Ah, Tottenham. You couldn’t write it, could you?
Entering their game against West Ham United on Sunday, there were suggestions that Jose Mourinho’s side were primed for a Premier League title bid.
They thrashed Manchester United at Old Trafford before the international break, and Gareth Bale was fit to make his first appearance since re-signing with the club.
And, to their credit, they wiped the floor with the Hammers in the first half, leading 3-0 after just 16 minutes thanks to Son Heung-min’s strike and Harry Kane’s double.
But we all know what happened next.
Rival fans enjoy laughing at Spurs’ inability to live up to expectations.
Indeed, the term ‘Spursy’ - ‘To consistently and inevitably fail to live up to expectations. To bottle it,’ - can be found on Urban Dictionary.
And the north London outfit showed just why they’ve developed that reputation by throwing away their three-goal advantage.
Jose Mourinho’s side conceded three goals in the last 10 minutes to draw 3-3, with Manuel Lanzini completing West Ham’s comeback with a stunning effort in the fourth minute of injury time.
Spurs fans go viral
It was a proper Spursy showing from Tottenham.
And a clip of two Tottenham fans enduring Sunday’s rollercoaster has gone viral on social media.
Two stars from fan channel WeAreTottenhanTV were ecstatic as their side raced into a 3-0 lead, with one declaring: “Tottenham Hotspur are officially back. The rest of the Premier League are fearing us!”
Then, well, Lanzini happened. Check out the hilarious video below.
The highlights of their live stream show their full emotions as Tottenham blew a 3-0 lead.
WeAreTottenhanTV posted a salty tweet after the clip was shared by a Hammers fan.
“Fair play. Enjoy your point. We all know who will have more of them come the end of the season,” they wrote.
Even their own manager wasn’t so bitter at full-time.
Mourinho criticised his own players for believing the game was in the bag in the second half.
“I don’t think we believed that it could ever happen, what happened, and we were punished by that and punished by their belief,” he said at full-time, per the Daily Mail.
“We were not good enough or strong enough to cope with the last 10 minutes.”
It was heartache for Tottenham. But at least it provided the rest of us with plenty of laughter.
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