Former Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel has described Tottenham’s performance against Leicester City as ‘terrible’, despite Spurs winning the match 3-1 at Wembley on Sunday.
Schmeichel was mainly unimpressed by Tottenham’s creativity during the game in comparison to Leicester City, with Spurs registering only 12 shots to the Foxes’ 20.
Unlike Leicester – who wasted several great opportunities during the game – Spurs were clinical with their chances, with Davinson Sanchez, Christian Eriksen and Son Heung-min all finding a way past Leicester goalkeeper and son of Peter, Kasper Schmeichel. Rendering Jamie Vardy’s 76th minute strike as nothing more than a consolation.
Despite doing enough to secure an important three points, Tottenham did very little to impress Schmeichel, who was heavily critical of their display.
Schmeichel told BeIN Sports (as quoted by thisisfutbol): “If you want to want to compete for a Championship, you win your games when you play terrible and I thought Tottenham were terrible today.
“They didn’t create chances. I’m trying to think of a move in the whole game when Tottenham played and created a chance. I don’t think they had a single move, whereas Harvey Barnes had three one-on-ones with the goalkeeper and Jamie Vardy had a penalty. Leicester had all the opportunities.”
Schmeichel’s comments could also be seen as somewhat of a backhanded compliment to Mauricio Pochettino’s team, as they were still able to grind out a victory and remain only five points behind league leaders Manchester City, despite not being at their best during the game, and profiting from Leicester’s wastefulness.
Tottenham will be looking for a much more creative performance on Wednesday night, as their Champions League campaign resumes, with Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund visiting Wembley Stadium in the first leg of their last 16 clash.