Tottenham were left to rue a string of wasted chances as they were held to a frenetic 0-0 draw at Eintracht Frankfurt, missing the chance to go top of Group D in the Champions League.
Tottenham’s Ivan Perisic said ahead of this game, following on from Spurs’ lacklustre 3-1 defeat to Arsenal: “It is a new day, a new game. We have to react.”
Well, that reaction did not quite come in the shape of three points, although Tottenham certainly improved in their overall play.
However, just a few weeks after dispatching six goals past Leicester in the Premier League, Spurs struggled to find the finishing touch. Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son, in particular, saw efforts they would usually bury sail wide of the target.
Kane also took a few knocks to his knee in either half and looked to be in some pain shortly after the second, but completed the game – much to the relief of Spurs and England fans alike.
Despite the scoreline, it was an end-to-end encounter, with Eintracht Frankfurt also guilty of wasting chances. Neither side was able to capitalise on Marseille’s 4-1 win against Sporting Lisbon earlier on Tuesday, with the Portuguese team remaining top of the group at the halfway stage.
Tottenham and Frankfurt remain locked on four points ahead of the return leg at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium next Wednesday, with Spurs in second on goal difference.
More to follow…
Tottenham head to Brighton in the Premier League on Saturday, live on Sky Sports Premier League from 5pm; kick-off 5.30pm.
Spurs are back in Champions League action on Wednesday October 12 as they welcome Frankfurt to north London for the return fixture; kick-off 8pm.