Individual mistakes a recurring theme on and off the field
Spurs conceded two penalties, handing Leicester, and Jamie Vardy, both of the Foxes’ goals. Toby Alderweireld clipped Vardy in the first half, which, after a VAR reversal, was given as a penalty. Begrudgingly, VAR made the correct decision.
Davinson Sanchez, who appeared for the first time since Ryan Mason took over, committed a howler after the interval, wrestling Vardy to the ground on the perimeter of the box. While the decision was slightly controversial, Sanchez has no business putting himself in such a vulnerable, exposed position.
You can see why he hasn’t featured during Mason’s short reign. Those mistakes typified Spurs season, a michrochosm of occurrences on and off the pitch. From countless errors on the field — the most severe of which usually committed by Eric Dier, Sanchez and Serge Aurier — to hapless, deeply consequential decisions from the ownership group, Tottenham shot themselves in the foot more often than a striker practices finishing in training.