The Premier League debut of Paul Gazzaniga wasn’t perfect but it was extremely welcome as Spurs came down to earth with a decided bump after the magnificent dismantling of Real Madrid.
Poch gushed after the game:
“Paulo played fantastically well. He’s an unbelievable option to have. We had possession, we dominated, but we conceded a lot of chances.”
Gazzaniga turned behind a skiddy effort from Sir Blastalot, did enough to shut down Wilfried Zaha after an Aurier blunder and parried away an awkward effort from Milivojevic.
The incident with Sakho didn’t overshadow the good he did, however it gave us an insight into how deep Poch was forced to dig into the Tottenham squad.
It could have easily been a penalty on any other day – but it wasn’t. When you’re playing your 3rd choice Charlie stuff like this is going to happen.