Lord Sugar believes that Tottenham Hotspur lost the FA Cup tie against Leicester City on Saturday because the players lacked the ambition to win it.
North London outfit Tottenham were expected by many football followers to win the fourth-round clash against their Premier League rivals Leicester.
The tie was being played at White Hart Lane and Spurs were in form, which made it logical for the hosts to be considered favourites.
However, Mauricio Pochettino’s side suffered a 2-1 defeat to the Foxes in front of their own fans and crashed out of the prestigious competition.
Andros Townsend gave Spurs the lead in the 19th minute, but Leonardo Ulloa restored parity for the Foxes seven minutes from time and Jeffrey Schlupp scored the winner in injury time.
Former Tottenham chairman Lord Sugar was following the game and was far from pleased with the performance of the players, claiming on social networking site Twitter that they lacked the will to win.
Spurs giving it away again 1-1 won't be suprised if we lose in last 8 mins— Lord Sugar (@Lord_Sugar) January 24, 2015
Told you 1-2 Spurs on the way out of the FA cup . What do they say to concentrate on the League— Lord Sugar (@Lord_Sugar) January 24, 2015
Leicester wanted to win that's the big difference with them and Spurs. No ambition shown by players— Lord Sugar (@Lord_Sugar) January 24, 2015
While one can understand Lord Sugar’s passionate comments about Tottenham, perhaps it is going a bit too far claiming that the players did not want to win.
Perhaps the Tottenham players became complacent towards the end of the game, perhaps they took Leicester lightly, but it would not be fair to suggest that they lacked the “ambition” to win the tie.