Spurs beat Madrid to show they are close to elite clubs

Written by Stephen Wennberg

It was a game Tottenham needed to show that they are not a just a prawn in the water, but a team that is ready to challenge for the biggest silverware. After the first leg which ended 1-1 at the Benarbeu, Spurs have the opportunity to have one over reigning champions, Real Madrid at Wembley. It was at a point in time in which Real Madrid are not at their best form.

What better moments do you call for as an opponent?

Mauricio Pochettino and his Tottenham side have been in an amazing form in the Champions League and it was just okay to cap it all up against the holders.

The damage was down early in the first half as Dele Alli struck twice early in the game to give the home side a 2-0 lead going into the break. Ronaldo only scored a consolation after Erickson have made it three as the game ended 3-1.

Madrid had no response to what Spurs had to offer on the night at Wembley and the fans were excited to see their team dispatch a team like Real Madrid.

What message this sends out to other opponents in the champions league is that Spurs are growing to the level of an elite club, although not there yet. Wins like this against big wigs like Real help pave way to the top. You beat the best to become the best.

What is next for Spurs is to be able to keep this kind of performance consistent all through the tournament. They probably might spring up a surprise this season and become the Monaco of last season.

With all their players fit and some other factors working in their favour, like the luck of the draws, they could even be able to blaze their way to the final. They are Spurs.

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