The above photo needs to be pinned on the Spurs dressing room wall to remind the players of the humiliation that they have heaped upon their fans, their manager, their club and themselves.
Yes, it may be argued that the scoreline flattered Bayern somewhat, as the Spurs defensive players allowed Bayern attackers to pick them off time and time again.
The sheer unprofessionalism demonstrated by Serge Aurier, Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen and Danny Rose is disgraceful, especially in the latter stages of the game, where they let Bayern score three more goals.
That these four players are also amongst the group of ‘unsettled’ players that Mauricio Pochettino has alluded to in his press conferences clearly indicates that the club’s failure to address the contract situation during the close season has done a grave disservice to its fans.
These players have put the club and Pochettino in an untenable situation – despite the protestations to the contrary it is clear that their hearts and minds are elsewhere and the faster that they are gotten rid of, the better.
I would rather have academy players – who will fight tooth and nail for the badge – in their places rather this disgraceful bunch.
Considering that for the first 35 minutes, Spurs oozed confidence, creating chances that went a-begging, the manner of their capitulation is alarming. No pride, no courage, nothing – is this how you treat your fans? Disgusting.
Yes, we continue to support our club through thick and thin. But if these players cannot fight for the badge, then they can all fuck off.
COME ON YOU SPURS!!!
Spurs have no time to rest on their laurels, after their hard-fought win over Southampton as they face German giants Bayern Munich at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in the 2nd game of the Champions League campaign.
While Spurs were disappointed not to register a win in Greece after taking a two-goal lead, at least Spurs are in a slightly better position than they were last season. However, Bayern will prove a proper test of their Champions League credentials.
Spurs and Bayern have already met in pre-season in the Audi Cup which Spurs won on penalties but that will count for nothing of course. Bayern as usual are on top of the Bundesliga, undefeated in six games and with Philipe Coutinho in the side, will pose a significant threat.
As the injured Giovanni Lo Celso and Ryan Sessegnon remain unavailable, Mauricio Pochettino’s options remain the same as before the Southampton game. I would imagine that Pochettino would retain the bulk of the team with key changes to freshen up the lineup for the Bayern challenge. I expect perhaps Lucas Moura and Erik Lamela to come in to do exactly that. Spurs to edge this.
Possible lineup : Lloris, Sissoko, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose, Winks, Ndombele, Alli, Lamela, Moura, Kane.