38-year-old has an interesting theory why Tottenham duo Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen are struggling

Christian Eriksen of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates scoring his sides first goal with Dele Alli of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and AFC...

Tottenham Hotspur have struggled in recent weeks, with Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen proving to be ineffective to say the least.

Danny Higginbotham of Gibraltar in action during the international friendly match between Gibraltar and Slovakia at Estadio do Alagarve on November 19, 2013 in Faro, Portugal.

Danny Higginbotham explained how Spurs duo Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli are struggling this season quite simply because Tottenham are having TOO MUCH possession, when writing his regular column for the Sun.

The Dane and the Englishman have combined for just six goals and four assists in 27 Premier League outings this term, a staggering drop on last season's efforts, which saw them rack up 26 goals and 22 assists between them.

There is still a long way to go of course, but the Spurs pair must find their best form sooner rather than later, if Pochettino's side are to challenge for major honours on all fronts this term.

Christian Eriksen of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates scoring his sides first goal with Dele Alli of Totteham Hotspur during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and AFC...

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Higginbotham wrote a column for the Sun, and pinpointed a specific reason why both Eriksen and Alli are not having the same impact on games as they did last season:

"Last season, Eriksen was top of the assist charts with 15. Dele scored 18 goals. This season their numbers don’t add up. Eriksen has just two assists so far and Alli three goals. But they did not become bad players over the summer. Instead, Spurs’ opponents have found a way to make things more difficult for them. The opposition are now showing a lot more respect by limiting their space to dictate matches. Last season Spurs sat deep and hit teams on the break. Spurs need to find a way to get Dele and Eriksen back on the ball. And the best way may be by giving it up."

Christian Eriksen of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates scoring his sides first goal with Dele Alli of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and AFC...

Tottenham have to get back to winning ways as soon as possible, if they are to have any chance whatsoever of catching Pep Guardiola's rampant Manchester City side.

They begin their quest with a trip to Vicarage Road today to take on Watford, and Spurs fans will be hoping that Eriksen and Alli are at their scintillating best.

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