Vickery suggested that there was a real lack of leadership in the team, as Tottenham failed to defend a 2-0 lead with Mark Hughes’ Stoke side coming back into the game to eventually secure a point.
He also suggested that when things started to go wrong, there was no way back for Spurs following Mame Diouf’s equaliser in the 83rd minute.
“I was very worried about the lack of leadership when Stoke really started to takeover. There was no one, it was hard without Harry Kane, but there was no one providing a platform paving the way for Tottenham to get back into the game,” he told talkSPORT.
Two players who need to step up
There are two players at the back of the team who need to step up and show more responsibility in terms of leadership.
Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris and defender Jan Vertonghen have both experienced the Tottenham captaincy at different points and both play in defence, which makes the capitulation last weekend all the more surprising.
Perhaps with the luxury of a 2-0 lead, they and other members of Tottenham’s team took their foot off of the gas and relaxed.
It’s a result, which can’t be changed, but Tottenham have to learn their lesson because they are under real pressure to improve, which won’t happen if they are throwing away points in any game.