Alan Shearer blasted Tottenham after their 3-2 defeat at Manchester United on Saturday, labelling them as ‘flaky’ and ‘inconsistent’.
United took the lead through a spectacular long range effort from Cristiano Ronaldo, however Spurs drew level through Harry Kane’s penalty after Alex Telles handled in the box.
The Red Devils re-took the lead moments later courtesy of Ronaldo and led 2-1 going into the break, but the Lilywhites equalised for a second time thanks to a Harry Maguire own goal after he poked Sergio Reguilon’s cross past David de Gea.
But Ronaldo sealed his first hat-trick since his return to United and all three points with a header late on.
The defeat left Antonio Conte’s side five points adrift of the Red Devils who currently occupy fourth spot. However, Spurs do have two games in hand.
The north London club have endured patchy form of late with stunning wins over Manchester City and Leeds cancelled out by recent defeats to Burnley, Southampton and Wolves.
They were also knocked out of the FA Cup by Championship side Middlesbrough earlier this month, leaving Shearer to confess he’s never quite sure which Spurs side are going to turn up on any given day.
“They’re very inconsistent, they’re very flaky,” he said whilst analysing their performance on Match of the Day.
“We don’t know what Spurs are going to turn up, is it the Spurs that played Man City not so long ago and put in a magnificent performance?
“Or is it the Spurs that would then go to Burnley, or the Spurs you see today defensively because I thought they were very poor defensively today.”
Former Tottenham midfielder Jermaine Jenas echoed Shearer’s thoughts and also claimed that his old side suffered from off days from their lethal attacking duo of Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min.
He added: “I also thought Son and Kane were just off it a little bit today.
“If we go back to the FA Cup game against Middlesbrough, Son and Kane were a little bit off it there.
“So much is on them, they play well they’ve got a better chance of winning.”