Well after watching today’s match, it’s clear that a lot of the players have prioritized the Champions League, do you ever notice right before a Champions League match that the effort into the Premiership match isn’t anywhere near the standard it should be, implying they don’t want to get injured and miss a Champions League match.
I can understand it is a first time adventure for our players but how many times have the likes of Van der Vaart been injured for a Premiership match only to be fit a few days later for a CL match and then injured again the following weekend. I hope they are enjoying it because if they want more of it next season then they need to realise that the way to go about it is to win Premiership games. That’s now no wins from West Ham, Blackpool, Wolves and Wigan and with all due respect I would have hoped for better.
The players and I also think Harry are playing a dangerous game, 4th place is there for the taking but it seems they all want the glory of Champions League success. It’s a massive gamble to try to win the Champions League at the expense of 4th place and with one or two more results like today when we still have a hard run of games to come then winning the damn thing could be our only hope of being in it next season.
I guess that is why I love this club though, never a dull moment. I just hope you boys can replicate the Milan result on Tuesday. For me personally, every game should be treated like a cup final, regardless of the competition, each game is as important as the next and could prove oh so critical come the end of the season.
To be fair we didn’t play all that bad today, what pissed me off was the desire to try to win the match, it was almost like watching an England friendly, Sandro looked decent again and Modric ran his socks off as usual but there seemed to be no desire to take the game to Wigan. Teams have upped their game this season, they now see us as a top team and want to beat us whereas last season we caught everyone a bit off guard. It looks as though we are going to have to do what we done last season and go out and beat Arsenal, Chelsea and City.
It looks as though the gamble has been made on Champions League success, will it pay off? someone needs to tell the players that if they like playing in the Champions League that they need to put in the effort to win their league games or they won’t have another bite at the cherry next season.Follow @TrfficTottenham