If you think of the ideal game for Spurs today, it would have been something like an easy 3-0 win, wrapped up early enough for Pochettino to rest key players ahead of the Champions League on Wednesday.
If you think of the worst possible result, a loss in which two men were sent off and the remaining nine were forced to run themselves into the ground for zero points would be up there.
Tottenham were in full control of the match against Bournemouth this afternoon after 30 minutes and were unlucky not to go ahead through Alli or Moura.
However, the match flipped on its head after Heung Min Son succumbed to a moment of madness just before half time, as he lost his cool and lashed out at Lerma.
Son was shown a straight red card, leaving Tottenham with ten men and a mountain to climb.
With the team chasing the game, Juan Foyth then overextended into a nasty challenge just minutes after coming on in the second 45 and also saw red.
Despite going down to nine men, Spurs actually played very well, defending superbly while still offering some decent football going forward.
However, after running themselves ragged, Tottenham conceded a goal in injury time, leaving them without a single point for their efforts.
Not only did Son’s red card throw away any points for Tottenham today, but it also means the club will be without their main goal threat or the must-win tie against Everton.
It also means that many of his teammates who will be starting against Ajax on Wednesday were forced to put a monumental effort in today.
If they are not careful, Spurs could find themselves out of the Champions League, and out of the top four within the next week.
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