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‘Champions League final was worst-case scenario for Spurs’ – Expectations too high for Mourinho’s men, says Ginola

The former Tottenham winger believes gracing a European showpiece in 2019 has led to a bar in north London being raised to unrealistic heights

Reaching the Champions League final in 2019 was the “worst-case scenario” for Tottenham, says David Ginola, with expectations having now risen to unrealistic heights in north London.

Mauricio Pochettino oversaw a remarkable run through elite European competition last season, with progress to a showpiece event in Madrid set to live long in the memory.

The Argentine tactician was, however, to pay the price in November 2019 for failing to build on a memorable continental campaign.