Spurs can go far in the Champions League
Posted 26th November 2010
Considering their opening half hour of European football this season saw them concede three early goals, Tottenham's improvement in continental competition this season has been rapid, clinical and exhilarating.
Their nightmare against Young Boys has been forgotten and a comprehensive 3-0 win over Werder Bremen at White Hart Lane, their fourth win out of four at home, sealed their place in the knock out stages with a game to spare.
Given their group contained European champions Inter Milan, Bremen and Dutch champions FC Twente, making it through is a fine achievement and now fans will be ask just how far the side can go.
The home game with Inter earlier this month demonstrated they have the mentality to cope with the big games. Also flair players like Luka Modric, Rafael Van Der Vaart and Gareth Bale have flourished in the extra time and space afforded to you in Europe as appose to the airtight cut and thrust of the Premier League.
The knock-out nature of the competition from here on in will pose a new challenge for the Londoners. Their bold, forward thinking approach may have to be reassessed now away goals have come into play. Anyone who wants to bet on Champions League games should also bear this in mind.
But they deserve to go far as a reward for their fearless approach that defies the fact they haven't played in the European Cup for nearly 50 years.
With the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona joining them in the hat for the next round Spurs know it is only going to get harder from here on in and the Champions League promotions reflect this.
But confidence and momentum can carry you a long way and Spurs have a great chance of at least making the quarter finals.