Tottenham Hotspur have made a disappointing start to the 2020/21 Premier League season.
The north Londoners took on Everton at home at the weekend, and were beaten 1-0 by the Toffees with Dominic Calvert-Lewin scoring the only goal.
While Tottenham did have some decent chances in the game, the end result was a fair one with Everton looking livelier and pressing better.
Spurs were very poor in the final third, with Harry Kane hardly getting a sniff.
In fact, all of Tottenham’s attacking players struggled, and now an interesting statistic has come to light.
According to Spurs Stat Man, Spurs players only registered five successful dribbles between them – only West Bromwich Albion managed fewer in gameweek one with three.
That is somewhat alarming for a team that has the likes of Heung-min Son and Lucas Moura in their starting XI.
TBR’s View – Son and Moura wasted?
Both are exceptionally quick and can beat a man in an instant.
That Spurs only had five successful dribbles against Everton is a poor reflection on Jose Mourinho and the tactics he is enforcing.
The Portuguese has two quality ball-carriers at his disposal, and needs to find a away of playing to their strengths and in turn, Kane can also benefit.