MAN WHEN YOU WIN AGAINST SPURS YOU DON’T PAY ATTENTION TO DETAILS
Sorry people, if you were expecting to come here today to find anything coherent, then you were stupidly mistaken.
The game before had a little bit of spice. My long time Spurs supporting nemesis from back home had organised me a very nice leaving night on Wednesday. We added spice to the event by betting on the Spurs game. Loser, wears the opposition shirt for the evening.
I never bet. I shouldn’t have bet on that game. But what a damn pay out.
I also sat with my London Spurs pal during the game. What a self deprecating dreamboat he was… until Spurs scored and he pushed further up in my grill than a pigeon would be hitting a speeding BMW on a motorway. I was literally picking him out of my beard.
The game was pretty NLD. Cagey to start with. Then we popped up with a superb opener. Chamberlain, who looked very good yesterday, rifled off a shot from 25 yards, Vorm handled it back into the dangerzone like Vito Mannone would have, but who was running in?
He buried his shot like that £40m striker who doesn’t exist would have. What a goal. He loved that. He absolutely loved that!
The second half was a bit more worrying. Harry ‘give me my lunch money back’ Kane slotted a cross in the bottom corner early on, but it was offside. Massively offside.
Then came the moment of madness. Spurs slipped a beautiful cross into the box, Chambers got a bit excited and dropped a Senderos into the bottom corner. A bad moment for the young lad who was doing well up until that point.
Did we back down? No. Did we cry? No. Did we fight it out the good old fashioned way? Damn straight we did! Heading into the last ten minutes, it was clear something special was going to be needed to split the sides.
Loose ball in the air, who is running onto it? No. Surely not. HE WOULDN’T? YES! FLAMINI JUST VOLLEYED IT IN FROM 25 YARDS!
WHAT A SCREAMER!
Absolute SCENES in the pub we were in. WHAT A GOAL I LOVE YOU THE MOST MATTY FOREVER YOU ARE MY FRIEND AND LOVER IF YOU WANTED.
Oh my, I’m losing my mind on the keyboard here.
So yeah, that was about it really?
Can’t think of much else going on that I haven’t mentioned?
Flamini, the new £50m striker we didn’t know we had. What an evening!
So, to conclude. You’d have to hope that we’re back in the confidence zone now. We have a big weekend ahead, Leicester are no mugs this season and they’re more than capable of turning us over.
As for the game and the squad. It was a very good win. I thought the least impressive player on the pitch yesterday was Giroud. He really looks out of sorts. His game is so laboured at the moment. You can see in his face that he has no idea how to get back to his best. And look, his best is pretty good. We need it right now.
Alexis looked bright when he came on. He shook things up. Took some lovely touches. Made some good passes.
Chamberlain looks fantastic. Loads of swagger about his game. Some brilliant ‘look at you, you total mug’ skills. Still a bit of sloppiness when losing it in possession. When he tightens that up, he’ll be a monster of a player.
I still have massive issues with our internal solutions. Arteta and Flamini isn’t a great set up in this league. Don’t get caught up in believing that one good game suddenly propels their talents. This embarrassing… ‘oh my god, Matty, I’m so sorry. I didn’t realise. You never said you could play? I feel so guilty. I dreamed of Vidal all summer like an absolute spoilt child. Please forgive me my darling, for I have sinned against your dormant talent’… is silly. Flamini is always capable of a stormer against Spurs be we know how limited his game is.
He had a blinder last night, can’t take that away from him. He cares for the club. But he also hates Spurs. The last time we were crowing about Matty being the solution was against Spurs a couple of seasons ago when he came on and tore them to shreds.
A great win. A positive for a side on its knees. Let’s see what they do with the result. Hopefully it fuels a reaction in the league!