Football is cyclical. Eras come to an end. Is that what we're witnessing at Tottenham Hotspur?
The north Londoners have won just six of their last 20 Premier League games, reaching a new low as they were thrashed 3-0 by Brighton & Hove Albion.
In terms of the opposition, this felt even more catastrophic than the 7-2 humiliation at home to Bayern Munich.
The Seagulls were given a helping hand by Hugo Lloris, who made another howler just three minutes in to allow Neal Maupay to score.
Landing awkwardly, the Frenchman appeared to break his arm and was given oxygen before being rushed to hospital.
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His replacement, Paulo Gazzaniga, should have done better for the second goal, scored by Aaron Connolly on his first Premier League start.
The young Irishman then secured a brace with 65 minutes on the clock.
Graham Potter's side undoubtedly deserve credit, but Tottenham were abject.
Aside from their defensive errors, they struggled to put the simplest of passes together or create anything for Harry Kane, who was up front on his own.
The England captain completed eight passes all day - and four of them were from kick-off.
The striker was also man-handled by Lewis Dunk.
The centre-back pulled him to the floor and when he tried to get up, he put him in a headlock.
That just about sums up Tottenham's day.
The Lilywhites continue their awful form away from home.
Spurs haven't won on the road since January, and let's not forget that required a last-minute winner from Harry Winks against a Fulham side who would go on to be relegated.
Mauricio Pochettino has a mountain to climb to sort out this group of players.
They have let him down time and again this season, losing to Colchester in the Carabao Cup, twice throwing away 2-0 leads and conceding 11 goals in the last seven days.News Now - Sport News