Roy Keane criticizes the Spurs ‘abysmal’, ‘boring’ and ‘ruthless’, while Graeme Souness insists that Harry Kane and Lucas Moura are ‘shadows’ of themselves, after Nuno Espirito Santo’s team failed to shoot on goal in the Manchester United win.
- Spurs lost 3-0 at home to Manchester United without having a shot on goal
- The defeat leaves Tottenham eighth in the table, two points behind the top four
- Spurs have only scored nine goals in 10 Premier League games so far
- Keane and Souness criticized Tottenham for ‘doing nothing’ with the ball
Roy Keane and Graeme Souness criticized a ‘desperate’ Tottenham after a sad 3-0 loss to Manchester United on Saturday and questioned Harry Kane’s contribution.
The Spurs came into the game looking to pressure Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, whose team was still reeling from the 5-0 dismantling it suffered at the hands of Liverpool last week.
However, it was Nuno Espirito Santo’s men who found themselves on the receiving end of a total defeat, as goals from Cristiano Ronaldo, Edinson Cavani and Marcus Rashford provided the perfect tone for United.
Harry Kane failed to register a shot on goal as Spurs collapsed in a 3-0 loss to United
Kane has struggled to stay in shape this season after wanting to leave the Spurs for the summer
Speaking after the match at the Sky Sports studio, Keane suggested that his former club couldn’t have asked for a better opponent to overcome last week’s implosion against Liverpool.
“I think it was the perfect match for Manchester United, facing Spurs,” said the Irishman.
Spurs don’t score many goals. Once they got the first goal, it was a question of how many were going to score.
“We always said ‘It’s the Spurs.’ This Spurs team was desperate. The Spurs held three players behind for a corner. They are 2-0 down at home. Abysmal.’
Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring with a brilliantly executed goal for Manchester United
The Portuguese has already scored four goals in seven Premier League appearances this season.
Ronaldo prepared Edinson Cavani for United’s second as the visitors scored a much-needed victory
Spurs have scored just nine goals in 10 Premier League games this season, the worst of any team in the top 10 and the third worst comeback in the league only behind Norwich and Leeds, who are currently in the tail and the top. third position, respectively. .
Son Heung-min blew a good chance early on and Cristian Romero had a goal disallowed for offside while the score was still level, but Tottenham couldn’t create any meaningful openings after that.
Souness suggested that Harry Kane and Lucas Moura, who was substituted ahead of time, were largely responsible for the Spurs’ lack of leading edge.
Graeme Souness suggested that Lucas Moura was a ‘shadow of his old self’ after a bad display
Nuno Espirito Santo was loudly booed when he replaced Moura just before the hour mark
“Kane and Moura seem like a shadow of the players they have been in the recent past,” he said.
“They’ve had 58 percent of the ball and they haven’t done anything with it.”
The Spurs, who fell to eighth after the loss and were outscored by Arsenal, failed to register a shot on goal, despite seeing much more of the ball.
Nuno admitted after the game that the Spurs were ‘not on the right track’ after the 3-0 loss
The weak display was met by a chorus of boos from local fans, with chants of ‘You don’t know what you’re doing’ directed at Nuno after he replaced Moura with Steven Bergwijn.
Souness said the frustration was understandable.
“Not a shot on goal,” he continued.
‘Them [the fans] A frustrating bunch will go home wondering where this team is going this year. It seems pretty obvious. Half table at best.
Roy Keane criticized Spurs for ‘lack of urgency’ after they lost two goals
Keane echoed his colleague’s thoughts and criticized the Spurs for “lack of urgency” after going 2-0 midway through the second half.
“The Spurs are boring,” he said.
They are boring to watch. Tottenham is looking for a bit of urgency. […] The biggest criticism I have of the Spurs today, they are 2-0 down at home, your instinct must be to attack. It’s like you’re throwing in the towel and there are 15 minutes left. ‘