They say things come in threes good or bad and that is true of Tottenham Hotspur. No new signings in the summer, a stadium delay and now a run of bad form which ironically stretches to 3 games.
A loss against Watford when taking the lead ended their 100% record in the Premier League and that was followed up by defeat to Liverpool at their temporary home of Wembley Stadium which has in effect became their 2nd home given how many games they have now played in the iconic venue. The defeat to Liverpool left a bad taste in the mouth because pundits and possibly fans could see the result coming a mile off.
Now the club have lost to Inter Milan in their opening Champions League game. Admittingly Spurs were unlucky and looked like they would be heading for a 1-0 victory courtesy of Christian Eriksen. But Inter struck twice in the final four minutes to claim a shock win, because Tottenham were in control of this game.
Make no mistake this defeat and witnessing 3 points grabbed out of their hands will only further affect a team that seem to have lost some confidence after their confident swagger and start to the season seen them win their first 3 games.
This Tottenham team look very tired, much of the squad played in the final stages of the World Cup and Harry Kane has been unfairly made a scapegoat of, because like tonight against Inter he missed a chance that he would have normally scored. Kane needs time off and Gareth Southgate the England manager should have given him that. Or should Kane have asked. Lionel Messi did to get out of Argentina’s recent friendlies as these important matches come thick and fast.
But surely some blame has to go to chairman Daniel Levy, who has been around for a while and seems like one of the better owners in the Premier League. But as the French call it, Levy made a faux pas not authorising or chasing new players for the squad. Yes this Tottenham team are highly talented but at times this season as evident right now some positions need cover.
Perhaps there is a slither of hope given that Son has come back from the Asian Games a tournament his country South Korea won. Son has become something of a cult player with the fans and knows how to score goals. The question is will spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino trust Son enough to leave out Kane?