Despite the final score, despite the fact the result could easily have clearly been far far worse, Tottenham Hotspur emerged from last night’s game with her pride in tact. Despite being cruelly handicapped by a chairman more obsessed with economic strategies than the actual football team, Pochettino’s boys not only gave their all, but crucially they refused to give up.
Notable mentions in dispatches for our fighters Davidson Sanchez, Erik Lamela, Toby Alderweireld and Harry Kane.
By the time Pochettino was forced to throw the human ballast of Fernando Lorente and Moussa Sissoko into the mix Barcelona had begun to wane a little and Tottenham were afforded what one might call a clean death.
I wish I could get a royality for use of the line, ‘the only side in all of Europe’s 5 top divisions not to buy a player in the 2018/19 summer window.’
What I wish more is for Pochettino to land himself a job with a club that treats him less abjectly than Tottenham have.
Jimmy Greaves’ ‘it’s a funny old game’ line couldn’t be more apt to describe Mauricio’s position.
The Argentine has won nothing and looks highly unlikely to ever win anything the longer he stays with us; yet his stock rises gently like a helium balloon that’s slipped from the hand of a distracted child at the fair.