(As the current situation isn’t explicitly mentioned below, due to me thinking it’s better to address it directly, I just wanted to say that I’m sending my best wishes to everyone in this unprecedented time and hope that you, along with your friends and family are in good health)
Mauricio Pochettino is a believer in destiny. He is a believer in things that are beyond the realms of anyone and everyone’s control. There is no doubt that he also believes that without hard work, nothing of substance can be achieved. It’s the foundation of everything. But once that hard work has been put in, once blood,sweat and tears have been shed, he is a man who believes that destiny will reward you for those efforts. During last seasons remarkable Champions League run, he credited ‘the universe’ for Tottenham’s exploits. Continue reading
For every Premier League club, the path ahead for the final stretch of the season is mapped out and clear. There are no more international breaks, no more opportunities to rest players on cup weekends, and a very small margin for error. Mauricio Pochettino and Tottenham’s target has become crystal clear, and that target is Champions League football at all costs.
Insult to injury, rubbing salt in the wounds and a huge slap in the face. These were the kinds of phrases being thrown around last month when not only did Tottenham lose at home to Manchester United after being denied by a near superhuman goalkeeping performance from David De Gea, but also had to deal with a player on the ground, injured, after the final whistle had gone. Of course, it wasn’t just any player, it was HIM. Continue reading
Stamford Bridge, so often a place where Tottenham’s hopes and dreams come to be smashed before the eyes of every fan who dared to dream, yesterday came to represent something else entirely. Continue reading
There was a point in the summer transfer window when it felt like Spurs fans would take anyone, such was the desperation for a signing. As every other top 6 rival seemingly strengthened, Tottenham appeared to be lagging behind, and the fear existed that Pochettino’s side were standing still whilst rivals raced past them and off into the distance. Continue reading
Last night under the Wembley arch there was a moment in the second half where the state of the game suddenly became crystal clear. It should have been clearer way before that, as Tottenham were already 3-0 up and putting on a performance that epitomises what a ‘glory glory night’ is all about and what those rare but oh so perfect occasions mean. Continue reading