Nuno Espirito Santo rested his top players for the Europa Conference League match against Vitesse Arnhem earlier in the week.
The Spurs B team lost the game with Steven Bergwijn as the top star in the lineup, but Vitesse manager, Thomas Letsch, doesn’t care who played and maintains that his team beat Tottenham regardless of who played.
Both clubs were separated by a lone goal from Maximilian Wittek, and Letsch picked out Bergwijn as a top player, which shows that Spurs played a strong team.
He said as quoted by Omroep GLD:
“Everyone is, of course, very happy. This was a special evening.
“Not only did we win, but it was also deserved. That is actually not normal against a team like Tottenham Hotspur.
“I don’t care who plays. Steven Bergwijn, for example, is a top player. If you play against Tottenham, it doesn’t matter who plays. There is no B team and I don’t think there is a C or D team either.
“We won against Tottenham Hotspur Football Club.”
This is why Tottenham are regarded as a “Top six” club no matter how we are playing or what league position we are in, in fact, Vitesse had their first full capacity for SEVEN years, only big clubs have that effect.
Only a few Tottenham fans actually care about the Conference League even though we remain favourites for the competition.
A return to the top four remains the goal this season and Nuno Santo will hardly come under fire for leaving his big stars at home to prepare for the crunch match against West Ham this weekend.
A win in that fixture would see us move further up the league table, but it won’t be easy.
Vitesse will visit Spurs in two weeks’ time for the reverse of this Conference League game and that will hand the likes of Harry Kane the chance to show them who the boss is.