Tottenham Hotspur dragged themselves to a 1-0 victory over newly-promoted Cardiff City at a sparsely attended Wembley Stadium on Saturday afternoon. An early Eric Dier goal from close range was ultimately enough to seal the points.
Neil Warnock’s winless Bluebirds were equally poor and could muster just 24% of the possession. That being said, whilst Mauricio Pochettino’s men saw a lot of the ball and carved out a number of goalscoring opportunities, they were inefficient in the final third.
This is not the first time this season that Spurs have ground out a victory with a sub-par performance and the North London club will be delighted to find themselves in third place in the table already despite not being in the best form.
However, many Spurs supporters are not at all pleased with the current standard of football that their team are offering up. After Saturday’s dull affair, many took to Twitter to voice their concern with the underwhelming display…
Our football hasnt even had an ounce of the same quality as last season
— Waldo The Spur (@WaldoTheSpur) 6 October 2018
Lots of injuries. Poor display but another 3pts in the bag. Best start to a PL season. Can’t wait until we’ll hit top form. #COYS
— Øystein Haugen_THFC (@4jackdaniels) 6 October 2018
Woeful performance today vs such a poor Cardiff side. 3pts was key & 3pts is what we got. Winks & Dier looked great in midfield but you can see how much we miss Eriksen & Alli, team doesn’t tick without them #THFC #COYS
— Graham O’Brien (@GrahamScutzy) 6 October 2018
In my opinion today we were really poor loads of possession loads of chances and really should have been 6 or 7 nil but instead could have easily been 1-1 we really need to step up a little embarrassing really #COYS #THFC
— Carl Simpson #THFC (@topspurs1882) 6 October 2018
It was a poor performance but we still won. After Wednesday a win was essential.
— THFC REAL TALK (@RealThfc) 6 October 2018
— James Cooper (@JimmyBCooper) 6 October 2018