Tottenham Hotspur have a media agenda against them and the style of football they play, according to Jamie O’Hara.
Antonio Conte’s men earned themselves their first victory in the Premier League since 15 October with their previous two outings ending in defeat against Manchester United and Newcastle United.
However, there are likely still question marks over the north London side who had to fight from behind to secure the points after Keiffer Moore gave the Cherries a two-goal lead.
There has been a fair amount of criticism directed at Spurs already this season for their negative style of football, but O’Hara now feels as if there is an unfair agenda from the media being aimed at the club:
(3:50) “I mean, we’re third in the table top of the Champions League group. There is an agenda. There’s a media agenda around Tottenham, you know, because and that for me, I think it’s because everyone’s worried about what this club can actually do.
“You know, can we push on? Can we get in amongst it? Can we be successful? And you’ve got Conte, who for me, I think’s a brilliant manager.
“The issue that we’ve got is everyone expects Tottenham to play like Man City and Barcelona, and we’re just not that we haven’t got them players.”
TIF Thoughts on O’Hara’s comments…
We certainly think there are some cases in which the criticism directed towards Spurs has been warranted. The defeat at Old Trafford, in particular, the Lilywhites were dreadful.
Is there an unfair agenda against Conte's Spurs?
However, there also has to be some aspect of empathy towards Spurs playing without Dejan Kulusevski, Richarlison and to some extent, Son Heung-min with the South Korean yet to hit any consistent form this season.
However, O’Hara has also been incredibly vocal in his criticism of Spurs so perhaps he needs to make his mind up on where he stands.