Mustafaster wrote:Not trying to underplay Spuds achievement, but they shouldn't start getting the bunting out just yet.
The first goal was offside and this Madrid side is notoriously fragile atm. They lost to Girona at the weekend and are 8 points off the pace in La Liga.
A good win against an out-of-sorts team does not European champions make.
All fair enough, Musta - the Girona thing is well known here, as well as their form in general. But there are a lot of great players in that team still and it's a step up for an English side at any time to go to Madrid and deserve to win, and follow it up with a resounding victory at home. Yes, the first goal was offside, but Spurs deserved a two goal victory of any sort, however it came about. You don't often see an English team knocking it about and getting the 'ole' against RM. They did make 'em look shite for a period in the second half.
Best thing for Spurs is now they won't have any fear whoever they play. They may still get a spanking at some point soon and not even go beyond the quarters, but at least it's another step upwards for them - and with English players at the heart of it.