The best and worst Tottenham result of 2018
With just two Premier League fixtures remaining for Tottenham in 2018 against Bournemouth at Wolverhampton, manager Mauricio Pochettino can start to reflect on another turbulent year.
Spurs’ wait for silverware continues, but they secured a third-placed finish last season in the Premier League and this campaign are also looking healthy in third.
Here is the standout best and worst match of 2018 for Pochettino’s side:
Chelsea 1-3 Tottenham, 1 April 2018
Spurs’ most impressive result of the calendar year has to be a throwback to last season, where they ended a 28-year wait to win at Stamford Bridge by beating Chelsea 3-1 in the Premier League.
Pochettino’s team were fourth in the table at the time and just five points above fifth-placed Chelsea, who were breathing down their necks.
Spurs fought back from a goal down with a stunning equaliser from Christian Eriksen on the stroke of half-time.
Dele Alli then stole the headlines for his two goals in the second-half and that result went on to ensure they bagged another year of Champions League football at the expense of Chelsea.
Honourable mention: Spurs’ 2-0 away win in December away to Arsenal in the Carabao Cup avenged a league defeat to their north London rivals, while a point away in Barcelona also in December secured Champions League qualification for the knockouts rounds in 2019.
Tottenham 1-2 Juventus, 7 March 2018
Spurs are a team that want to progress in Europe to prove themselves against the best and last season did have the difficult draw of Italian giants Juventus in the last 16.
But after a heroic 2-2 draw out in Turin in the first leg, it seemed like finally they would make a statement on the big stage.
Unfortunately it was Wembley heartache after they let a one-goal lead slip against a streetwise Juventus team.
They have the chance in this season’s competition to right some wrongs against Borussia Dortmund in the last 16 of the Champions League, but the ghosts of the Juventus loss will haunt many of the players.