Paul Merson hits out at 'shocking' Tottenham Hotspur, points out flaws in three players

Paul Merson answers questions during Gillette Soccer Saturday Live with Jeff Stelling on March 19, 2012 at the Bournemouth International Centre in Bournemouth, England.

Merson critical of Tottenham's recent performance.

Paul Merson answers questions during Gillette Soccer Saturday Live with Jeff Stelling on March 19, 2012 at the Bournemouth International Centre in Bournemouth, England.

Paul Merson has told SkySports that he was far from impressed with Tottenham Hotspur's performance against West Bromwich Albion this weekend.

Spurs could only draw 1-1 against the Baggies, and have now taken just one point from their last two league games.

Merson told SkySports that he felt Spurs are too reliant on Christian Eriksen, and picked out three players he feels are incapable of stepping up.

The dejected Toby Alderweireld and Christian Eriksen of Tottenham Hotspur walk off the pitch following their team's 1-0 defeat during the Premier League match between West Ham United and...

He said: "A shocking result for Spurs on Saturday. I just think with Tottenham that if teams do not have a go at them, they struggle.

"If you do not have a go at them and just sit back into shape, they do not have anybody who can break you down.

"Harry Winks is not one of those players who is going to put a ball through an eye of a needle, nor is Eric Dier and Dele Alli is better running off the ball. So they just have Christian Eriksen and if he has an off day, I just do not see where it happens for them."

Yohan Benalouane of Leicester City tackles Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur at The King Power Stadium on May 18,...

Tottenham face Leicester City in midweek, a team they demolished 6-1 away from home in their last visit.

The Foxes are better defensively this season, and have new manager Claude Puel overseeing their improvement.

But this is a game Tottenham need to win, already 13 points behind league leaders Manchester City, they have slipped into fifth place behind rivals Arsenal.

They need star man Christian Eriksen back to his best quicker than ever.

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