It speaks volumes that the first time the Chelsea youngster opted to clear his lines didn’t arrive until the closing minutes of a game where Watford should have walked away with all the three points if not for a string of defensive errors.
Monthly Archives: March 2013
“I get nervous when he crosses the halfway line” is what I can hear from a Spurs fan behind me, but his concern is clearly misplaced. The scoreboard on the North Stand shows that’s there half an hour of the game left and the truth is Tottenham have the game and possibly the last 16 tie against Inter Milan sewn up just minutes earlier courtesy of Jan Vertonghen’s header from a corner delivered by the left boot of one Gareth Bale.
Everyone remembers the Zidane volley against Leverkusen, the Messi header in 2009 and Lars Ricken’s chip over Peruzzi because these goals were moments of sheer brilliance that proved to be the difference between picking up a runners-up medal and gripping both hands on that big Champions League trophy.