Tottenham is like a cat, pulled one of their extra lives and clung to the miracle of qualification with a 1-0 victory against Inter Milan at Wembley thanks to a late goal by Christian Eriksen.
In a game that was an out of tune song, monotonous and boring. A screech at Wembley Cathedral. The poor appearance of the stands, in which barely exceeded the middle entrance, did not help to set the game and the first 45 minutes were to kill yourself.
The melody improved with the entry of Erickssen and Son in the second half of the game, tilted a few degrees the field and polished the imagination in the last three-quarters of Tottenham court, but still missing the aim. Vertonghen and Brozovic were about to open the scoring but the 0-0 continued, until Sissoko went into the area, surprised by the passivity of the Italian defense, and gave the ball to Alli at the penalty spot. The Englishman turned around and, generously, passed it to Eriksen, who came from behind to sign the 1-0 and give another life to Tottenham.
The certification of the miracle will have to arrive at the Camp Nou on the next date when it is measured at a Barcelona as first of the group, already classified that will seek to rest its stars. Tottenham will have to ‘copy’ what Inter does, which equals seven points but exceeds the particular average goal. It faces off against PSV who have no chance of qualifying even in the Europa League, but the Dutch pride will seek to spoil the pass to the historic Italian team.
Borja Valero, Spanish Inter Milan midfielder, regrets that they no longer depend on themselves to qualify and relies on the professionalism of Barcelona, “They are great professionals and in that sense we are calm.” Although they should not be if they have seen the bank of the Culés.