Friday, 26 November 2010

Are Tottenham contenders?

Tuesday the 17th August: The Tottenham Players give all they can to claw back a 3-0 deficit away to Young Boys to 3-2 and take 2 away goals back to White Heart Lane. Tottenham's anticipated Champions League debut game is widely seen as a little lacklustre after managing to find themselves 3-0 behind in first half hour.

A 4-0 win at White Heart Lane made these worries and thoughts disappear as the twice Uefa cup winners and one time Cup winners cup winners would be taking their place on European Football's biggest stage for the first time.

Drawn with Inter Milan, FC Twente and Werder Bremen in one of the toughest groups, Tottenham were seen to have a chance of Qualifying however nobody quite expected the impact they would have in the Champions League stage.

Roll forward until November the 27th, with only one game left away to FC Twente, Tottenham sit top of their group on goal difference and guaranteed to at least qualify to the last 16.

What has surprised most about Tottenham is the amount of effort every single player puts in every game when wearing a Spurs shirt in the Champions league.
Every player gives everything they have every game and it is refreshing to see a team in the Champions League give it their all in every game and play their full team in every game in the group stage and not treating the group stage like training matches like certain other teams.

The star of the Tottenham Champions League campaign so far is without doubt Gareth Bale.

Gareth Bale's profile has rocketed after his displays on the top stage have got him noticed and the young Welshman has set himself high standards to keep after a sensational hat trick at the San Siro vs Inter albeit Spurs were already 4-0 behind and then in the return match at White Heart Lane he set up 2 of the goals as for the second game in a row he tore Maicon, regarded as the worlds best right back to shreds with his skills and trickery making Maicon look like an average player which is not an easy thing to do!

Spurs have hit the ground running in this seasons Champions League and what may be surprising to many, they may very well have a chance of at least a prolonged run in the tournament depending on the kindness of the draw.

Spurs do not look out of place at all on the big stage and have arguably one of the most talented squads in the competition with great players like Palacios and Kranjcar struggling for a place in the team. Why not believe in Champions League glory as a Tottenham fan? 

You have to be in a competition to win it and Tottenham are certainly in the competition and mean buisness. Tottenham are strong enough to at least make the quarter finals depending on the draw however, why not believe they can go all the way to Wembley and lift the Trophy?

Stranger things have happened 

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