I guess I don’t have to write about unbeaten runs today because this was a cup competition. A Mickey Mouse Cup competition that doesn’t matter and is stupid in the grand scheme of things, right? We get to say those things now that we’re not playing in it anymore. I think that’s how the rules work.
To me, the major positive from the match was that the average age of the outfield players in the starting XI was just a shade under 22 years old. The oldest outfield player to feature was 26-year-old Keiran Tripper, who, like 24-year-old Tom Carrol, is waaaaaay older than I thought.
Despite not getting a win and despite looking not really all that good, Spurs’ continued youth movement was well served by this match. Guys like Cameron Carter-Vickers and Harry Winks got to play against some tougher competition, and, for the most part, looked not entirely out of their depth.
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