I’m sad. Mauricio Pochettino is a ‘nearly’ manager & Spurs have become
a ‘nearly’ team, with, ‘nearly’ ambitions. That is, we are, and continue to be, (that dreaded adjective) ‘Spursy’.
Pochettino has bought into this attitude. He now worries me; quite badly.
This game doesn’t matter, in the ‘grand scheme of things’. Sorry, every game
matters, ‘in the grand scheme of things’. Pochettino’s psychology is suspect.
He has, no doubt, taken Tottenham to a new level, but the level has already
levelled off. God forbid, that Chelski will overtake us, for fourth place. He could well be manager for many years to come, but, has Mauricio himself, become
The team won’t have the ‘killer’ instinct, if the head-boy’s psychology doesn’t ‘match-up’. Also, we lack ‘class’ players. We have some great, average, or slightly above average players. Against MANU, we were up against players who are a class above. We were up against a rival manager, who is a class above our own. Sadly, this is the case, at this time.
There is such a thing as, ‘a winning-mentality’. The teams that win things, know how to win. They expect to win. Fans expect them to win. Poch gives the impression, that he expects, ‘a winning-mentality’, but, he goes on to undermine this, by ‘down-playing’ the expectations of his players. We did great, but, we lost: ‘Spursy’. It DOES matter, to win the FA Cup/other. It adds to the mentality, necessary to win.
The psychology is WRONG! The press, pundits, etc, poke fun, because we have pretty much become a joke: nearly men. The FA, the professional body that runs football in this country, poked fun at Harry Kane. The jumped on the proverbial band-wagon. They effectively sold-out and joined in the ‘Spursy’ comments that other clubs and their players, have made recently, particularly against Harry Kane. That’s how you boost the confidence of one of the main men who will play for the national team, when the season finishes. It has become fashionable, to ‘troll’ Harry Kane. It has become a national sport. It undermines his confidence. Ergo: it has an effect on the team.
Tottenham may finish the season as the highest-placed London team, but, don’t be kidded, we are, in part, in this lofty position, due to the fact, that both Chelski & Arsenal, have fallen on hard times. The ‘Conte’ effect, has worn off & he may be off, to pastures new, very
Wenger, too, has stagnated, & has called time, before time called him. He grossly overstayed his welcome & his team has become a shadow of their former selves. He has lived off his high reputation, for two decades. Arsene has become ‘Spursy’. 2003-2004 season, was never matched again: amazing as it was.
It seemed that beating Tottenham every season, was success enough. The mustard wasn’t cut.
Yes, they’ve won 3 FA cups. For Arsenal, it’s not enough. For Tottenham, it would have been more than enough. it would have been amazing! We do not expect, so we aren’t disappointed. We play great football, but, we win FA.
Periods of change, will, no doubt, take place in Highbury & at Stamford Bridge. Tottenham has overtaken Arsenal, this last two seasons. I’m not kidded. We are fourth, but, actually we are still sixth, really.
However, a period of change needs to happen in Tottenham. There is a lot of dead-wood. Pruning should take place at the end of the growing-season. However, we won’t get class players, because we won’t pay class wages. Yes, we have a great coach. Yes, we have a great training ground. Yes, we have a brand new
stadium. NO, we don’t have class players. We accept mediocrity.
Janssen – didn’t cut the mustard.
NKoudo – ditto
N’jie – ditto
Sissoko – ditto
Llorente – ditto
Aurier – ditto
Walker wanted out & went
Rose wants out…………….
Alderweireld wants out……….
Dier wanted out……………….
Remember Paulinho – OMG!
Remember Roberto the soldier?
He could score goals all over the
planet, but, not for us?? WHY?
Moura looks like a player, but doesn’t play
All this said, apparently, Eriksen, Vertonghen, Lloris & one or two others, want to stay. WHY?
Because they want to play for the manager.
Is that enough? COYS! I’m still in love with you.
Article by egaitch
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