We learned as Spurs crash out

The Sun (Malaysia) - - SPORTS -

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It was only a su­per­hu­man per­for­mance from Hugo Lloris that kept Spurs in the game for as long as they were. Un­til Alder­weireld comes back, there will be no sta­bil­ity in Po­chet­tino’s de­fence. BACK TO THE EUROPA LEAGUE There will be no glam­our trips to Barcelona, Madrid or Mu­nich for Tot­ten­ham this spring.

In­stead, they are like­lier to be fly­ing off to Krasnodar, Os­man­lispor or old favourites Qarabag in­stead. The Europa League last-32 be­gins in Fe­bru­ary and Spurs could well be dread­ing a re­turn to its long Thurs­day night trips which dis­tort their Premier League pro­gram.

Had Spurs not been in the Europa League last year they could well have won the Premier League and now they are fac­ing the prospect of an­other busy spring time, with all the costs they might bring. – The In­de­pen­dent

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