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Peter Schmeichel Slams Tottenham's 'Terrible' Performance Despite Victory Against Leicester City
90min
Mon, 11 Feb 2019 18:09

Peter Schmeichel Slams Tottenham's 'Terrible' Performance Despite Victory Against Leicester City

90min
Mon, 11 Feb 2019 18:09

​Former Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel has described Tottenhams performance against Leicester City as terrible, despite Spurs winning the match 3-1 at Wembley on Sunday.

Peter Schmeichel Slams Tottenham's 'Terrible' Performance Despite Victory Against Leicester City

Schmeichel was mainly unimpressed by Tottenhams creativity during the game in comparison to Leicester City, with Spurs registering only 12 shots to the Foxes 20.
Unlike ​Leicester - who wasted several great opportunities during the game - ​Spurs were clinical with their chances, with Davinson Sanchez, ​Christian Eriksen and Son Heung-min all finding a way past Leicester goalkeeper and son of Peter, ​Kasper Schmeichel. Rendering ​Jamie Vardys 76th minute strike as nothing more than a consolation.
Despite doing enough to secure an important three points, Tottenham did very little to impress Schmeichel, who was heavily critical of their display.
Schmeichel told BeIN Sports (as quoted by ​thisisfutbol): “If you want to want to compete for a Championship, you win your games when you play terrible and I thought Tottenham were terrible today.
“They didn’t create chances. I’m trying to think of a move in the whole game when Tottenham played and created a chance. I don’t think they had a single move, whereas Harvey Barnes had three one-on-ones with the goalkeeper and Jamie Vardy had a penalty. Leicester had all the opportunities.”
Schmeichels comments could also be seen as somewhat of a backhanded compliment to Mauricio Pochettinos team, as they were still able to grind out a victory and remain only five points behind league leaders Manchester City, despite not being at their best during the game, and profiting from Leicesters wastefulness.
Tottenham will be looking for a much more creative performance on Wednesday night, as their Champions League campaign resumes, with Bundesliga leaders ​Borussia Dortmund visiting Wembley Stadium in the first leg of their last 16 clash.