Another test for Tot­ten­ham

Jamaica Gleaner - - SPORTS -

LON­DON (AP): ACK AT the scene of last sea­son’s Premier League ti­tle col­lapse, Tot­ten­ham will be pick­ing up the pieces from a fresh dis­in­te­gra­tion.

Af­ter spend­ing five years try­ing to mus­cle their way back into the Cham­pi­ons League, Tot­ten­ham are timidly ex­it­ing from the group stage, stalling the progress of an am­bi­tious man­ager and his rel­a­tively young squad.

And for the first time since tak­ing charge of Tot­ten­ham in 2014, Mauri­cio Po­chet­tino’s

Bde­ci­sion-mak­ing is com­ing un­der scru­tiny ahead of to­mor­row’s trip across Lon­don to Chelsea. Play­ing in the Euro­pean Cup for only the third time in their his­tory was the con­so­la­tion for Tot­ten­ham af­ter miss­ing out on a first English ti­tle since 1961.

Po­chet­tino’s side had been push­ing Le­ices­ter in the ti­tle race un­til a bad-tem­pered melt­down at Chelsea in May. A two-goal lead was sur­ren­dered and a 2-2 draw handed Le­ices­ter the tro­phy. Tot­ten­ham never re­cov­ered, los­ing their last two games to tum­ble to Tot­ten­ham’s Harry Kane

Bob Bradley

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