Jamie O’Hara has voiced his frustration over the persistence of players like Eric Dier and Ben Davies in the squad. A combination of injuries and suspensions compelled manager Ange Postecoglou to delve into his squad, granting opportunities to Dier, Davies, and Gio Lo Celso.
However, the outcome was far from ideal, as Wolves managed a late comeback, securing two goals and marking the second defeat of the week for Spurs. Dier and Davies, long-standing figures in the team, have faced criticism in the past, and O’Hara, speaking on TalkSPORT, didn’t mince words when expressing his dissatisfaction, particularly with Dier’s performance.
O’Hara, alongside Gabby Agbonlahor, didn’t hold back in his critique of Tottenham, stating, “These players we’ve got aren’t good enough, coming off the bench who’ve had to come in. Ben Davies, he’s okay, he’ll do a job, but he’s not a centre-half. Eric Dier, for me, two mistakes, he’s in no man’s land for both goals. Should have got rid of him in the summer, no one wanted him, and he ends up back in the team, and this is the problem. These players you’ve been trying to get rid of, they end up playing again.”
Dier, initially not anticipated to play a significant role this season, finds himself increasingly relied upon due to issues with Cristian Romero’s constant suspensions and Van de Ven’s absence until the new year. O’Hara’s concerns highlight a longstanding problem for Tottenham, emphasizing that while Postecoglou has the team playing well, Dier has been off the pace for quite some time.
As Tottenham aims for a coveted place in the top four, O’Hara contends that securing a new defender in the upcoming January transfer window is imperative. Failure to address this defensive vulnerability may jeopardize their standing in the league, making it crucial for Spurs to reinforce their backline to sustain their pursuit of a top-four finish.