Spurs Out of Europa League
Tottenham Hotspur’s commitment or ability to perform in Europe remain a question as after their Champions League exit in group stage, it didn’t take them a while to crash out from Europa League.
Getting drawn immediately into the knock out stage due to their third place finish in their UCL group, Spurs found themselves getting eliminated by Beligum outfit Gent with a 3-2 aggregate in total.
Losing 1-0 in their first leg away from home, Mauricio Pochettino’s men were held into a 2-2 draw in their match up which pretty much ended their European journey this season.
The Lilywhites actually got off into a bright start as they went one goal up after just 10 minutes of play through Christian Eriksen’s effort, but on 20 minutes that lead was canceled out by Harry Kane’s own goal.
Things got even tougher for Spurs before half time break as Dele Alli got himself sent off following a bad tackle which put his side having to play with a man down for the rest of that match.
Pochettino’s boys actually managed to regain their lead with a goal from Victor Wanyama on the hour mark, but playing with just 10 men proved to be too difficult for them.
Gent maximized their man advantage and snatched an equalizing goal on 82 minutes courtesy of Jeremy Perbet, an important strike that ended any of the home team’s spirited effort.