Boring game, excellent result – Well done, Spurs!
Who’d have thunk? Spurs came through their last-16 game against AC Milan not by playing the type of swashbuckling, care-free, Charlie Sheen-esq football they’ve become known for, but by grinding out a uninspiring Emilio Estevez-esq goalless draw.
But as Harry Redknapp duely noted:
“It was always going to be nervy. If people thought we were going to smash Milan out of sight, they’ve not been watching football. We were playing AC Milan, who are top of Serie A and have lost only three games all season, not Raggy-Arsed Rovers.”
Michael Dawson was bloody good again and Sandro was tip-top, while Heurelho Gomes seemed to forget his side was winning and got rid of the ball as quickly as he possibly could. Every. Single. Time.
Perhaps the most remarkable thing about the whole game came in the 59th minute when Steven Pienaar (?) was flagged offside despite being…
a) Eight yards onside when the ball was played
b) Five yards onside when he received it
c) Two yards onside when he had his second touch
If anyone spots a video of this anywhere, give us a holla. It’s dreadful.
Anyway, well done Spurs! But before anyone has the temerity to enjoy the moment, we’ll leave you with these Ronan Keating-inspired words of wisdom from ‘Arry:
“I’ll just have a bacon sandwich, a cup of tea and take my dogs out. I’ve had ups and downs, life is a roller-coaster and I try not to get too down or go overboard.”
And therein lies a lesson for us all.
So, will Spurs get battered in the next round? Were they lucky? Were they excellent? Let us know what you think with a comment below…