Tag Archives: Europa League

Pochettino’s impossible conundrum

Pochettino has a hard choice to make

 

Today marks the start of four days that will define Spurs’ season and Mauricio Pochettino’s first year in charge. With a finely balanced Europa league tie tonight and the League Cup final just days later, picking the team is not going to be an easy task.

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Besiktas 1 Spurs 0 – Tottenham’s run is broken and Les weighs in on Dembele

BesiktasLightsOut

 

Spurs suffered a disappointing 1-0 loss in Turkey in the Europa League. They still progress from the group but now face a tougher draw in the first knockout round. We could meet some of the seeded teams that have dropped out of the Champions League, including Andre Villas Boas’ Zenit Saint Petersburg, which would be an intriguing match up.

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Some talking points from Spurs Asteras

Kane in goal

 

Spurs 5-1 win at home to Asteras was a vital three points from a very entertaining match that saw us revive our faltering European campaign. Here are some quick thoughts on the game:

  • Asteras really aren’t as good a team as their other results suggested. The Greeks topped the group before this game but were nothing like as dangerous as Besiktas had been last time out.

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Benfica 2 Spurs 2 – It’s not the despair that hurts, it’s the hope

Tim Sherwood in stands against Benfica

So near and yet so far.

For 78 minutes it felt like this tie was already over as a contest, a feeling strengthened by Garay’s 34th minute goal. This didn’t make a lot of difference to Spurs’ task – they still needed three – but psychologically it seemed to Continue reading