The season ended with a whimper for Spurs as they lost 0-2 in the Champions League final.
And sure, there are enough controversial topics to discuss – from the dubious early penalty for a non-existent handball to Harry Kane’s selection ahead of Lucas Moura.
To be fair, the final itself was boring as the three-week break from the end of the Premier League season seemed to drain the players of all spark whatsoever. And it looked like Spurs’ luck in the competition had run its course, when Liverpool were given the lead in the 2nd minute with that dubious penalty which Salah converted.
Spurs tried their best to come back but found their attacking players all rather rusty and tired – yes not just Kane but Son, Eriksen and Dele were never at the races, with misplaced balls and poor touch.
Much has been made of Moura being the better starter – I am not convinced – there’s no indication that Moura would have fared any better than his aforementioned team mates.
Credit perhaps to Liverpool’s defensive prowess perhaps? Van Djik, Allison and Fabinho formed the spine that blocked Spurs’ efforts at a total cost of over £180m and the trio fully repaid their fee to bring European glory to their team.
Spurs, on the other hand, had not spent a penny and it showed. Not that Liverpool were that much more superior but once they got their fortuitous advantage, their defensive strength guaranteed victory.
Surely, this fact must point the way for Daniel Levy and Pochettino to revamp the squad for a renewed assault on the Premier League and the Champions League next season.
Despite this disappointment, 2018-2019 was a very successful season for Spurs and with the proper investment, Spurs can build on this success as the pursuit for glory continues. To dare is to do.
COME ON YOU SPURS!!!
Fans look on prior to the UEFA Champions League Final between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano on June 01, 2019 in Madrid, Spain.
Here we are, the end of yet another season, the very last game. If you have been following this blog in 2018-2019, you would know that it has been a roller-coaster ride for Tottenham Hotspur FC, with highs and lows.
As a Spurs fan since 1973, I have witnessed Spurs win several trophies including the UEFA Cup (1984), FA Cups (1981, 1982, 1991) and League Cups (1999, 2008). But without doubt, tonight’s Champions League Final is the biggest one of all.
Not much more to add to this but to point you to this preview video to get you in the mood for what should be an emotional night. It will be a tough game of course but hopefully, the Spurs players have enough fire in their bellies to get over the line. See you on the other side!
COME ON YOU SPURS!!!