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OMT Spurs vs Olympiakos

Discussion in 'Spurs News & Views' started by Cochise, 16 Sep 2019.

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Man of the match

Poll closed 20 Sep 2019.
  1. Kane

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. Moura

    6.8%
  3. Sissoko

    6.8%
  4. Winks

    86.4%
  1. DeanoAustin

    DeanoAustin Sergei Rebrov

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    You could be right. I saw the angle once and thought it looked like a "thread the needle pass" because the other defender was making the pass you suggested difficult. I could be wrong though.

    The other point, not that it excuses Lamela if you're right, is that Kane would have done the same thing (as someone else pointed out).
     
  2. MKSpur

    MKSpur Ruel Fox

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    You can see why Aurier would not be asked to play 3 games in a week but seeing KWP on the bench goes back to a question I have is why have a non game changing player on the bench if they can’t play 90. Otherwise does Poch honestly think Sanchez is better than KWP??

    Of course there are permissible conspiracy theories such as that Poch is sending a message to Levy regarding squad strength or is just sticking with Sanchez out of stubbornness!
     
  3. parklane1

    parklane1 Chris Jones

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    Strange game to be honest, we looked good at times but never really looked sharp enough in our passing. Not a bad result getting a point from a away game considering that Kane, Eriksen, Alli, Jan were way below their best.

    The atmosphere was brilliant and they have a good home record in Europe so it was never going to be easy, great goal from Moura and Winks had a great game.
     
  4. SteveAWOL

    SteveAWOL Jimmy Neighbour

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    And why have Dier on the bench every week but not utilise him at DMF / RB / CB to help shut out a game we’re leading.
     
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    Bullet Rafael Van Der Vaart

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    Poch is on a windup again. A full back in the modern game needs to be agile twisting and turning, marathon runner stamina to get up and down, comfortable on the ball to receive and pass, and a decent cross, good speed... Sanchez is not the right player for full back. Not at all. He looked like a big muscular bloke being asked to do a role his body shape is wholly not suitable for.
     
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    Bullet Rafael Van Der Vaart

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    A key point I haven't seen mentioned... Olympiacos would be desperate to get 3 points in their home games, if they are to progress out of the group.
    So Spurs restricting them to 1 is good news.
    If we draw 3 away and win 3 at home, 12 points.
    If we draw 3 away, and at home we win 2 and draw with Bayern we get 10 points, lovely job.
     
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    Bullet Rafael Van Der Vaart

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    We have 4 attackers ahead of them, so I don't really expect them to make runs behind the defence... but yes certainly Ndombele can make great dribbles and runs between the lines and cause havoc in theory.
    His slow lolloping stride when out of possession is really tough to watch... we're used to players sprinting back to position, he lollops along like a school kid, or Emmanuel Adebayor.
     

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