Or, how the Spursy returned to Wembley, or how Spurs chucked yet another cup competition.
What can you say?
No matter how much Spurs move forward, move away from the old ways they still manage pull games like this out of the bag. Only they can cruise to defeat.
Two nil up, barely out of first gear and end up losing. After drawing with the champions of Europe, stuffing Liverpool, losing to West Ham.
Well we should have known, I mean surely when Sissoko opens the scoring it’s a sign and not a sign of good things to come.
Sticking with the 3-5-2 formation, which I think Pochettino should, it saw Davies as part of the three centre backs with Rose as the left wing back. These two set up the move for the opener. Davies playing a lovely ball through to Llorente, he matched it with a flick on to Son, who played in Sissoko, all on his lonesome. Even he couldn’t miss, though did anyone have full confidence?
The second one came after some nice keep ball build up before Dele’s curler took a nice deflection.
Spurs just cruised around, Foyth looking comfortable at the back, Davies making some good tackles, Dele looking better as a number 8 instead of 10, Son enjoying his linking with Llorente. Their keeper showing why never mind being England’s number one, Hart isn’t even the best at his club.
West Ham were nowhere, Carroll was falling over and Noble was doing his usual act. Chicharito looking on from the bench with sadness in his eyes.
Now the media following the game is full of talk of the visitors playing for their beleaguered manager and how they changed at halftime.
They didn’t. For the ten minutes after the restart they were still the same passive shambles, they weren’t playing for Bilic or anyone until they got the first goal.
Then as they started to play, Spurs stopped.
People blaming Pochettino for another cup exit but what was he supposed to do? The team he put out was pretty damn sting and cruising. Yes when they went behind he removed the front pair but can Llorente last the full 90 or into extra time – and no one wanted extra time – you don’t want to run Son into the ground with his importance and the games coming up.
And there’s the rub, Pochettino has been seen to throw this game and the chance of silverware for the sake of the league game against Man Utd at the weekend and the Champions League against Madrid next week.
Win those and well it’s the league cup the least of our worries. Don’t and well…