Champions League: They lack physicality to compete – Wenger

Former Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger has described Tottenham as a team lacking the physicality to compete with other clubs.


Wenger said that Antonio Conte’s side do not have enough quality despite investing ‘a lot of money’ after the Premier League side were handed a 1-0 defeat by Italian side, AC Milan in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 clash on Tuesday night.


It was Brahim Diaz’s goal that separated the two sides on the night and Conte’s men can still turn things around at the Tottenham Stadium in the second leg on March 8; it was their second defeat in four days after a heavy 4-1 defeat to Leicester City on Saturday.



Wenger believes Tottenham are severely lacking in key areas despite some big additions in recent transfer windows.


“Tottenham for me, is a team that is not convincing, they do not have enough top quality players,” the Frenchman told beIN Sport.


“Overall I believe this team lacks pace, they have a mono-rhythm and they do not change pace enough and cannot compete physically pace-wise at the top level at the moment,” he added.


Tottenham Hotspur are currently outside the Premier League top four behind Newcastle United and Manchester United having been very inconsistent this season.


Up next for Antonio Conte’s side is a London derby against West Ham United at the Tottenham stadium this weekend before another derby against Chelsea.

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