Wright: Spurs lacked width in derby defeat

Ian Wright believes Tottenham’s lack of width against West Ham was a major reason for their derby defeat.

Michail Antonio’s second-half goal gave the Hammers the points, condemning Spurs to their first loss at their new stadium.

They struggled to create clear cut chances and pundit Wright felt their failure to get the ball out wide enough played into West Ham’s hands.

Speaking on the BBC’s Match of the Day programme, former Arsenal, West Ham and England striker Wright said: “They lacked a bit of width and they did play into West Ham’s hands a bit.

“You’ve got Ben Davies and you feel ‘go on, go and stretch them’ but they didn’t do it.

“You see them all getting congregated in a little area and that’s where West Ham were very strong.

“In the second half they brought Llorente on and you’re thinking ‘maybe get some crosses in, see if they can get the ball into the big man’.

“They didn’t do it and West Ham were very, very strong in there and just snuffed them out at every opportunity.”

Spurs, who face Ajax in the semi-finals of the Champions League, have now lost six of their last 10 matches.




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