The last time Spurs played Borrusia Dortmund was simply a case of bad timing, the night before the game a baby grand piano fell on Mauricio Pochettino’s head and he subsequently selected the following squad:
Lloris 16Trippier 4Alderweireld 27Wimmer 33Davies 8Mason 28Carroll 25Onomah 23Eriksen 7Son Heung-min 22Chadli Substitutes 2Walker 6Bentaleb 10Kane 11Lamela 13Vorm 19Dembélé 38Carter-Vickers.
Wimmer who pretty much never played for us again. Davies who was then virtually agoraphobic. Ryan Mason who had just ‘come out’ as a failure in the making. Tom F___ing Carroll – the housewives choice. Josh Onomah the latest academy flop and of course the legendary Nacer Chadli; the best looking player Watford ever bought.
That side lost 0-3 Sausage Side. We then went on to lose 1-2 at The Lane. The squad for that one was:
1Lloris 16Trippier 4Alderweireld 27Wimmer 33Davies 15Dier 8Mason 11Lamela 20Alli 22Chadli 7Son Heung-min Substitutes 3Rose 10Kane 13Vorm 25Onomah 28Carroll 29Winks 38Carter-Vickers
Another muddle of players that weren’t good enough.
Fast forward to tomorrow and Spurs are in far better shape… this is a side to restore some pride.