Tottenham’s defeat to Middlesbrough in the FA Cup means they no longer face a back log of Premier League fixtures and Gary Lineker highlights the one positive from Tuesday’s game
Tottenham’s FA Cup exit at the hands of Middlesbrough on Tuesday evening ensured another season without a trophy for the north London club.
As a result Spurs’ sole focus will be trying to finish fourth, and with no other distractions they won’t face a backlog of fixtures as Antonio Conte’s side attempt to bring Champions League football back to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
However, according to Gary Lineker there was one positive to emerge from Tuesday’s cup defeat; the performance of the ‘exciting’ Ryan Sessegnon.
Meanwhile, there’s the latest on the failed European Super League as Juventus chairman Andrea Agnelli insists the English top flight’s ‘big six’ are still ‘united by their contracts’.
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What FA Cup exit means for upcoming games
Tottenham’s FA Cup exit at the hands of Middlesbrough means that Antonio Conte’s men only have the Premier League to focus on between now and May.
Not in European action following their elimination from the Europa Conference League and knocked out of the Carabao Cup semi-finals by Chelsea, the FA Cup represented Spurs’ only real chance of winning silverware in 2021/22.
However, it is now another season without a trophy following their hugely disappointing 1-0 defeat on Teeside.
Conte and his players will now be fully focused on finishing the season on a high by trying to reclaim their place in the Champions League after missing out on the top four in each of the past two seasons.
Lineker praises Sessegnon
There were very little positives to take from Tottenham Hotspur’s FA cup.
fifth round defeat to Middlesbrough on Tuesday, as Antonio Conte’s side saw their last hopes of winning silverware this season vanish.
Josh Coburn’s extra-time winner sent the Championship side through to the quarter-finals, as Spurs continued their inconsistent form with another lacklustre display.
But it wasn’t a game purely full of negatives for Spurs as, surprisingly, there were still one or two promising performances from players in the side.
And none more so that young full-back Ryan Sessegnon,
who was the brightest spark on the pitch for the north Londoners and was fully deserving of the praise he received.
Super League latest
Andrea Agnelli has confirmed that the clubs who failed to launch the European Super League last year are still united by contracts in plans for a reboot.
The Juventus chairman has been one of the leading voices for the controversial competition, which was announced in April last year to challenge UEFA’s reforms for the Champions League.
But now, at the Financial Times Business of Football summit, Agnelli confirmed that plans remain in place thanks to contracts which the Premier League ‘Big Six’ and six others signed up to.