Following another heavy loss for Tottenham against Liverpool, Tim Sherwood was ‘bitterly disappointed’ at the result and performance at Anfield.
Tim Sherwood described himself as being ‘bitterly disappointed’ as Tottenham once again proved a ‘soft-touch’ for a team in the top-4. From their 8 matches against Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester City and Arsenal, Spurs have taken a solitary point with only Fulham having a worse record.
Speaking to BBC Sport after the game, Sherwood said,
The idea was to stay in the game as long as we could but at 2-0 the game is dead and buried.
The manager spoke of Spurs record against the top teams saying,
It does appear we have a problem against the top four. The statistics don’t lie. We have to address it. To go where we need to go, we need to get points from those above us.
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Sherwood remained in the stand for the whole game and said that it gave him an opportunity to assess the players,
I am not shirking responsibility. But at 3-0, it was time to take step back and assess because our performances against the top four have not been good enough.
It was a familiar story as Tim Sherwood spoke to @SpursOfficial, saying,
We started poorly, gifted them two goals and unfortunately there was no way back from that. We’re bitterly disappointed.
With 6 games to play to the end of a season which had been billed as Tottenham’s opportunity to break into the top-4 and possibly challenge for the title, Sherwood is looking to restore some pride,
It was a difficult afternoon for everyone. No-one likes losing. We’ve six games left to try to get some pride back.
The travelling Tottenham supporters had to endure another difficult afternoon but even in defeat could be heard backing their team, even over the exuberant celebrations of the home fans.
For me, we have the best away following in the league. They are disappointed, they wanted us to do better, we wanted to as well.