Jermaine Jenas believes that Tottenham’s embarrassing defeat at Newcastle on Sunday is a result of a lack of direction from the top of the club. Hugo Lloris, Spurs’ goalkeeper, said that the players have a responsibility to perform, regardless of what is going on behind the scenes. However, Jenas believes that the team’s poor performance is a result of the managerial change from Antonio Conte to Cristian Stellini with 10 Premier League games to go. He believes that this decision was an indication that Spurs had given up on their season and this has fed through to the team. Jenas also believes that the players should have been more prepared for their game against Newcastle, given the atmosphere of St James’ Park and the fact that Newcastle are having their best season in 20 years. He believes that Spurs’ season will not improve and they will finish behind Aston Villa, Liverpool and Brighton. Jenas believes that Spurs should have used Conte’s exit as an opportunity to bring in a new manager for the final few weeks of the season, but instead they will be starting from scratch in the summer.