Southampton legend Matt Le Tissier stated his theory on the Gillette Soccer Saturday show on Sky Sports News last Saturday afternoon (1:26pm, November 25, 2017) why Tottenham Hotspur have struggled to pick up wins against the big teams in the Premier League.
According to Sky Sports, since Mauricio Pochettino became the Tottenham manager in the summer of 2014, the North London outfit have won just just once in 17 Premier League away games against their 'big-six' rivals.
So far this season, Spurs have lost against Chelsea at home and against Manchester United and Arsenal away in the Premier League.
Former Southampton attacking midfielder Le Tissier believes that this has to do with Spurs’ lack of belief in the big games against the bigger sides.
“I think it probably is the belief side of things,” said Le Tissier on the Gillette Soccer Saturday show on Sky Sports News last Saturday afternoon (1:26pm, November 25, 2017).
“I think from going so many years with a poor record against those big sides, just starting to turn things around with more consistent performances and higher positions in the league, and the next thing they have to address is their performances in those big games, especially away from home against those big sides."
Tottenham failed to win in the Premier League last weekend, playing out a 1-1 draw with West Bromwich Albion at the Wembley Stadium in London last Saturday afternoon.
"They could have won it. An entertaining game, Tottenham dominated the ball but didn't create enough in the final third to win it. Overall a draw is a fair result.”
Tottenham will face Leicester City away from home at the King Power Stadium in the Premier League this evening.