No fight, no desire, no conviction and no Europa league next season, our destiny was in our own hands and we have let it slip through our fingers.
We started off slow today and were punished after 29 minutes, Jermaine Defoe directing the ball home for the home team. We came out much stronger in the second half and Bojinov deservedly pulled us level with a superbly taken goal. In my view the game was stolen from us when the referee awarded Spurs a penalty that never was, Robbie Keane stepped up to slot the ball home.
As I said we started off slow today and were rightly losing when going into the break, I said that we need more fight in our game and we didn't get any. In the second half we played much better and deserved our goal but we still had no bite in our play. I was really glad to see Hughes make the double substitution of Bojinov and Benjani today, it has took him until the second to last game of the season to make this kind of change, he should have been doing it all season because it payed off.
This was really frustrating to watch today if we would have played better in the first half then the game was ours for the taking, we made Spurs look a lot better than they are. I don't know why we didn't go out on the pitch motivated for 9o minutes of hard work, but we didn't and now our dreams of more European football are gone.
There isn't much else to say it was quite straight forward, we lost another away game because we play in a totally opposite way to the way we play at home. If we are to improve away from home next season then we have some big changes to make, away from home we look scared to attack teams and almost choose to play in a negative manner. It's unexplainable really and I bet if you ask Hughes then he wouldn't have an answer as to why we play so bad away from home.
As you can probably tell I am quite disappointed not just with our performance but with some of the dubious officiating. This draining season is coming to an end now, so lets just look forward to the last home game of the season and hope that City send us away with something to smile about during the off season.