Fixture congestion, injuries to key players, fatigue and the weight of expectation is threatening to completely derail Spurs season in its most crucial period.
After three mammoth games battling the world’s most expensive team and accrediting themselves admirably, not to mention squeezing out a late win over “park-the-bus” Brighton, the West Ham game was just one match too many to get over the line.
And yet, another massive confrontation looms quickly on the horizon…
With Ajax having the weekend off, and with Spurs’ latest setback, it’s very hard to see how Spurs can overcome the odds to earn for themselves an unprecedented Champions League final place.
As it stands, Spurs would probably still be without Harry Winks and Moussa Sissoko, which is a massive blow, as central midfield has been a real problem in their absence.
Eric Dier is hardly match fit, Dele Alli is playing with a broken hand, while Danny Rose is like a fish out of water in that unfamiliar role. Amazingly, Spurs need to look to Victor Wanyama to take charge in the middle of the park.
Not only that but when you consider that Heung-Min Son will be suspended for that home leg and the enormity of the task becomes evident. It’s really in the ‘magic’ hands of Pochettino now…
Possible line-up : Lloris, Trippier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose, Dier, Wanyama, Eriksen, Dele, Moura, Llorente.
COME ON YOU SPURS!!!