Robert Green reckoned a lack of spirit saw QPR capitulate to Tottenham at White Hart Lane today.

The keeper was picking the ball out of his three times before half time, and had to suffer a fourth stroked past him in the second 45 minutes.

Green was all but a spectator for all four, as blame from fans got heaped on a 3-5-2 system that was breached at will until the home side eased off the pedal.

The keeper reckoned it had nothing to do with the formation, and everything to do with a team caught like rabbits in headlights.

Tough going: Tottenham's Eric Dier and QPR's Armand Traore (R)

He said: “We didn’t make it hard for them, and that was evident in the scoreline.

“Not to be on it, was the most disappointing. When we were last season we were a tough team to beat.

“If we’re not at it, we’re going to be beaten by teams no matter what system we play.

“If we’re not defending as a unit, it’s going to be along afternoon.

We lost to Hull last week, using that formation and had the majority of play through being positive – today we weren’t.”