At the very beginning of June 2019, Tottenham Hotspur embarked on their first-ever Champions League Final in Madrid, walking out alongside their fellow Premier League club, Liverpool.
Unfortunately, it was the disaster start on a dream night for Spurs as they gave away a penalty just seconds into the match, with Liverpool taking an early lead.
This set the tone for the match, with Spurs unable to break down Liverpool’s defence, before the Red’s finally ended the tie with a late Origi goal.
Just five months on from that amazing Champions League run and impressive achievement earning second place, Tottenham are in turmoil.
Out of the Carabao Cup at the hands of League Two opposition, a 7-2 defeat at home to Bayern Munich, the bottom half of the table in the Premier League, things are going poorly for Pochettino and his side.
However, the Argentine claims he talked to an unnamed person this week about similar troubles Juventus went through recently (Football London):
“Yesterday we were talking to someone. We were talking and he said we need to tell something that’s important to know. Against Juventus, in 2016 he played the final in Barcelona and they lost the final. In November they were in Italy in Serie A in 13th or 14th place and saying how difficult it is when you lose a final. Talking about Juventus, one of the best clubs. I think it’s not to say nothing or to make excuses, it’s only how difficult it is to manage different things. I always tell you that it’s going to be important the three points tomorrow to be closer to the next stage of the Champions League and also for our confidence. Against Everton, it was massive the step up until the injury of Andre Gomes we dominated and controlled the game. The three points were for us and it would have been massive. But when the dynamic is as it is it’s important to be strong and knowing that we need to work so hard to turn around that negative dynamic. Of course, it’s going to be important tomorrow if we are able to win, it’ll be massive for our confidence.”
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