On the back of a poor attacking display against Championship side Middlesbrough in the third round of the FA Cup last weekend, Tottenham Hotspur already know we now need to factor in a replay but we’ll have had all week to prepare for the visit of Premier League Champions elect Liverpool this coming Saturday.
Although results have more generally been right as opposed to wrong under manager Jose Mourinho, there have long been massive questions about how pragmatic our supposedly pragmatic style of play now is, as although we are creating chances, the games are hardly vintage or even 50% near what we know this side can do.
With Spurs now on a run of three games without victory, even the more optimistic amongst us can’t be expecting anything other than a draw at best when we welcome Jurgen Klopp to White Hart Lane. In more recent history the gulf between the two sides has never been greater and let’s face it, we aren’t even the same side that met them last year in the Champions League Final.
If we don’t back up, Halloween could return this weekend.