Date: 1st June 2019 at 10:09pm
Written by:
Tottenham Hotspur
0 – 2
Liverpool

Wanda Metropolitano

Champions League Final

1/06/2019 8:00 pm

Attendance: 52212

Referee: Skomina

Tottenham Hotspur Liverpool
Salah (pen 2), Origi (87)
Lloris Alisson
Trippier Alexander-Arnold
Alderweireld Matip
Vertonghen van Dijk
Rose Robertson
Sissoko 74 Henderson
Winks 66 Fabinho
Alli 82 Wijnaldum 62
Eriksen Salah
Son Heung-Min Firmino 58
Kane Mane 90

Substitutes

Llorente 82 Milner 62
Dier 74 Origi 58
Lucas Moura 66 Gomez 90

Game Statistics

16 Goal attempts 14
8 On Target 3
8 Corners 9
5 Fouls 6
0 Yellow Cards 0
0 Red Cards 0
65 % 35

Tottenham Hotspur made history on Saturday evening and that was even before we got to the final score in the Champions League Final clash with Liverpool out in the Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid.

Manager Mauricio Pochettino picked his strongest lineup and whilst a spot on the bench was probably harsh for Lucas Moura, Harry Kane was always really going to come back into the starting XI if fit – as did Harry Winks.

It was the worst possible start for Spurs as two minutes in Mohamed Salah was given the chance from 12 yards to put them ahead after one of the softest handball decisions I’ve ever seen in my life but although we lacked chances in the opening 45, we had possession and we certainly weren’t out of the game.

Second half we were far better and dominated the game even more, but we lacked a spark up front and despite far greater attempts on goal and on target as the game came to a close, we just couldn’t level the match and then Liverpool nicked an undeserved second late on to kill our momentum.

I’m not going to moan or talk about the penalty, or Kane or even a below par Sonny performance – I know some will disagree, but they gave their all and it just wasn’t enough on the night. We got there to begin with.

We can use this experience and heartbreak to kick on over the summer and look to brighter days next year. The score may say otherwise, but Liverpool didn’t deserve that – we have to remember it.

Unused substitutes:

Spurs:

Sanchez, Lamela, Wanyama, Vorm, Walker-Peters, Foyth, Gazzaniga, Aurier, Davies.

Liverpool:

Lovren, Sturridge, Moreno, Lallana, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Mignolet, Shaqiri, Brewster, Kelleher.

 

8 Replies to “Hard To Swallow For Spurs, But The Ultimate Dream Is Over – Match Stats”

  • Kane should never have started this match he was never match fit and it showed what a kick in the teeth for Lucas

  • No doubt there will be the usual moving of the goalposts and getting to the final for the first time will become a “failure”. The truth is we got there with a team that has been running on empty most of the season against the odds, oh yes and we built a new stadium while were at it. To me they just didn’t have much left, they’d given it all getting this far. As Poch has said its time to sit down, take stock of where we are now and figure out where we go next and how we get there.

  • jod….so bloody true, this team was running on empty and the final was one game too many.

    On wards and upwards now I say.

    barney…. ditto haha COYS

    • Most I think agreed with the line ‘one last big effort’ going into the game as we saw how the year had caught up with us in the league. Hugely disappointing but got to be proud we got there, got to be proud we were better than Liverpool even if it wasn’t enough and nobody knows how different things may have been had the penalty not been daftly awarded.

      This should give the club the taste, now we build on it.

  • A lot of stick given to Kane, but lets face it, even a rusty a player will not refuse to play in the biggest game of their life. This is where a manager needs to stay strong and opt whats best for the good of the team, Kane declared his fitness but match sharpness is a different thing all together. Not one of our forward players really played well but Kane was marked out of the game with ease, it was like playing with 1 less attacker. Moura came on and we instantly looked better for it. More pace needed in attack and less of rushing Kane back from injuries.

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