RB Leipzig 3 Spurs 0
This result didn’t surprise me, nor surprised any other Spurs supporters’ I met on the day of that game. Those that went out, went out with the intention of having a good two days in Leipzig, and we did. We’ve also got a tough run from now until the season ends. But I can’t see our problems easing up any day soon. Man United, Arsenal and Chelsea’s form has improved considerably, while ours has nosedived headfirst into a brick wall. I don’t blame Mourinho, as our problems go further back. The squad being starved of funds, players being allowed to stay too long and injuries.
Well, our Champions League campaign has come to an end as we were well beaten resoundingly by RB Leipzig.
The German club (who were only formed 10 years ago) led 1-0 from the first leg in London, and Marcel Sabitzer’s double at the Red Bull Arena put Leipzig in control. Hugo Lloris should have done better for both goals – getting a hand to both the Leipzig captain’s 20-yard shot and near-post header. Emil Forsberg scored with his first touch after coming off the bench to give Leipzig a 4-0 aggregate win.
Even though we were injury hit, we never looked capable of mounting a comeback like the one against Ajax last season which took us to our first-ever Champions League Final. Another year without trophies for us again.
As for a top-four spot, or even a place in the Europa League looks like a distant dream. What I have witnessed lately will probably culminate in a steady decline, unless Levy invests heavily in the team, and I can’t see that.
Our next game is against Manchester United on Sunday. I won’t predict against Tottenham, so I’ll keep my mouth shut. Hope for the best.