Let's look back to the 11th of February shall we? We had just beaten Newcastle 5-0 in a glittering performance. It looked like the storm of "Harry for England" chatter wasn't going to affect us in the slightest. We were 4 points off the top of the table, 10 points clear of Arsenal. It looked like we were heading into a string of difficult fixtures in the best possible way. Hell we were still in the title race even!
Fast forward 34 minutes into the North London Derby. Adebayor had just put away a (slightly dubious) penalty and we led 2-0 against the noisy neighbours. Life couldn't be better for anyone in a white shirt. Now the question is...what the F**K happened?
It's the 23rd of March. We haven't won a league game since the Newcastle match. The derby brought not joy but utter humiliation. The following three games against Man United, Everton and Stoke brought utter frustration and only one point gained in stoppage time. We (after having held 3rd since November) are now BELOW ARSENAL in 4th. The team's form is, optimism aside, nothing short of utter crap. Our upcoming game against Chelsea is the very definition of a must win game. Bums are well and truly squeaking at WHL and we need to get the team back in our groove.
Last week I wrote an article saying how Spurs are having an amazing season regardless of our slip ups and I maintain that view. However...deja vu is setting in. Last season I saw us reach the highs of the Champions League quarter finals beating both Milan clubs but yet we couldn't beat Blackpool, West Ham, Wolves etc. We won two games after beating AC Milan in the Champions League. Looking back at those games and comparing the performances to those we have seen in the last 3 days...I am worried.
Those games are exactly like our current ones. Dominating possession, field position and every other stat but nothing to show for it. We need Lennon and Adebayor back in the team. We need to reclaim that grit and determination we had earlier in the season. Fulham away, West Brom away, Sunderland at home, West Brom at home. These were games where we dug deep and found a result when we needed it. Where has that been the last few weeks?
Arsenal are crowing like no other now that they've overtaken us and while I know they can't keep winning, it's not good. Our confidence in attack seems to be gone. Our confidence in defence and midfield is gone. The team just can't get it together like they did for the majority of the season and even Harry has admitted that we've lost our way. It is well and truly squeaky bum time. I'm clueless as to where we go from here but we cannot afford anything BUT three points from Stamford Bridge.
Yes we have done well this season but we cannot let it slip now. COYS