Tottenham Hotspur have failed to push on from their performances last season, according to RTÉ pundit Eamon Dunphy.

Speaking in studio after Spurs fell to a damaging 1-0 defeat to Bayer Leverkusen in their Champions League tie at Wembley, Dunphy said it was evidence of a "damaging reverse" at the London club.

Spurs were in contention for a first league title since 1961 for much of last season, but fell away at the end of the season as Leicester secured an historic success.

Dunphy said that Spurs "set the bar for themselves last season".

"You do expect an improvement the following season. What we saw on the evidence tonight was a dramatic reverse."

Former Irish international Damien Duff also questioned some of the recruitment decisions made by the club.

"If you look at their squad, they haven’t built on last season," Duff said.

"If you take into consideration the people they bought – [Vincent] Janssen and [Moussa] Sissoko – they haven’t improved the squad but they’ve paid big money."

On the same topic, Dunphy questioned who exactly is making the decisions at White Hart Lane, adding that "that's at the heart of the problem."

They could easily go ten without a win after watching that tonight - Damien Duff

Duff also pointed out that with a tough run of fixtures coming up, Spurs may extend their unwanted record of six games without a win.

"They haven’t won in six games and in their next four they have three London derbies – Arsenal, West Ham and Chelsea – and they have Monaco away in three weeks time.

"They could easily go ten without a win after watching that tonight," the former winger said.

Meanwhile, former Champions League winner Didi Hamann said the result showed that the Premier League is not as great as some may think.

"I think people sometimes read too much into the Premier League, the money that’s spent, the players here," the German said.

"I don’t think the German league is any worse and I think tonight’s game proved that."