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Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Spurs need to improve first half performances


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The following table shows an area of improvement needed by Mauricio Pochettino's men. Of the top six, we sit sixth on half-time results.

It emphasises how slow we are out of the box in the first half and how much we give ourselves to do in the second half. Under Harry Redknapp and Andre Villas-Boas we appeared top be playing for 0-0 at half time, to not be losing rather than playing to win.

At the same time Liverpool, under Brendan Rogers, were flying out of the boxes, winning games in the first half and managing the situation after that. Improving our first half performance will make our second halves easier, less pressurised.

It is just one of the details a coach looks at. As I have written before, we must continually make little tiny improvements that add up to a big improvement. If each player made one tiny improvement each week the squad would have made 25 improvements, it is easy to see how they add up.


If Premier League Games Ended at Half-Time

TeamPGDPTS
1Chelsea241250
2Liverpool241343
3Manchester City24942
4Arsenal24941
5Manchester United241139
6Tottenham Hotspur241037
7West Bromwich Albion24533
8Stoke City24232
9Bournemouth24032
10West Ham United24-432
11Burnley24-430
12Everton24029
13Middlesbrough24-226
14Southampton24-226
15Watford24-1024
16Leicester City24-1024
17Hull City24-823
18Swansea City24-1122
19Sunderland24-820
20Crystal Palace24-1216

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