Lackluster, slow, predictable, uninventive..... You name it, it was us yesterday. Although it's not just yesterday this type of performance has been festering within this spurs outfit since it ran out of steam, ideas, momentum 2 seasons ago. The freak accident of making it to the CL final (by VaR decisions and flirting with going out at the death the whole way through from being the worser side) went a long way in covering up this now beyond busted flush we've been neglected into. Rewind the clock 2/3 seasons we had what was presumed an exciting young coach with a high press plan that was based on hassling the opposition into mistakes and then using pace and guile to destroy them. We had a young promising buccaneering side that teams really struggled to play against. Not only was it effective it was entertaining, coherent, flowing football. Fast forward a couple of missed Transfer windows, some sales, some questionable acquisitions and what do we have. A team that looks sorry for itself, starts every game on the back foot, plays a passing game that hasn't an idea how or indeed when to go forward, there's no press, no pace, no guile, it's just a laboured painful to watch sorry excuse for what it once was. Pochettino is beginning to look like Mourinho post Madrid, he's not the same happy go lucky chap who the media fawn over, he's turning into the same surly excuse making rambling uninterested self protecting manager that José became after his methods became ineffective. Look up North and you'll see 2 inspirational Managers prowling their technical areas, demanding good football, demanding more, demanding better, improving their players striving for perfection. The total embodiment of a winning philosophy that everyone has to get on board with else you'll quickly find yourself surplus. Would our resident wally Lamela get a regular starting birth at either of these sides? Why do we cling to these players like 1 day they're going to wake up and stop being bang average ? No, we instead give them 5year well paid deals. It's incredible when I hear/see fans talk about Pochettino and his mythical improvement of players because I'll list a few now who have steadily gotten worse and these are actually his more successful players - Kane, Eriksen, Alli, Lloris, Rose, Davies, Dier, Wanyama, Sanchez Lamela has stayed in the painfully bang average bracket, Sissokos run about like a mad man falls in the same bracket There's also non entities like Aurier, Foyth etc who just don't play or can't stay fit. This is before we sort through the scraps of Njie Nkodous Stamboulis etc When are people going to wake up this project is going nowhere and Pochettino is a busted flush. It's not all his fault of course but he's been mainly compliant with Ming the Penniless and his sheer incompetence leaving what was looking like a promising young side looking like an old family pet that's 1 more 'accident' from being put down. A few of us on here were pre warning this was coming because of the sheer negligence of not buying/replacing/upgrading players at a sensible level, much like running a car year on year without servicing , ignoring the knocking sounds missing wing mirror bald tyres oil light etc It's been the same running a thin squad into the ground until all the parts are worn out or not working anymore. At some point it'll come up in a heap and yesterday was the moment. I genuinely can't remember the last time we actually played well, I found other than the CL drama the performances were so dull, every game was struggle and that's what we are now an old slugger. Yesterday's game was the straw for me, Pochettino now has some serious questions moving forward all this he's magic you know BS and the 2nd coming of Fergie is absolutely laughable. Jan on the bench and Eriksen???? You wouldn't mind if we had ample competition for places but if you're expecting Coco the Clown and Harry sideways Winks to unlock an organised defence while Kane Son and Moura try and manufacture from scraps then as a manager in his 6th year at the club your either incompetent or arrogantly ignorant. Pochettino has failed in the Transitioning of this team badly, his buys are extremely questionable and his 'efforts' during the Transfer Windows. And this is before the obvious complete lack of pace and width in the side, the snail pace negative passing , the ambling around movement , the sheer lack of any leadership qualities which haven't just crept out of nowhere. 4 wins in the Premier League since February, 4 out of 15 says it all in case there's anyone that wants to bleat on about how far we've come and that Poch is the best thing since sliced bread. Just waiting to see now how further weakened this squad can get before the European deadline. It's a disgrace. And we are reaping the rewards of a nearly is enough attitude , 4th will do mantra because in sport if you don't aggressively want to improve all the time you'll soon be overtaken by competitors that do.