Date: 21st March 2021 at 3:00pm
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Journalist Charlotte Marsh has featured on the latest edition of the Sky Sports Pitch to Post podcast where she discussed the recent defeats for Tottenham Hotspur over the past week. 

Spurs crashed out of the Europa League on Thursday night after a stunning 3-0 defeat away to Dinamo Zagreb ended Jose Mourinho’s European dreams for the season.

The entered with a 2-0 aggregate lead after a brace from Harry Kane last week in the first leg of the tie, however, Mislav Oršic completed his hat-trick in extra time to send the Londoners packing.

Kane only received a rating of 6.3/10 on WhoScored in their defeat to the Croatian side and Marsh was quick to question the ’s display in the damning defeat.

She said: “I think it’s worrying when you have players like Harry Kane, who has played in the Champions League final; Gareth Bale, who scored in a Champions League final, and all these different kinds of players who have played at the top of their game, just not having a clue what to do.

“You know, Harry Kane, again, like he was in the North London derby, there wasn’t much from him, Bale did a bit better, but actually, the player that sort of sparked them into life somewhat was Giovani Lo Celso, who came back from injury [and] hasn’t played since December.”

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Kane has shone this season for Spurs having scored 16 times in the Premier League alone and three times in the Europa League in his five appearances this season (via Transfermarkt).

However, with Spurs only needing one goal to progress, Kane did not take advantage of a golden opportunity in front of goal in extra-time and Spurs were sent back to London with their tails between their legs.

TIF Thoughts on Marsh’s comments…

There was a lot of uninspiring performances on Thursday night for Spurs and although Kane did not match his usual standards, by any means, there has to be questions over Mourinho’s approach to the game. Spurs came into the game with a comfortable 2-0 lead and in the end only needed a goal to see them through to the quarter-finals, however, from the first minute they sat back and allowed Zagreb to play their own game.