Good news and bad news, Spurs fans…
Jan Vertonghen finally returns from injury and starts for Tottenham in their crucial Premier League clash with Manchester United. Erik Lamela is back too.
That’s the good news. The bad news? Leicester City’s win at Sunderland means they are ten points clear of Spurs before a ball has even been kicked at White Hart Lane, where the kick-off has been delayed due to the visitors being stuck in traffic.
Quite simply, this is a must win game for Mauricio Pochettino’s men, if Louis van Gaal and company ever arrive.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to Vertonghen’s return and Leicester’s win.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) April 10, 2016
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) April 10, 2016
Interesting selection. I'd have kept wimmer in today. Keep that pairing together for now, but do prefer verts long term
— General Burkinshaw (@TsideSpurs) April 10, 2016
— Ross. (@RossTweeting) April 10, 2016
Jan back in this early is a bit risky/unnecessary for me. Thought Wimmer has been excellent in his absence. Interesting to see how he does.
— Spurs In The Blood (@SpursInTheBlood) April 10, 2016
Feel a little bit for Wimmer but this is the business end of the season no time for sentiments, you have to pick your strongest team.#THFC
— Ricky Sacks (@RickSpur) April 10, 2016
— Vass Koni (@vkon1) April 10, 2016
Jan was phenomenal before he got injured, many people ruled us out when he got injured, if he's fit he has to be in the team.
— TheHotspurInsider (@HotspurInsider) April 10, 2016
— Rachel Martin (@RachelVMartin) April 10, 2016
Spurs need to win all there games anyway and so this result means nothing has changed. Leicester will definitely drop points. Win all coys
— Paul Naudo (@NaudoPaul) April 10, 2016
Did we ever expect a team as bad as that to get anything against Leicester? No. UP THE SPURS. #COYS
— Andy Wright (@AndySpurs72) April 10, 2016
Leicester deserve it. Simple as that. Aim to finish above the scum now & look forward to smashing Madrid in Champions League next season.
— Matt (@likeavillasboas) April 10, 2016
Realistically it's the Chelsea and West Ham games that were always the ones where they might drop points
— Adam Flanagan (@therealflannerz) April 10, 2016
Still a huge game for us today. You can say the title race is over but if we give up on it who knows how far the slide will take us. #COYS
— Jon. (@jonhotspur88) April 10, 2016
Fucking gutted but what can you do. They deserve it.
— Flav (@Flav_Bateman) April 10, 2016
Spurs have exceeded expectations, Leicester have smashed theirs.
Don't let that detract from our upwards trajectory & brilliant season
— Richard Cracknell (@MrCracknell) April 10, 2016