Five things we learned from Spurs’ humiliation
Wembley does not hold happy memories for Tottenham Hotspur. No positive memories were created on Wednesday night, either. Another defeat, to add to the one suffered against Monaco, has left Spurs in a challenging position in Group E and compounded a run of poor form that could quickly snowball into something rather serious.
Mauricio Pochettino delivered one of the best Spurs seasons in living memory in 2015/16 and 2016/17 had started equally well until their recent difficulties. Their return to the Champions League promised land took endless organisation – mainly around the midweek Wembley games – and was hyped up around the country. Their exciting, high-intensity football was meant to show the rest of Europe that the Premier League is recovering from its recent slumber.
Thus far, Spurs have not enjoyed a happy return to the Champions League. A difficult, if competitive, group has made things rather challenging without the presence of a considerably weaker team. Wednesday night, however, was the worst of the lot for Spurs.