Spurs seemed to have done the must convoluted task, with their comeback from two goals down, in Italy. The young Spurs successfully penetrated Juventus’s defensive wall, which was able to keep its virgin land till the final of the European Champions League last season, only to be demolished by the unforgiving Real Madrid, to score their two away goals. More fascinating, by scoring the first goal before half-time at Wembley Stadium, Spurs strengthened their enthralling demonstration. With such a run, only a handful of people (Juventus’s fans included) could believe that the Old lady would turn the tide topsy-turvy.
In fact, there was no doubting that Spurs played with a genuinely great sense of maturity and excellence, at least, during the major parts of both legs. Yet, as they usually demonstrate, there would almost always be something missing. And the price they had to pay for whatever went missing last night was too heavy and equally heartbreaking, for the Italian giant, the Old lady, embodies the foot-ballistic principle that “until the final whistle is blown, the game is not yet over”.
How maturely Tottenham would handle the blow and fight for their only remaining chance, the FA cup if they are to console themselves with a silverware? And whether they would successfully absorb the quizzically heartbreaking shock to finish in the top four of the Premier League would only be seen in the coming days.
What is certain about Spurs and their fans, however, is that it was a devastating night and, like any loser, they will only have the future—next year?—to hope for!
Leave a reply
The Plague of Military Coups and the African Union’s Peace and Security Dilemma
8 Sep, 2021
Africa's Fallen Stars
10 Aug, 2021
China and Russia Both Cooperating and Competing in Africa
18 Jul, 2021
Reflecting On the Challenges of Studying “Africa” Objectively
10 Jul, 2021
China’s Role in Regional Integration in Africa: The Case of East African Community
26 Oct, 2020
Africa’s Peace and Prosperity Begin at Home
14 Sep, 2020
How the Galwan Valley Standoff Could Spell the End of South-South Romance
28 Jul, 2020