Wednesday, 15 September 2010
Was it 2 points dropped or a good start for Spurs?
Spur’s long awaited Champions League debut got underway in Bremen last night and they secured a point with a lively 2-2 draw. Having been 2 nil up they may well have been a little disappointed in the eventual outcome but with Inter and FC Twente drawing as well they have got off to a solid start.
The German side looked distinctly nervous in the initial stages and Spurs rightly took the game to them and were rewarded with 2 goals in the opening 18 minutes; the 2nd a great header from Crouch. Werder looked bemused and could barely pass the ball 5 yards without getting it wrong; it seemed it was going to be a rout. Unfortunately for Spurs followers they were only to well aware of what was going to happen next.
As they dropped deeper and deeper Marin began to dictate the pace of the game and they scored either side of half time. I am informed that this is a common Spurs trait and has been for years but lessons must be learned if they are to venture further in this tournament. The ability to defend leads is a prerequisite at the highest level and they must overcome this quickly.
Overall it was a good point away from home but fans, players and management alike will know it was an opportunity missed. They play FC Twente at White Hart Lane next and a win is essential.