Tottenham Hotspur suffered an embarrassing loss.

Tottenham Hotspur suffered an unfortunate defeat away to League Two side Colchester United last night.

Spurs were knocked out of the Carabao Cup on penalties after a 0-0 draw in normal time.

Manager Mauricio Pochettino named a rotated side, giving chances to fringe players. None of them were really able to seize their chances.

Former Tottenham captain Graham Roberts gave his view on why the team lost. He believes there were too many changes.

In comparison to Tottenham’s Premier League rivals, Mauricio Pochettino’s team selection was not abnormal.

Manchester City and Arsenal both named rotated teams, and won comfortably, while Liverpool are expected to do so tonight.

The difference is that Spurs’ Premier League form is poor, and they came into the game on the back of a defeat.

The ‘stand in’ players still should have stepped up, but Roberts’ point is a valid one, while easy to say  after the event.

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