kolarov’s own goal and Dele Alli’s first Premier League strike of the season.
Tottenham haven’t won a game in all competitions since that impressive victory over the Citizens, including a 1-0 loss to Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League at Wembley last week.
Harry Kane’s second-half penalty rescued a point at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday afternoon as Tottenham played out a 1-1 draw with Arsenal in the north London derby.
Former Tottenham midfielder Jenas suggested that Pochettino’s players let their Manchester City victory go to their heads.
“In terms of the derby, Spurs were almost lucky that defeat to Leverkusen came when it did. It was the slap in the face their players needed,” Jenas wrote in his Yahoo Sport column.
“It’s possible that after beating Manchester City a month ago, Spurs got a bit carried away. They still haven’t won a match since then, but they came out at the Emirates looking like a completely different beast to the one that went down with a whimper at Wembley four days earlier.”
Tottenham have drawn with West Bromwich Albion, Leicester City, Bournemouth and Arsenal in their last four Premier League games.
Spurs are in fifth place in the Premier League table and five points behind leaders Liverpool.