Posted in Europa League, Tottenham Hotspur

Son delivers as Spurs claim victory

Heung-Min Son showcased a superb display last evening when Tottenham faced Qarabag in their Europa League group opener.

Qarabag scored the opening goal in the 7th minute after Kieran Trippier brought down Afran Ismayilov resulting in a penalty. Richard had Lloris beat as he converted confidently from the spot. Qarabag continued to dominate the game, but Spurs fought back hard.

In the 28th minute, Andros Townsend swung in a corner and an unmarked Son tied things up at 1-1. Two minutes later, Son was at it again. He played a through ball to Dele Alli who laid the ball back for Son to smash home his second. A brace for the South Korean on his debut for his new club and he couldn’t have written the script any better. Son is a prospect I am utterly exciting about. I can’t wait to see him light up the PL.

The third goal came in the 86th minute when Kane supplied the assist for Lamela who wrap the game up wonderfully.

SCENES via Zimbio:

Tottenham Hotspur FC v Qarabag FK - UEFA Europa League

Tottenham Hotspur FC v Qarabag FK - UEFA Europa League

Tottenham Hotspur FC v Qarabag FK - UEFA Europa League

Tottenham Hotspur FC v Qarabag FK - UEFA Europa League

Tottenham Hotspur FC v Qarabag FK - UEFA Europa League

Tottenham Hotspur FC v Qarabag FK - UEFA Europa League

Dele Alli also had a great game

Tottenham Hotspur FC v Qarabag FK - UEFA Europa League

Tottenham Hotspur FC v Qarabag FK - UEFA Europa League

Tottenham Hotspur FC v Qarabag FK - UEFA Europa League

Tottenham Hotspur FC v Qarabag FK - UEFA Europa League

Tottenham Hotspur FC v Qarabag FK - UEFA Europa League

Tottenham Hotspur FC v Qarabag FK - UEFA Europa League

Tottenham Hotspur FC v Qarabag FK - UEFA Europa League

Tottenham Hotspur FC v Qarabag FK - UEFA Europa League

Tottenham Hotspur FC v Qarabag FK - UEFA Europa League

Tottenham Hotspur FC v Qarabag FK - UEFA Europa League

Tottenham Hotspur FC v Qarabag FK - UEFA Europa League

Posted in Europa League, SSC Napoli, Tottenham Hotspur

Europa League draw

Young Boys v Everton

Torino v Athletic Bilbao

Sevilla v Monchengladbach

Wolfsburg v Sporting

Ajax v Legia

AaB Fodbold v Club Brugge

Anderlecht v Dinamo Moskva

Dnipro v Olympiacos

Trabzonspor v Napoli

Guingamp v Dynamo Kyiv

Villarreal v Salzburg

Roma v Feyenoord

PSV v Zenit

Liverpool v Besiktas

Tottenham v Fiorentina

Celtic v Inter Milan

Some good draws at this stage. Looking forward to some of these matches.

Posted in Europa League, Goals/Saves I Like, Tottenham Hotspur

Kane and Lamela shines against Asteras Tripolis (Goal of the year inside)

Hugo Lloris of Spurs swaps shirts with team-mate Harry Kane of Spurs after he was sent off leaving Harry Kane to take care of goalkeeping duties during the UEFA Europa League group C match between Tottenham Hotspur FC and Asteras Tripolis FC at White Hart Lane on October 23, 2014 in London, United Kingdom.

Spurs put on a brilliant show earlier against Asteras Tripolis at the Lane, coming away with a vital 5-1 victory in their Europa League match.

Harry Kane scored his first hat trick for Spurs, but his long range effort (the opener) was my favorite goal of his trick:

WHAT A BEAUT!

Talking about beaut, my boy, Lamela was the talk of the match, the town and the social world for his rabona, which I believe is the Goal of the Year and I see Puskas written all over that magnificent beauty.

C-C-Check it out!

Yes, ugh, orgasmic stuff! And give Adebayor a hand!

Spurs was up 5-0 when Hugo Lloris was shown a straight red for a foul. Lloris had a superb match. He handed his reigns over to the hat tricker, Kane, who really wanted to feel what it’s like between the sticks:

Harry Kane of Spurs speaks with team-mate Hugo Lloris as he volunteers to go in goal following Lloris' sending off during the UEFA Europa League group C match between Tottenham Hotspur FC and Asteras Tripolis FC at White Hart Lane on October 23, 2014 in London, United Kingdom.

He volunteered, only to concede a minute later. He must have been thinking Lloris’ shirt held some sort of super goalie power!

Great team effort from Spurs. This performance was one of their best for the entire season.

See the full highlights here:

SCENES!

Harry Kane of Spurs scores the opening goal during the UEFA Europa League group C match between Tottenham Hotspur FC and Asteras Tripolis FC at White Hart Lane on October 23, 2014 in London, United Kingdom.

Andros Townsend of Spurs passes the ball under pressure from Juan Munafo of Asteras Tripolis FC during the UEFA Europa League group C match between Tottenham Hotspur FC and Asteras Tripolis FC at White Hart Lane on October 23, 2014 in London, United Kingdom.

Erik Lamela of Spurs runs with the ball during the UEFA Europa League group C match between Tottenham Hotspur FC and Asteras Tripolis FC at White Hart Lane on October 23, 2014 in London, United Kingdom.

Erik Lamela of Spurs celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the UEFA Europa League group C match between Tottenham Hotspur FC and Asteras Tripolis FC at White Hart Lane on October 23, 2014 in London, United Kingdom.

Erik Lamela of Spurs battles for the ball with Braian Lluy of Asteras Tripolis FC during the UEFA Europa League group C match between Tottenham Hotspur FC and Asteras Tripolis FC at White Hart Lane on October 23, 2014 in London, United Kingdom.

Erik Lamela of Spurs celebrates after scoring his team's third goal during the UEFA Europa League group C match between Tottenham Hotspur FC and Asteras Tripolis FC at White Hart Lane on October 23, 2014 in London, United Kingdom.

Erik Lamela of Spurs celebrates with team-mates Emmanuel Adebayour and Mousa Dembele after scoring his team's third goal during the UEFA Europa League group C match between Tottenham Hotspur FC and Asteras Tripolis FC at White Hart Lane on October 23, 2014 in London, United Kingdom.

Harry Kane of Spurs celebrates scoring his team's fourth goal during the UEFA Europa League group C match between Tottenham Hotspur FC and Asteras Tripolis FC at White Hart Lane on October 23, 2014 in London, United Kingdom.

Harry Kane of Spurs celebrates scoring his team's fourth goal during the UEFA Europa League group C match between Tottenham Hotspur FC and Asteras Tripolis FC at White Hart Lane on October 23, 2014 in London, United Kingdom.

Hugo Lloris of Spurs swaps shirts with team-mate Harry Kane of Spurs after he was sent off leaving Harry Kane to take care of goalkeeping duties during the UEFA Europa League group C match between Tottenham Hotspur FC and Asteras Tripolis FC at White Hart Lane on October 23, 2014 in London, United Kingdom.

Hugo Lloris of Spurs swaps shirts with team-mate Harry Kane of Spurs after he was sent off leaving Harry Kane to take care of goalkeeping duties during the UEFA Europa League group C match between Tottenham Hotspur FC and Asteras Tripolis FC at White Hart Lane on October 23, 2014 in London, United Kingdom.

Harry Kane of Spurs pulls on the goalkeeper's shirt of team-mate Hugo Lloris after he was sent off during the UEFA Europa League group C match between Tottenham Hotspur FC and Asteras Tripolis FC at White Hart Lane on October 23, 2014 in London, United Kingdom.

Harry Kane of Spurs directs his team-mates as they make a wall during the UEFA Europa League group C match between Tottenham Hotspur FC and Asteras Tripolis FC at White Hart Lane on October 23, 2014 in London, United Kingdom.

Harry Kane of Spurs reacts after conceding a goal during the UEFA Europa League group C match between Tottenham Hotspur FC and Asteras Tripolis FC at White Hart Lane on October 23, 2014 in London, United Kingdom.

Harry Kane of Spurs looks on as he stands in goal following the sending off of his team-mate Hugo Lloris during the UEFA Europa League group C match between Tottenham Hotspur FC and Asteras Tripolis FC at White Hart Lane on October 23, 2014 in London, United Kingdom.

Harry Kane of Spurs, wearing the goalkeeper's shirt of team-mate Hugo Lloris, smiles as he speaks with the match officials during the UEFA Europa League group C match between Tottenham Hotspur FC and Asteras Tripolis FC at White Hart Lane on October 23, 2014 in London, United Kingdom.

Harry Kane of Spurs, wearing the goalkeeper's shirt of team-mate Hugo Lloris, applauds the fans as holds the match ball following his hat-trick during the UEFA Europa League group C match between Tottenham Hotspur FC and Asteras Tripolis FC at White Hart Lane on October 23, 2014 in London, United Kingdom.

Harry Kane of Spurs, wearing the goalkeeper's shirt of team-mate Hugo Lloris, applauds the fans as holds the match ball following his hat-trick during the UEFA Europa League group C match between Tottenham Hotspur FC and Asteras Tripolis FC at White Hart Lane on October 23, 2014 in London, United Kingdom.

Harry Kane of Spurs, wearing the goalkeeper's shirt of team-mate Hugo Lloris, applauds the fans as holds the match ball following his hat-trick during the UEFA Europa League group C match between Tottenham Hotspur FC and Asteras Tripolis FC at White Hart Lane on October 23, 2014 in London, United Kingdom.

Posted in Europa League, My Footy Stuff/Banter

Hugo Lloris don’t deserve this!

I am cursing. I need to vent.

For all the amazing saves Lloris made tonight against Besiktas, that fool Chiriches went and made the goalie concede a goal by giving away a last minute penalty! You don’t do those things, Vlad! The game was in the bag for Spurs despite their 1-0 lead up until the penalty.

Hugo Lloris was on fire. He was unreal. He was 101% tonight for Spurs. He did this:

https://twitter.com/SpurHappening/status/517762546648903680

And this:

https://twitter.com/Vine_Football/status/517776825913982976

He did not deserve that draw! I hate that the defense keep letting him down. I am not saying he can be a mare in goal sometimes like any other goalie, but on the days he’s bringing the fireworks, his mates are bringing sparks.

WHO THE HELL WANTS SPARKS WHEN YOU CAN HAVE FIREWORKS?????

I am sorry, but I am beginning to think that Spurs are not taking their matches seriously. They don’t deserve Lloris. The goalie deserve Champions League football and they’re not even trying to pull their weight and act like a team who wants greater things! I like Spurs, but I’ve been saying it from day 1: they don’t deserve a goalie of his class.

The fans don’t deserve their halfhearted display.

Lloris is world class. He is on another level. There is a reason he is #1. If he is still at Spurs next season, well, I’ll have to eat my socks. I am beginning to think that Lloris believes in a lost cost and that Mauricio is wasting his time with this lazy bunch. They have the potential, yes they do, but they’re not giving everything.

Lloris was the Man of the Match. The sweeper keeper was on fire tonight and I am sorry he was not repaid for his passionate service. Shame on you Spurs. Shame on you.