Stupid, stupid, stupid game......
But got to be happy for Rochdale and their fans
Shows how dangerous underestimation can be for sure.
I don't think there was any suggestion of underestimation - and Newport County in the last round would have stopped any notion of that. Although 11 changes were made from the Juventus game, none of the players put out were inexperienced 'kids' (Foyth was the only one vaguely in that category) and when Poch plays Rose, Alderweirald, Son, and Wanyama (regulars last season), Trippier and Winks (plenty of games both this and last season) Moura (£25m Brazil international just signed from PSG) Sissoko (who has played in more Spurs matches than anyone this season) and you have Alli, Kane and Dembele on the bench, then that doesn't smack of a weak team.
I don't think Spurs underestimated Rochdale, I think the Rochdale players rose to the occasion, did their homework (Spurs don't like not being given space) and so stopped Spurs from playing - at least in the first half. Second half was one way traffic but Moura tired and Son just couldn't find his touch all game.
England expects that every man will do his duty. Horatio Nelson October 1805