A wise man once told me that taking pleasure in your rivals’ misfortunes is an essential part of being a sports fan — especially since the fan experience is one of constant disappointment punctuated by brief moments of extreme joy. So let us take this moment to laugh at Spurs for a minute.
Thursday nights may not be on Channel 5 anymore, but it’s still the day you don’t want to be playing your continental football, especially if you’re stuck in not just the Europa League but UEFA’s newfangled cashgrab, the Europa Conference League, which is where we find Spurs this season.
And while that’s reason alone for mild amusement, here’s something better: Spurs losing to
Chelsea B Vitesse Arnhem today, 1-0, in their Group G encounter. Maxi Wittek scored the game’s only goal with a Chilwell-esque strike, and while Spurs served up a rotated side, they were expected to still handily beat the team currently sixth in the Dutch Eredivisie.
Spurs’ loss would’ve been even more amusing if there were any actual Chelsea players involved, but alas, we don’t have any loanees at Vitesse right now for the first time since our partnership began back in 2010. That might change in January of course.
But we do have plenty of rich history together. Mason Mount’s father particularly enjoyed this result, probably. HA-HA!