Tottenham reached the final of the Champions League C1 2018/19, but this has left many consequences for the North London club.
Champions League final is the beginning of the end …
Tottenham legend, David Ginola says the Champions League C1 final is the beginning of the end of Mauricio Pochettino at the club.
According to the Daily Mail, Ginola said that the final came too early for Spurs and raised expectations that led to the Argentina coach’s dismissal earlier this season.
He said: “Going to the Champions League C1 final last season is bad for Tottenham. To play in the final is great for the fans and the team, but it also makes many people illusion. “The strength of Tottenham. The team has not really reached that level. Being able to play in the European Cup final has made many people overreact their expectations.”
David Ginola continued: “Tottenham is a lot of luck in the final. Fans started this season with the thought ‘this year we have to do better’. If the club has a bad result, people start thinking. “What’s going on? We’re not playing as well as before. Do the players focus the same way they did last year?”
In the new season of Champions League C1 2020, Tottenham has not maintained its form. Pochettino was soon dismissed to make way for Jose Mourinho. But after a promising start, the Spurs of the Portuguese coach has plummeted in recent times.
Ginola explains Tottenham’s downfall
Former Tottenham player, David Ginola said that last year’s Champions League C1 2020 final defeat destroyed the London team.
“I think the worst situation happened for Tottenham when they reached the Champions League final last season,” he said. “Going to the final match of the Champions League is great for the fans, good for the club, everyone is excited but it puts them on a stage that they are not ready for.”
Under the guidance of Mauricio Pochettino, Tottenham last season for the first time in history reached the final of Europe’s top league. Despite losing to Liverpool in the final, Tottenham fans believe that achievement will be a stepping stone for the club. But everything went the opposite: Tottenham played poorly and Pochettino was fired. The replacement – Jose Mourinho – could not save their achievements. Tottenham is eighth in the Premier League and has been eliminated by Leipzig in the eighth round of the Champions League C1 2020.
“You think of the teams that are often in the final of that tournament. Then Tottenham suddenly entered the Cup match, against Liverpool,” said David Ginola– who wore Tottenham from 1997 to 2000 – analyzed. “It got them noticed and received a lot of expectations. Don’t forget that for the past few years, Tottenham has struggled to find a Cup and that is a Pochettino problem.”
He continued: “Pochettino has done great things but it is a pity that people always complain about it. I mean, you work well, but you can’t win the title. But when you reach the Champions League final League then lost a few games, people started saying: ‘Oh, what happened? Last year, we were in the Champions League C1 2020 final and this year, it was hard to find a place in the top 10, that is the problem. They reached the Champions League C1 2020 final too early. You have to win the domestic title first to succeed in the continental arena.
In the context of difficult realities, David Ginola said that Tottenham needed to be realistic, and continued to be patient with Mourinho: “The problem lies in expectations. Last year, they were lucky in a few games and achieved their dreams. in the Champions League C1 2020 final. This season, they told themselves to do better. What is better? At least, they have to win a title. “
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