Farewell not just to a Champions League campaign but also a Spurs era

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Only 10 months after Tottenham reached the European Cup final they hit the buffers in Leipzig – it looks like a long way back

So farewell then, Tottenham. Who knows when our paths will cross again? A fixture they embarked upon with a puncher’s chance and plenty of underdog spirit ended merely in crippling defeat and more questions. A broken team that under the joyless stewardship of José Mourinho has been broken still further, they looked here exactly what they are: the eighth‑best team in the Premier League, exhausted and error-prone, bad in defence and bad in attack, with no discernible long-term strategy and no identifiable short-term plan.

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This post written by Jonathan Liew at the RB Arena originally appeared on Football | The Guardian. Read the full post here.

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