Tottenham Hotspur reached the Champions League final last season, but it seems that defeat in Madrid has had a negative effect on the team.
Dimitar Berbatov has stated that Tottenham are fighting relegation after they recorded a 1-1 draw at home to Sheffield United on Saturday.
The former Spurs striker also claimed that if the North London outfit ‘want to be a big team’ then they cannot be dropping points at home to the likes of Sheffield United.
One week Mauricio Pochettino’s side seem back to their best and then they are back to square one with a poor result and performance.
Speaking to beIN SPORTS, former Premier League hitman, Berbatov shared brutally honest thoughts on Tottenham’s current situation.
“It always happens with Spurs, they crack at the back and let the other team score a goal,” Berbatov told beIN SPORTS. “If you want to be a big team, you can’t let that happen. 1-0 if you can win this is the most important.
“I remember with Manchester United, Sir Alex Ferguson was most happy when we win 1-0, not 5-0 or 6-0 because it shows concentration at the back and at the front, you do your job. In this case of Spurs, they need to find that consistency, else it’s not going to be good for them.
“When I reached the [European] final with Leverkusen in 2001, the next season we fight for relegation. We played badly. Dortmund reached the final with Klopp, the next season, they fight relegation. Spurs are the same – they have great players but they have no more excuses. The stadium is there and the training ground is there. Now they need to start producing.”
At this moment in time, Spurs are sitting in the bottom half of the Premier League table and many of their fans agree that they deserve to be where they are.
On Saturday, Chris Wilder’s side perhaps more than deserved just the draw, as Spurs didn’t deserve anything more than a point from the game.
It is a case of, is the glass half-full or half-empty? The reason being 12th-placed Spurs are three points behind fifth-placed Sheffield United, but they are also only three points ahead of 17th-placed Aston Villa.