It has been a little over a week since Tottenham Hotspur’s dream of being crowned the champions of Europe for the first time in their history was ended by Liverpool.
After battling back from the jaws of elimination on a number of occasions throughout the competition, the Champions League final in Madrid was somewhat of a disappointing conclusion given how off the boil Mauricio Pochettino’s side were during the match at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium.
Harry Kane returned to the starting line up after nearly two months out with a significant ankle injury and was recalled somewhat harshly at the expense of semi-final hat trick hero Lucas Moura, the Englishman looked well off the pace and barely threatened.
Former Newcastle United and Blackburn Rovers striker Alan Shearer has claimed that the Spurs players will have a long hard summer to think about the performance, along with those who featured for England in the 3-1 defeat to Holland in the UEFA Nations League finals.
Shearer said in his column for The Sun: “Unfortunately, especially for the Spurs players in the camp, they have a long, hard summer to think about a couple of very poor performances before they get back to it next year.”
His comments are certainly correct with Harry Kane also recently admitting that the defeat to Liverpool will hurt over the summer (ITV).
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