Tottenham Hotspur return to their new stadium in the Champions League tomorrow night, with their last appearance there still lurking like a nightmare in the back of fans’ minds.
The last time Spurs played in the Champions League at the new ground, they started very well against the champions of Germany, Bayern Munich.
However, despite Spurs going 1-0 up early on, as soon as Bayern grabbed a goal on the break, Tottenham completely capitulated to a 7-2 loss.
Since that woeful night under the lights, Spurs have struggled to created meaningful chances in front of goal in the Premier League.
They were shut out in a 3-0 loss to Brighton just days after the Bayern battering and the only goal scored at home to Watford came from a goalkeeper mistake.
However, Pochettino now claims that this inability to create an abundance of chances is normal after the team’s confidence was hit by the Bayern loss.
He said (Football London): “When you look at the last two games yes, but in the first half against Bayern, we created a lot against one of the best teams in Europe. When confidence drops that can happen. That is normal. It’s natural that when suffer a defeat like we suffered. When it should have been 3-1 to us in the first half and then we conceded like we did in the second half that is tough. It affects your confidence and trust. Then Brighton came so quick and it’s normal that we’re in a period where we’re fragile.”
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