Leipzig shows Tottenham the exit door out of the UCL.
After a 1-0 first-leg victory against Tottenham
at their ground, Rb Leipzig has established the result beyond a reasonable
doubt that they are not lucky but deserves to go through to the next phase of
the prestigious competition.
The 2019 finalist were outplayed once again by
the German side, Tottenham’s display over the two-legged tie has caused
criticisms to be launched at the team, the coach and the club’s leadership.
Even though they’ve been without some key
players like Harry Kane, Heung min son, Sissoko, and recently joining the list
Tottenham have now gone five games without a
in his words, said, “No team in the world can cope without 5 or 6 of their
Some fans are beginning to suspect that what
they once feared happened to other teams that Mourinho had coached recently is
about to happen to them.
The Portuguese has his way of trying to pass a
message across to his players, in which public criticism is one.
Since his arrival, he has shown a glimpse of
this anytime things haven’t gone well for his team. Many people believe that
Mourinho is always finding excuses and never owned up for his actions.
Mourinho might have his portion of the blame,
but improper Planning is another major cause of what we’re seeing from
Tottenham this season.
Thanks to Daniel Levy, their passive approach
during the summer transfer window cannot go unnoticed. Where it’s obvious some
players are due to leave, meaning new and quality ones must come in.
Mauricio Pochettino before his dismissal has suggested
that a rebuild is necessary for Tottenham, he said several times that Tottenham
needed to do good business in the transfer window. Tottenham did sign Tanguy
Ndombele and Giovanni Lo Celso, but that’s not enough to compete with the Big
Guys in the Premier League or Champions League.
The lack of quality in Tottenham is very Obvious
in their defense; they’ve barely kept a clean sheet in a while.
Rb Leipzig’s coach Nagelsmann won’t stop
breaking records as he is the youngest coach in history to win a Champions
League knockout tie, aged 32 years and 211 days. Impressive from the German.
goals from Marcel Sabitzer and another one from Forsberg was enough to put his
team through to the quarter-finals of the European competition.
Spurs have lost all four of their games against
Bundesliga sides this season, letting in 14 goals and scoring just three. They
were beaten 7-2 and 3-1 by Bayern Munich in the group stage.
Leipzig are through to the quarter-finals for
the first time, in only their second season of Champions League football.
Drawing RB Leipzig is a draw Tottenham would
have preferred amongst every other possible opposition, but Leipzig proved too
strong for them.
Lucas Moura finds it hard to put it into words
what they are presently going through at Tottenham.
“What happened last season showed we are a
very good team, a very good club, that we have great players,”
“But now is a new season and a new moment.
I cannot tell you what happened if it is about mentality, about confidence, but
we know that something is missing.
They will be playing Manchester United on Sunday
if games are not further postponed due to the outbreak of the coronavirus.