We learned as Spurs crash out
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