Nordkurve in deiner Stadt!
-- Arsenal - FC Köln 3-1, 14 september 2017
Schalke borta mot Ingolstadt, 20 maj 2017 (K var avstängd)
"Christian Eriksen has a point.
Nobody condones the antics of Monday night’s meltdown at Stamford Bridge.
The new Spurs, however, have set down a marker under Mauricio Pochettino.
They have been bullied in the past by Chelsea. They have, in the past, waved the white flag on the other side of London.
This week, they came of age and - despite losing the title - they’ll be satisfied with the statement they made at Stamford Bridge.
To be clear, there was a lot not to like about the night on which they surrendered the title to Leicester.
We all like to see passion, desire and the evidence that players really do care (as opposed to the whimper with which Manchester City exited the biggest match in their history on Wednesday night).
But the Battle of Stamford Bridge crossed the line. The kicking, the gouging, the stamping, the snarling, all of it.
Frankly both clubs will be delighted that just one player, Mousa Dembele, will face a suspension. The midfielder himself will see it more as an extended summer break than a punishment.
A six-figure fine for Chelsea and Spurs for failing to control their players? They’ll take that all day long rather than have a string of their stars banned for violent conduct.
Other clubs cited by the FA in the future may well point to Erik Lamela’s stamp on Cesc Fabregas, Eric Dier’s horrendous tackles on Cesc Fabregas, Danny Rose’s running battles with Branislav Ivanovic and Kyle Walker’s kick at Pedro and ask why little or no action was taken in those cases. But that’s for another day.
As for Daniel Levy, he probably won’t even discuss it with Pochettino. The Spurs supremo has seen his side bottle it at Stamford Bridge too many times over the years.
So he will have been equally delighted to see that Tottenham have finally discovered a bit of backbone under the man transforming Tottenham’s reputation."
"The youngest team in the league will get smarter; they’ll be sculpted and moulded to perfect that dark side. Monday was a horrendous blip, a consequence of leaving the oven without supervision. A delectable meal ruined, damage done. Lessons are learnt and the oven isn’t left again.
The fire in the players will keep burning and it is what will be essential for the club’s continued progression. It feels good to be the team that is hated because we’re good, but because we’re unpleasant to play too. With Monday’s sobering lesson, it should only get better. The Sheriff should be proud."
With Mousa Dembele and Dele Alli together in the team so far this season, Spurs are unbeaten in the Premier League - winning 16 of those 20 games and drawing the other four.Jag tycker att Carroll varit riktigt dålig i år och hoppas på förstärkning där.
However, when one of the pair has been missing it's been a very different story with only five of those 16 matches having been won and four of them lost. Without Dembele alone it's grim reading with Spurs having lost three of the last five that the Belgian has missed.
Tom Carroll played in midfield instead of Dembele in the home defeats to Newcastle and Leicester, while Ryan Mason filled in for the loss at West Ham. The inability to cope in these circumstances would seem to hint at the need for greater strength in depth.