Ange Postecoglou will be seething at his Tottenham side dropping more points after their 2-2 draw against Everton on Saturday at Goodison Park.
It was another late goal conceded by Spurs and another one from a corner!
In the FA Cup, Nathan Ake benefited from weak goalkeeping from Guglielmo Vicario to book Manchester City’s ticket into the next round.
And now Everton benefited from Tottenham’s summer signing showcasing the same weakness and you can clearly see a common theme is now emerging.
Tim Sherwood was pretty blunt and stated that the 27-year-old lacks bravery and he thinks he will now be ‘targeted’ going forward, as he told Premier League Productions (03/02/24 at 2:40 pm).
Look, you can sometimes accept conceding a set-piece or corner goal to a team like Everton because it’s their bread and butter.
But the issue is that Sean Dyche’s side benefited twice from that and it was pretty clear that Guglielmo Vicario could and should have done more.
Tim Sherwood cast a critical eye on the Italian and thinks this might just be the start of something he faces.
Guglielmo Vicario from corners
“He was like a fish, he was in the net,” said Sherwood. “I mean he has gone so far back that he has to step forward and he has to put some pressure on Branthwaite and make him flinch first.
“But there was only one person flinching, and that was Vicario, unfortunately. But it’s not only this game, he is going to get targeted now, especially from corners.
“At the end there, when he needed to be brave, he wasn’t brave enough. When nowhere near him, he is quality. He goes and takes anything.”
Tottenham’s race for the Champions League
Only two points separate fifth-placed Spurs and Unai Emery’s Aston Villa, with Manchester United also not far behind.
There are plenty more games to go, including the above teams having to play one another and you feel that could come down to who finishes fourth.
It wouldn’t be a surprise if this goes down to the last day of the season, especially if fifth spot opens up for another Champions League place.
You would assume Villa, Spurs and Man United would want that because it will then just make their lives much, much easier.