Before a few critical comments, I have to say that I was impressed with our never say die attitude today. We battled to stay in the game all afternoon and particularly after we went 1-0 down. Actually that seemed to spur us into life. (Excuse the pun!) Not for the first time this season, a non forward scored for us – a defender, Liam Ridgewell – popped up to resucue a point.
It COULD have been better though. Chucho missed two chances where he was one on one, chances you KNOW Defoe wouldn’t have missed. I have to say, I’m getting concerned about Chucho. He is fast, and beats the back line quite often – however his return IS poor. We must have at LEAST 1 more striker before 17.00 Monday.
The other notable criticism is our lack of penetration prior to the last 10 minutes. We need a bit of pace, guile and creativity on either flank. We played some nice football, and we did break through enough times, but for much of the afternoon I thought we were a bit predictable. Seb and McFadden worked hard, but looked below par – I’m not surprised they were substituted. They need some competition for their places I think.
Take nothing away from Spurs, I thought they looked well organised and looked dangerous whenever they came forward. Defoe pounced on a free ball mid-way through the 2nd half, and Harry must have thought they had won it, but they hadn’t accounted for our unwillingness to give in!
So, well done Blues – on the whole a good response to Wednesday, let’s not forget that Spurs are going for a Champion’s League place.
Oh, and I called the result correctly in my preview! 🙂