Happy Monday to everyone, especially Harry Kane.
Well folks, the season is over. We got there in one piece…just about.
Anyone fancy a season review? Course you do.
Right, let’s get stuck in…
Forever the most divisive post-season question no matter who you support – what was your favourite game this season?
For me, there’s certain criteria to tick off for this one. Did we win? What did the result mean? Where was I watching it from?
Several games stick out for me. The win against Man City including Bergwijn’s beauty on his debut, the incredible turnaround against Olympiacos in the Champions League, and wins away at Aston Villa and Wolves to name but a few.
But, it was none of the above. For me, that very first game under Jose Mourinho takes the medal. Despite a ropey second half in our 3-2 away win back in November, the win against West Ham for me was the best I’d felt about Spurs in a long time.
Just days after the most toxic atmosphere I’d experienced for years in the draw with Sheffield United, to see Spurs free-flowing, enjoying their football and sticking three past the Hammers was just a huge relief. A weight had been lifted and boy did we need it.
I’m off to watch the highlights…again. Be right back.
Well, it’s been far from plain sailing this season and that night back in October was certainly as bad as it got.
Without a doubt, our worst game has to go to that horrific 7-2 home defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League.
I sat near the travelling Bayern staff that night, and even they’d had enough at 5-2 when I decided to leave the stadium. To make matters worse, the German side had scored a further two by the time I’d made the bottom of the stairs.
Other notable mentions go to the 3-0 loss at Brighton just days later and of course the dismal penalty defeat to Norwich in the FA Cup.
It somehow doesn’t even feel like the same season – does it?
Can I shock you? Sonny wins.
But before I talk about that beautiful solo goal from December, a quick shoutout is needed for the other stunners we’ve seen throughout the campaign.
Tanguy Ndombele’s rocket on the opening day, Dele’s delightful dink away at Old Trafford, and a moment of individual brilliance by Lucas at Molineux. We’ve certainly seen some crackers.
Back to Sonaldo, it simply had to be his effort against Burnley. The whole move became all the more impressive with each touch he took and his composure at the end was sensational.
To prove just how special it was, Harry Kane had scored another goal of the season contender 25 minutes before and no-one even talks about it.
Now this one is slightly trickier.
Here’s the criteria we’re working with: was it a moment of universal joy amongst all Spurs fans? Was it on the big stage? Will it be remembered for a long time?
Well, the moment I’ve gone for ticks all three boxes. Yes it was of course Stevie Wonder’s debut madness against the champions.
It was amazing in the stands to see fans turning to each-other and realising it was in fact Bergwijn. It had to be him.
It was a short list to choose from this season, but our little Dutch wonder takes the crown.