Lord Sugar hits out after Tottenham defeat, blames key factor

Alan Sugar at the game

Former Tottenham Hotspur chairman laments absence of Danny Rose.

Tottenham Hotspur slumped to a Europa League defeat at the hands of Gent last night, their second away loss in succession.

They have scored only one goal in their last four matches, with even the reliable Harry Kane going off the boil.

Former Tottenham chairman Lord Sugar expressed his frustration at the result last night, and pointed the finger at the continued absence of Danny Rose due to injury.

Rose has certainly been a big loss for Spurs, but he should not be the singular reason for their sudden loss of form.

Tottenham's Danny Rose in action with Manchester City's Pablo ZabaletaTottenham's Danny Rose in action with Manchester City's Pablo Zabaleta

What is coming back to haunt them is a lack of strength in depth in attacking positions, with three big summer signings all complete non-factors.

Moussa Sissoko is actually a negative when on the field, while Georges-Kevin N'Koudou does not look like a player capable of influencing games.

Vincent Janssen did not even make the bench last night which tells it's own story - and leaves questions as to whether Mauricio Pochettino has lost faith in him entirely.

Tottenham's Vincent JanssenOut of favour... Tottenham's Vincent Janssen

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