Spurs 4-3 Wycombe: My thoughts on Saturdays exhilarating cup tie
83 minutes into Saturdays FA cup fourth round tie against Wycombe at the Lane, the score was two a piece. A second string Spurs side were having a terrible afternoon against the league 2 side, despite drawing level after going two goals down in the first half, Pochettino’s side were shapeless and lacking in direction. After making all three substitutes, Spurs were dealt a blow when Kieran Trippier limped off injured late on. And Gareth Ainsworth’s fearless Wycombe side didn’t alter their approach, the chairboys exposed us on the right wing as Myles Weston surged past Eric Dier before putting in an inch perfect cross which veteran striker Gary Thompson headed into the goal. At this point I was utterly distraught, I couldn’t comprehend the fact that we were only seven minutes away from crashing out of this most special of cups in our final season at the Lane. Of course we didn’t, we fought back to record a dramatic late victory to send the lane into a scene of euphoria, with Pochettino showing great relief at the touch line on the final whistle. The match was emotionally exhausting for both sets of fans, but the elation at the final whistle was something quite special, it really emphasised how important the FA Cup is to the Spurs supporters.
Son’s dramatic late winner in the 97th minute of stoppage time was superb, Son played a one two with Janssen before firing a ferocious effort from inside the box. Son’s powerful effort came off the feet of Wycombe’s Jacobsen before hitting the back of the net. However, I felt bad for Wycombe they were robbed by our premier league stars, the chairboys deserved a replay. We got lucky in the end but our winning mentality got us through the match, we were disappointing. If Pochettino decides to field his strongest eleven in the next rounds, then our name may well be on the cup! COYS
My man of the match: Son was by far the best player on the pitch, his tremendous energy and intent going forward was rewarded with two valuable goals. We have a lot to thank him for after Saturdays thriller. Son’s brace on Saturday takes his tally to 11 goals this season.