Tottenham's hopes of Champions League qualification took a huge hit after a shocking performance in a 4-0 defeat to Chelsea.
Spurs now sit four points behind fourth placed Manchester City, but Manuel Pellegrini's side now have three games in hand on Tottenham, where you would expect them to open up a lead over Tim Sherwood's men.
The 0-0 score at half time tonight seemed fair after a dour first half, but Spurs completely fell apart in the second half. A monumental error from Jan Vertonghen allowed Samuel Eto'o to open the scoring, and just minutes later Younes Kaboul was harshly sent off for as Eto'o tumbled in the box. Eden Hazard duly tucked away the resulting spot kick, and the defensive errors kept on coming as Demba Ba bagged twice to seal a big win.
Spurs fans are unsurprisingly disappointed, but many agreed with Sherwood in his critical post-match interview, though most supporters believe at top four place is now out of reach, but hope to beat fierce rivals Arsenal at White Hart Lane next weekend.
Scared to face Benfica as well. They're a tough team and if we make as many mistakes as we usually seem to, we will get battered #thfc— Jimmy (@51ShadesOfGray) March 8, 2014
I agree with every word Sherwood said. No character, no clue. #THFC— Aaron Robinson (@Big_RobzTHFC) March 8, 2014
So refreshing. Could be a nightmare or stroke of genius but I'm glad he had the balls to say something that needed to be said. #THFC— Dan Perry (@dantperry) March 8, 2014
Hard hitting interview from Tim Sherwood. Sums the lack of character in #THFC up and lashes the dressing room. He has to take some blame too— Willie Gannon (@WillieGannon) March 8, 2014
Next season Eriksen and Lamela will step up to the plate. We need Lloris but wouldn't blame him for leaving #THFC— Sam Pudney (@pudney94) March 8, 2014
Right in the game, but for individual mistakes and a questionable penalty. Deeply frustrating. #THFC— Lewis Bazley (@lewisbazley) March 8, 2014
What upsets me most is that we are totally spineless, no fight whatsoever #thfc— Ollie Bishop (@OBishopSport) March 8, 2014
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