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'Adaptability doesn’t exist in Spurs' dictionary'

Tottenham fan's voice graphic
Tottenham fan's voice graphic

Adaptability does not seem to exist in Spurs’ dictionary.

If there is one thing that seems to be apparent this season, it is that despite all the high and lows, we do not seem to take any lessons from them.

We have a plan A that fits 11 players and it can be executed fantastically, as demonstrated by some lovely wins this season. The downside is that when one or more of those players are not available, we do not adapt accordingly.

We do not change the system to suit the players in the line-up and we also do not adapt the formation to counteract our opponents. We struggle to break down teams that sit back, but we also get caught out on the counter attack far more times than we should.

Furthermore, we do not adapt during the game. When the writing is on the wall, instead of making the necessary changes earlier rather than later, we just double down and stick to our guns. By the time changes are made, sometimes it is too late.

It drives me up the wall.

Most of us would have hoped the win against Aston Villa meant we turned a corner, but the loss against Fulham proved that is not the case.

The manager has to take most of the responsibility for this inconsistent form; however, the players are not faultless when they do not perform to the standards they should.

We did not just lose a game, we also lost the chance to get in the driving seat for a top-four finish before the international break.

Anna Howells can be found on Spurs XY

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