Supporting Tottenham can only be likened to experiencing a groundhog day-themed rollercoaster. As fans, we usually don’t even want to undergo the rollercoaster ride we encounter with Spurs.
Take today’s news, for example. We’re barely days past a fantastic World Cup final, where our Argentine centre-back triumphed over our French captain and goalkeeper for the trophy, and we’re straight back into the grinding and never-ending story of Antonio Conte’s contract and how Daniel Levy has misplaced all of Tottenham’s money so the club can’t spend again.
This leads us to the apparent follow-up stories of how Mauricio Pochettino won’t even look at a football and can barely stomach his dinner unless he’s in charge of Tottenham once more.
Which will then bring us to the part where Spurs fans argue amongst themselves, discussing whose footballing tactics they’ve enjoyed more. Completely forgetting that if there’s no money around the club, and should Pochettino returns, he will be using the same footballers that got him the sack.
Sure, Rodrigo Bentancur and Dejan Kulusevski would be fantastic under Pochettino. Cuti Romero as well, whenever he’s fit enough to play. And then, in the meantime, we can watch Davinson Sanchez, Eric Dier, and Ben Davies create havoc just like they did when Pochettino was last here. In a period when those three names were mostly squad players.
What do we think is worse? Watching Harry Kane hit row Z from 12 yards against France in a World Cup quarter-final or approximately six weeks of rumours, news articles, and speculation surrounding Tottenham Hotspur and how even though we’re only three or so players off being very good (as per usual), we don’t have the money to compete.
Part of me wants to be back at Boxpark, fueled by overpriced Lager, watching Kane belt that the second penalty like he was trying to convert a Rugby penalty rather than a football one because the frustrations of England are repetitive in their own right, but not as completely predictable and as identical as the re-occurring failures of Tottenham Hotspur and their board.