Roy Keane calls Tottenham ‘SPURSY’ after their ‘poor defending’ leads to Ollie Watkins’ winner in Sunday’s 2-1 defeat against Aston Villa

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Roy Keane has criticized Tottenham’s lackluster defense during the 2-1 defeat to Aston Villa as ‘Spursy’ after they went from a goal ahead to losing.

After taking an early lead through Giovani Lo Celso, Spurs missed out on an important three points, with Ollie Watkins sealing the deal with a second-half winner.

Speaking after the match Air sportsPundit and former Arsenal star Karen Carney said Tottenham made it ‘far too easy’ for their opponents.

On Ollie Watkins’ winning goal, Carney pointed out that ‘no one was putting them under pressure’, despite some good skill from the Villa forward.

Roy Keane was quick to agree: ‘Really poor defending against Spurs. You have to get tight and be aggressive, they just got off at the wrong time.

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Roy Keane criticized Spurs’ ‘poor defending’ which allowed Villa to take the lead and secure a win

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He continued: ‘Great goal from Villa, but defending from Spurs… really Spursy’.

Tottenham have now suffered their third successive Premier League defeat despite making a winning start to the 2023/24 season.

However, Ange Postecoglou’s side have suffered a string of injuries, including Rodrigo Bentancur, who was substituted early in the first half after a challenge from Matty Cash.

Michael Dawson added: “If you give teams that are good in attack a small advantage, an opportunity, they will take it. Ollie Watkins does that.

Giovani Lo Celso shot his team into the lead early in the match – a much-needed confidence boost for the weakened Tottenham team.

In stoppage time at the end of the first half, Pau Torres nodded in a header from Douglas Luiz’s cross in the penalty area, allowing the Spaniard to get a simple header into the net.

With everything to play for in the second half, the visitors pushed hard and secured a second winning goal through Ollie Watkins.

After a one-two on the edge of the penalty area with ex-Leicester star Youri Tielemans, Watkins coolly slotted home to secure all three points for his visiting side in the capital.


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