Mauricio Pochettino was the blue eyed boy a few hours ago. The final whistle goes and he’s being challenged to produce his coaching badges.
The unpalatable fact of the matter is this is what it looks like when you throw a game and so has no bearing upon his ability to manage.
Equally calls for Vorm to be deported currently doing the rounds courtesy of the pond life on Twitter are as equally spurious.
“We showed a lack of aggression. Everything we were doing in the first half. You can never lose your focus.”
I’d have to question whether aggression or lack thereof was a factor, not having the right tools for the job was a more obvious omission.
“In football sometimes you are in the sky after Real and Liverpool. I understand today it’s not easy to play this type of competition if you rotate. You can see last night and it’s difficult to keep the momentum. That’s my responsibility.”
Momentum cannot be maintained when you change the personnel. So that’s fundamentally nonsensical. This wasn’t rotation in its purest sense. Foyth for example looked embarrassingly out of his depth once he was asked to defend, to such a degree one has to ask at what level he is actually fit to play at.
“I’d rather win ‘real trophies’ than the FA or EFL Cups.”
In which case Tottenham Hotspur Football Club need to let the poor mugs trooping out to bloody Wembley know that they are going to get very poor value for money.
Whilst it makes sense for the business to focus on the commercially attractive stuff, you can’t treat supporters like some milking parlour where you sometimes pet the cows and other times kick the cows. It isn’t fair and it isn’t right.