Tottenham have looked strong this season, a stronger force than in recent years. 

Before the game against Liverpool, they were unbeaten in 12 games and looked confident on and off the pitch. Their position in Europe looked strong, with them holding a 3-0 advantage after the first leg of their Europa League tie against Inter Milan.

However, after three defeats in a row, have the wheels have came off for Andre Villas-Boas' men? 

At Anfield, Spurs went behind to a Luis Suarez goal, before equalising and then going ahead thanks to two goals from centre-back Jan Vertonghen. Spurs looked good for their lead until Kyle Walker played an awful back pass to Hugo Lloris, which ended up at the feet of Stewart Downing who found the net. The game went from bad to worse for them as Steven Gerrard scored from the penalty spot leaving Spurs to suffer a 3-2 defeat.

Only a few short days later, Spurs were in Italy for their away leg against Inter Milan holding a comfortable looking 3-0 lead on aggregate. 

However, Thursday night was less than comfortable for Spurs as during the 90 minutes, they conceded three goals and the game was taken to extra-time. 

Six minutes in, and Emmanuel Adebayor managed to squeeze a ball into the net, meaning that Spurs had an away goal and would go through unless Inter could score two more goals in the remaining time. They had a real go at Spurs and a goal from Alvarez after 110 minutes meant that there would be a tense conclusion. Spurs managed to just about limp through to the quarter-finals.

After 120 minutes of football in Italy on Thursday, Spurs were very quickly involved in Premier League action again on Sunday, as Craven Cottage outfit Fulham were the visitors to White Hart Lane. 

This proved to be a frustrating day out for Spurs, as they had little joy in the final third against a very resolute Fulham defence. The deadlock was broken by ex Spurs man Dimitar Berbatov on 52 minutes. Spurs could find no response to finish a miserable week.

Three defeats in seven days must be worrying for Spurs. They've struggled to create chances and have not looked sharp in front of goal.

Spurs must find their form of old if they are to stay in contention for a Champions League spot or the north London outfit may have to settle for Europa League football once again next season. 

 

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