Jenas suggests Tottenham Hotspur are arrogant against big teams

Players of Tottenham Hotspur thank each other after the UEFA Champions League group H match between Borussia Dortmund and Tottenham Hotspur at Signal Iduna Park on November 21, 2017 in...

Tottenham Hotspur lost against Arsenal in the North London derby last weekend.

Jermaine Jenas of Spurs looks on from the bench during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Stoke City at White Hart Lane on April 9, 2011 in London, England.

Former Nottingham Forest and Newcastle United midfielder Jermaine Jenas has suggested to BT Sport that Tottenham Hotspur are arrogant in big matches.

The former Tottenham midfielder has suggested that Tottenham lost the North London derby against Arsenal last weekend due to their arrogance.

Spurs suffered a 2-0 defeat to the Gunners away from home at the Emirates Stadium in the Premier League last Saturday afternoon.

Jenas, who now works as a pundit for BBC Sport and BT Sport, has suggested that Tottenham should be not arrogant when they are playing big teams such as Arsenal and Manchester United.

Rodolph Austin of Leeds battles with Jermaine Jenas of QPR during the Sky Bet Championship match between Queens Park Rangers and Leeds United at Loftus Road on March 1, 2014 in London,...

“It’s a weird one because obviously you look back to the North London derby, the game against Manchester United at Old Trafford,” Jenas told BT Sport. “They went into those games kind of playing the Spurs way.

“They are at a level now where they are quite arrogant, they are playing good football, they pop it around quickly, they are one of the most enjoyable teams to watch in the Premier League when they are really at it, and I felt especially in the game at the weekend, that arrogance went a little bit too far, they forgot that it's a battle, they forgot that it’s a fight, maybe a little bit of more of that needs to be involved in their tactics in the way they approach these bigger games.”

Queens Park Rangers English midfielder Jermaine Jenas  (L) vies with Newcastle United's Argentinian midfielder Jonas Gutierrez during the English Premier League football match between...

Tottenham have one of the best teams in the Premier League, but their record against the big teams away from home in recent seasons is not great.

According to Sky Sports, since Mauricio Pochettino became the Spurs manager in the summer of 2014, Spurs have won only once in 17 away league fixtures against their 'big-six' rivals.

This poor record needs to be addressed if Spurs are to win the Premier League title anytime soon.

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