Frank Lampard's theory behind why Tottenham Hotspur are in such poor form

Tottenham Manager Mauricio Pochettino reacts during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Burnley at Wembley Stadium on August 27, 2017 in London, England.

Tottenham Hotspur were beaten again yesterday, as Manchester City cruised past them.

Tottenham Hotspur's French midfielder Nabil Bentaleb (L) tries to tackle Manchester City's English midfielder Frank Lampard (R) during the English Premier League football match between...

Frank Lampard has told BT Sport, during their live coverage of Tottenham Hotspur’s match against Manchester City, that he believes Mauricio Pochettino’s side have relaxed after beating Real Madrid.

Tottenham toppled the Spanish giants in Champions League action back in November, but their form since has been poor.

Spurs have won just three of the eight Premier League matches that they have played since getting past Madrid.

And Lampard believes that it could be hard for Spurs to re-find their intensity.

Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur reacts during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur at Etihad Stadium on December 16, 2017 in Manchester,...

The Chelsea legend said: “They’ve relaxed. They got excited after beating Madrid. It’s hard to turn the switch back on. If you stop playing with intensity, bad things happen.”

Spurs were hammered 4-1 by Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium yesterday, and they never got near the league leaders.

Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur looks on prior to the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Brighton and Hove Albion at Wembley Stadium on December 13, 2017...

Tottenham made far too many errors to compete, and were guilty of being wasteful when they did have opportunities.

Pochettino’s side have now slipped down to seventh place in the Premier League table, with fears rising that they could struggle to make it into the Champions League qualification spaces this term.

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