Tottenham’s early FA Cup exit will allow them to fully focus on Champions League glory, according to skipper Harry Kane.
Stand-in boss Cristian Stellini rested several key players including all-time top scorer Kane for last night’s cup tie against Championship side Sheffield United at Bramall Lane.
Blades substitute Iliman Ndiaye scored a late winner to send Spurs crashing out of the competition, much to the relief of everyone associated with the North London club.
‘Phew! I thought that one might have gone to extra-time and pens’, Kane told Paddy Power News after the game.
‘But thankfully, Ndiaye-sy has popped up with a crucial goal near the end’.
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‘It wasn’t a pretty game to watch but we’re not in the draw for the next round – and that’s all that matters.
Explaining his apparent delight in front of a disgruntled away support, the 29-year-old striker said:
‘The 5,000 fans who travelled up to Sheffield on a Wednesday night probably won’t like me saying this, but the FA Cup was just another unnecessary distraction from the Champions League’.
‘I watched Real Madrid at Anfield the other night and thought to myself: ‘we’d murder this lot at the Bernabéu’.
‘If we can stay injury and suspension free; work hard as a team and put some kind of witch doctor’s curse on all the other sides left in the competition, then I think we’ve a great chance of winning the Champions League this season’.
Meanwhile, after another night of questionable VAR decisions in several Premier League and FA Cup games, clubs have voted to replace the controversial new technology with John Anderson from Gladiators.
The 91-year-old served at the head official on sports gameshow Gladiators from 1992-2000 and will begin his duties at Tottenham’s game at Molineux on Saturday.
Anderson was spotted at Stockley Park this morning in his trademark black and white striped referees kit where he was preparing for the game.
‘Wolves. You will go on my second whistle’, yelled the Scottish TV personality.
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