The Champions League squad omissions have caused less than a small murmur as only the wildest optimist would have imagined that either Janssen or Lamela could make the cut to play in Europe.
Janssen is finished at Spurs. Even a child would have understood that they would have needed to excel in not just in general training but in the preseason games; yet Vinny lacked even that level of awareness.
With Lamela I fail to believe that the club has been straight with anyone. Sometimes telling the truth, no matter how unsavoury can alleviate a bad situation almost immediately.
Like opening windows after a particularly unpleasant dump, opposed to trying to mask the stench with air freshener, which simply merely gives you ‘essence of summer rose with delicate notes of a particularly unpleasant dump’.
Goalkeepers: Hugo Lloris, Michel Vorm, Paulo Gazzaniga
Defenders: Kieran Trippier, Danny Rose, Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen, Davinson Sanchez, Juan Foyth, Serge Aurier, Ben Davies.
Midfielders: Victor Wanyama, Georges-Kevin N’Koudou, Eric Dier, Moussa Sissoko, Mousa Dembele, Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen.
Forwards: Heung-Min Son, Harry Kane, Fernando Llorente.