Dele Alli’s rush of blood renders Tottenham’s intent fruitless | Jacob Steinberg


Mauricio Pochettino’s side showed the kind of intensity required for a Europa League comeback but fell short after their midfielder’s red card against Gent

A Spursified Wembley felt like an incongruous setting for a Thursday night in the company of the eighth-best side in Belgium. Then again, that was precisely the kind of sniffy attitude that Tottenham Hotspur had to leave at the door if they were going to avoid another continental embarrassment. They have reached a point in their development where anything less than absolute commitment in the Europa League is impossible to defend, for all that football at their temporary European home was supposed to involve glamour ties against Barcelona and Real Madrid instead of the relative modesty of KAA Gent.

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