Tag: Tottenham Hotspur

While Dortmund will probably argue they deserved much, much, more from this game, they did not take advantage of their opportunities in the first half because of good goalkeeping from Hugo Lloris as well as bad luck. After scoring the opener, Tottenham easily defended the lead and casually walked into the quarter-finals.   Tactical analysis […]

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Put aside many of the things Spurs did so well without the ball, and one could still argue that Dortmund were architects of their own downfall. The lacking threat in behind, the swelling of players around the ball and their inability to remotely deal with Spurs’ man-marking approach made escaping and creating chances an impossible […]

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Champions League preview

Isn’t this the best time of the year? The winter cold slowly fades away, to be replaced by the thin and hopeful sunlight of early spring. Club football enters its decisive phase, with lots to play for in every competition. Whatsmore, we’ve got Champions League football lined up this week. The world’s most watched competition […]

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Tactical analysis Tottenham Hotspur Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-3 Premier League

Nuno Espírito Santo’s side defended incredibly well against Spurs’ usual attacking patterns. Then, as Spurs tired, Wolves grew into the game and scored three goals to return to winning ways in the Premier League. Tactical analysis and match report by Peter M. In the search for his sixth consecutive league win, Mauricio Pochettino named an unchanged […]

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Pochettino tactics Barcelona

With qualification to the knockout rounds hanging by a thread, Tottenham Hotspur’s performance at Camp Nou was exceptional – albeit against a somewhat weakened FC Barcelona starting eleven. Mauricio Pochettino’s diamond system expertly exploited the holes in Barça’s pressing, whilst also causing some problems for the home side in their buildup phase, too. Tactical analysis […]

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Tactical analysis Arsenal - Tottenham Hotspur 4-2 Premier League

Arsenal gave Tottenham Hotspur a taste of their own medicine. Intense pressing propelled them to an early lead, just as Spurs themselves had accomplished against Chelsea last week. Before half-time, though, Spurs clawed back through two quickfire set-piece goals. In the end, the finishing quality of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette secured the win for […]

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Tactical analysis Tottenham Hotspur - Chelsea 3-1

Chelsea were unable to cope with Spurs’ intense pressing, and Pochettino’s side netted two early goals, with some poor Chelsea defending. Spurs neutralised Chelsea by preventing them from playing their beloved central passing game, and constantly threatened on the counter with their talented forward line. Tactical analysis by Josh Manley.   Maurizio Sarri’s Chelsea side […]

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