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Is it such a surprise that Spurs come out of the blocks so slowly? Look at their summer warm up friendlies: Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Orient and Torino - talk about taking it easy!! Compare that to Arsenal who played against the likes of PSG, Inter, Lazio and Ajax!!
A heavyweight boxer wouldn't prepare for a big fight by sparring with bantam weights! No wonder it takes us 6 games to get up and running.
'Those who fail to prepare can prepare for failure!'
I watched the inter game at the lane last summer, where we beat the freshly crowned italian champions.
It was a rather lifeless match with all of the ferocity of a kickabout on the beach. Preseason friendlies are never played at full tilt, the opposition is fairly unimportant.