It will be a tough task for even the most sensible of Spurs’ fans to have stopped laughing at their north London rival’s demise in the Nou Camp last night before turning their heads to the small task of overcoming AC Milan at the Lane tonight.
A victory or draw for the Londoners means they have successfully butchered the carcasses of both Milan sides and will have real ambitions to make the showpiece at Wembley in May. Their record on the turf there isn’t great but before the competition started, the round of 16 would have been the most they’d expected.
Manager ‘arry Redknapp will likely field the only giraffe permitted to play pro soccer in Peter Crouch and hope for a second game running against the Italian leaders it will bamboozle them into submission.
Anyone hoping for a repeat of the masterful play on display at the Nou Camp will be sadly disappointed. Spurs only know one way to defend and that is to attack with speed and zest, and a sluggish Milan side isn’t likely to be able to hold them to no goals. Don’t discount the Italians though.
They have a striker in Zlatan Ibrahimovic who attracts superlatives as if they’re Scouts badges and most of time acts as if he might be better suited back with that age group such is his attitude and demeanor. If Zlatan decides to turn up it could be bad news for Spurs. Without the Swede’s intervention, you can’t really see anything else other than Spurs making the quarters.