Five images that summed up Tottenham’s midweek Wembley adventure
Pictures say 1000 words, or so they say. One image can tell the tale of a moment, ask endless questions and provoke long debates. Tottenham will rarely play quite as poorly as they did against Bayer Leverkusen, as their game was shackled by the German team pressing, disjointing their own efforts to harry the opposition high up the pitch.
Mauricio Pochettino will certainly have plenty to say about that performance, having witnessed his side so shaken for the entirety of the match. His substitutions could only do so much, particularly as almost every single player was playing below the required standard for such a tough opponent.
Leverkusen’s own poor domestic form has done little to stop their dominance of Spurs, with the Germans taking four points from their two games and entrenching themselves as the favourites for qualification, along with AS Monaco.
Now heading into a North London derby weekend, Spurs’ season could begin to unravel. Momentum is near non-existent after a run of abysmal results and the side looks worryingly short of ideas with the ball.
Nonetheless, Wednesday night’s heartache made for some brilliant photographs.