The morning after the night before and for Spurs at least, nothing has changed. Nobody will know how close we ever came to signing a Rossi, a Forlan or even a Phil Neville. We did come pretty close to signing a Charlie Adam but with the greatest respect, he may not be looked back on as ‘the one that got away.’
It’s easy to be cynical and despondent: fourth place and upwards is by no means out of the question and if we return to the form we showed over the Christmas period, then that should be more than just a possibility.
For most fans though, the worry has been the lack of goals from our three main strikers, with the responsibility for scoring been passed over to Van der Vaart and Bale. Around this time last year, Roman Pavlyuchenko began a purple patch that helped in no small way to secure fourth place and maybe Harry’s hoping for that again.
For me, it just seems like an opportunity missed. I’m continually told that 5th place isn’t that bad (mostly by Stoke supporters that I know!) but having waited so long for Champions League football at the Lane, I don’t want it to end up as just a happy memory.