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Oliver Skipp claimed that the lack of chances created for attackers was an issue against West Ham despite Nuno Espirito Santo and Harry Kane having differing views after the game.
Spurs suffered a 1-0 loss to the Hammers on Sunday, leaving them sixth in the Premier League after nine games, of which they have lost four and won five.
And speaking in an interview with Tottenham after the game, Skipp gave a very honest verdict of the performance.
“It was a really 50/50 game. I think first half we controlled a lot of the possession, perhaps without creating much and then the second [half] was more open, a more end to end [half] but we were really disappointed in the manner, how we conceded,” the Spurs midfielder said.
“We knew before the game they were going to be strong from set pieces. There’s a lot of things we could probably do better for the goal, probably myself included as well but we’re disappointed with the manner we conceded.
“There’s still a lot of work we need to be doing. You can see we’re still evolving under the new manager.
“We kept the ball well without really creating too much. I didn’t feel like we fed the strikers enough.”
However, Skipp’s honest verdict was slightly different to how his teammate Kane and manager Espirito Santo perceived the game.
“We was pleased with how we were playing and if anyone looked like scoring, it was us,” Kane said when he spoke after the game, via the Tottenham website.
In his post match press conference, the Portuguese head coach denied creativity being an issue and explained:
“The game like I said was under control… I think all the players worked very hard and fitness-wise were available to deal with the game.
“When you lose a game like today that I believe we were better team, the only positive is feeling that there are aspects to improve that will guide us to winning more matches.”
Even though the head coach and England captain acknowledge that things went wrong during the match, they weren’t quite as direct as the midfielder.
Source – football.london