There is a wonderful scene in the first episode of Fawlty Towers (A Touch Of Class), where Basil agrees to cash cheque for Lord Melbury.
Unbeknown to Basil, Melbury is fraud, but even before he discovers the truth the size of the cheque is eye watering.
What was ‘an honour’ for the hotelier to facilitate, is now close to giving him a heart attack.
‘Oh, I’m so happy!’ says Fawlty, staving off the frenzied urge to weep.
Pochettino told the BBC “If we can beat Inter then we will both have seven points,” said the Argentine. “Then in one game anything can happen. We will go to Barcelona [for the final group match] to try to win the game. The belief is still there. I am so optimistic.”
Surely Mauricio doesn’t genuinely believe that progressing further in Europe with this squad is going to achieve anything beyond a few gate receipts and some TV money?
A half full Wembley in a competition we’re clearly not good enough to compete in isn’t going to shave much off the HSBC debt, is it?
Spurs have to win both their remaining Champions League fixtures and that’s before they step purposefully on the rake head that is the Europa League.
PSV failed to win even 1 of their last CL games – is that really springboard to glory?