>Champions League?We’re having a laugh.

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It has taken me a couple of days to write this post because on Wednesday/Thursday I was too angry to type coherently. After failing to beat both Birmingham City (despite being ahead in the 91st minute) and Aston Villa (despite dominating for much of the game), Spurs completed a miserable round of matches against  the 2nd city clubs by capitulating to a first half Wolves goal. Again. Quite obviously this is not the form of a team ready to compete with the best club sides in Europe. When these result are put in the context of losing to Stoke, throwing a 2 goal lead away against Everton, drawing at home against Hull and a pathetic performance at Anfield a worrying trend has emerged. As well as the results, it is a collection of performances that will stop Tottenham making the breakthrough. Consistently, Tottenham batter teams in terms of possession and chances but fail to kill off their opposition.

Before I write the next sentence I would like to make it clear that I love Harry Redknapp and he has been great for Spurs. However, I am beginning to worry that there is a lack of killer instinct from the top of the club, that Redknapp is at a bigger club than ever before, with more money and better players than ever before and he is having a bit of nosebleed. THIS IS NOT THE START OF A HARRY OUT CAMPAIGN. He is a top quality man manager who has improved this set of players immeasurably (see Bale, BAE, Bentley, Lennon) and made top signings (see Palacios, Corluka, Krancjar, Crouch). The recent home performance against Villa typified the problem. For the second time this season against us Villa were hanging on for dear life. On the bench were Krancjar and Gudjohnson, on the field were Bentley and Modric who were not having a good afternoon but no change came. There was no killer instinct, no bravery to get a goal and finish the game. I haven’t even mentioned us turning up at Old Trafford and the Emirates and simply laying down and dieing yet.

The collapse against Wolves just about sums it all up. Its time for a change of mentality.Time to believe our own hype and start killing off the teams around us, otherwise we can look forward to watching Manchester City in the Champions League next season.

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