At least Spurs know exactly what they have to do when they take to the field in Basel tomorrow night for our second leg quarter final tie against the Swiss side. Unless the game finishes in an unlikely high scoring draw, only a win will suffice and despite being outplayed for much of the first game, Gylfi Sigurdsson believes that the club can actually draw confidence from their performance that night.
“We managed to get back into the tie by drawing the game and now it’s down to us,” Gylfi said.
“We know what we’ve got to do. We’ve got to attack them and win the game, whether that’s in the first minute or the last. The important thing is to be in the hat for the next round.”
Sigurdsson also feels that the simplicity of the equation will help Spurs on the night but do we have enough within the squad to take the victory that we need? The draw with Everton on Sunday may actually give the side greater confidence in a game that they really should have won.
That performance surely must prove to them that they can win without Bale, Lennon and Defoe and that’s what they must do to keep hopes of silverware alive.