Tottenham’s dressing-room leaders offered contrasting post-mortems of Saturday’s frustrating 1-1 draw against West Brom. No one was in any doubt, however, that Spurs have a problem breaking down lesser teams at Wembley.
The draw leaves Spurs 13 points behind leaders Manchester City and again highlighted the contrast between their ability to beat the Premier League’s strugglers at White Hart Lane and Wembley.
West Brom were content to play with 10 men behind the ball as soon as Salomon Rondon had capitalised on Dele Alli’s error to give them a fourth-minute lead and they defended deep and doggedly either side of Harry Kane’s 74th-minute equaliser.
Last year, when Spurs played Bournemouth, Burnley, Crystal Palace, Swansea and the Baggies at the Lane, they won all five, scoring 16 and conceding just one goal. This season, they have already dropped six points against those five teams, scoring four times and conceding twice.
Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino, who has previously responded to questions about Wembley with an exasperated eye-roll, raised the issue of his…