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Roy Keane has spotted problem with Tottenham after watching them live

Roy Keane has spotted a problem with Tottenham that supporters won’t be able to see by watching the television. Nuno Espirito Santo’s men were beaten 3-0 by Chelsea yesterday and the pundit assessed the performance on Sky Sports (19/09: 18:37)

The ex-Manchester United man isn’t renowned for sitting on the fence. Part of the reason he works well as a pundit is that he often says things how they are.

That left Tottenham with no hiding place yesterday. An abysmal second-half showing saw Chelsea score three times and leave Espirito Santo with masses of work to do.

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Spurs are yet to see Harry Kane score in the Premier League this season. Keane believes he spotted a bigger problem by being at the game yesterday, however.

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Keane feels that the defending isn’t up to scratch, stating that the team has to be braver at the back.

He told Sky Sports (19/09: 18:37)“You’ve seen this defending. When the ball goes into these areas, again, the defenders have to head the ball. Spurs don’t have that.

“We’re watching it here live, you can’t see that on TV, they’re not doing the basics, stop the runners and be strong.

“Somebody needs to go and win the ball, be strong. Just look at Dier or Alli…Go and head the ball.”

Where do Tottenham go from here?

It’s a difficult time for Spurs. Kane isn’t firing and at the back, soft goals and being leaked, making for a recipe akin to something served up at a roadside cafe.

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Cristian Romero has been added to strengthen things up at the back. Right now, he’s not having the desired effect, however, and Spurs have shipped six goals in two games.

Yesterday was arguably as bad if not worse than anything that was served up under Jose Mourinho. For 45 minutes Tottenham looked okay, but ultimately they never laid a glove on Chelsea.

Spurs need to braver and love him or not, Keane is spot on about Tottenham when it comes to the art of defending.

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