Former Queens Park Rangers forward Bradley Allen said on BBC Radio London on Sunday afternoon (15:41) that Tottenham Hotspur looked tired against Southampton on Sunday afternoon.
Allen made the comments following Tottenham’s 2-1 defeat to Southampton at home in the Premier League.
The North London outfit took the lead at White Hart Lane early in the first half, but the Saints launched a successful comeback and picked up all three points.
"Spurs did look a little bit tired and fatigued and simply couldn't find that cutting edge to get that equaliser,” Allen said on BBC Radio London on Sunday afternoon (15:41) after the match. "But a very good performance from Southampton as they edge closer to that Europa League place.”
With Tottenham not yet guaranteed the second spot in the Premier League table this season, Allen’s observation is worrying.
Spurs will take on Newcastle United away from home at St. James’ Park in the league next weekend.
Arsenal could pip Mauricio Pochettino’s side to the second spot, and the Magpies will be tough opponents for Tottenham.
Tottenham play a high-pressing and intense game, and they are likely to do that next season.
With Champions League, domestic cups and Premier League commitments next season, Tottenham cannot afford to get tired in the final weeks of the 2016-17 campaign.