Another opening day away, another defeat.
With the new additions to the squad, the same old problems – we can’t defend.
Playing Didier Zokora at right-back was a strange one when he was needed in the centre of midfield, as I don’t see Jermaine Jenas or Luka Modric as ‘defensive’.
Also Dimitar Berbatov on the bench? He’s our best player regardless of whether he’s been tapped up or not, therefore he should have started alongside Darren Bent.
Ledley King and Gareth Bale were on the bench too. The latter did make an appearance, my only guess is that both players are being brought back into the team slowly after injuries.
Both of ‘Boro’s goals came from crosses.
David Wheater was on hand to get on the end of a saved Afonso Alves shot in the 71th minute following a cross from Stewart Downing.
In the 86th minute, ex-Spurs striker Mido managed to deflect a cross from Didier Digard into the back of the net.
Spurs got one back from a Bentley free-kick, that was headed home by Robert Huth.
Next up is Sunderland at home on the 23rd of August, where five ex-Spurs players return to White Hart Lane. It’ll be interesting to see if there’ll be any improvement – and new signings.