Tottenham has quite a few storms brewing about. Rumours about Pochettino going to Real (where there’s smoke there’s fire? Certainly he has been approached), and an important cog midfield out for multiple months with a ligament injury, under the whole stadium delays and affairs do create a negatively charged environment. Can the ship weather all this?
A win is a win. A narrow win is a win, but says other things. Borisov might not be a major opponent, but that is still no reason to let one’s guard down. Sarri has no illusions about the overall play. Fans were not fooled. Thankfully, Giroud saved face for the club (video).
But at the same time, one does need the occasional letdown to understand how to keep the proper tension on performance. And this type of game provided just that opportunity.