Tottenham Hotspur’s trip to Holland to face PSV Eindhoven last night in the latest Champions League Group B clash didn’t go entirely to plan.
Following defeats to Inter Milan and Barcelona, the makeup of the group made it a must-win match if we were to harbour of progressing through qualification into the next stage but despite a largely strong performance and goals from Lucas Moura and Harry Kane, it wasn’t entirely comfortable and as Hugo Lloris saw red for a rush of blood – the hosts nicked the leveller – and really hopes are over for another season.
You don’t have to scan the article comments for long on our Match Thread before you see some valid concerns about our play in 2018/19 so far and two players picked out as needing to do better – Kane and Kieran Trippier – were actually our best rated by players by statistics website WhoScored.
Picking up 8.22 for his showing and goal, how we wish he’d have got a second on the day, but Trippier ranked a very positive 7.95 for his performance and assist.
Stats in isolation don’t show everything though, if they did, we’d have won the game comfortable and many might have woken with less of a sore head.
It would take a miracle to qualify now, so let’s focus on restoring a bit of pride and really getting our performances going in the Premier League now before we look at anything else.