This is that unique time of season where us Spurs bloggers can just put our feet up and get the pool boy to fix us another Martini espresso. United at Old Trafford. You could bash any hokum and fipsy into this match preview and we might as well be reading someone’s particularly fine recipe for a béchamel sauce, for all the feelings of optimism it could hope to arouse.
We know the stats. Not since the terracotta-hued crisp peddler scored the winning goal have we taken anything from the red half of Manchester. The year was 1654 and Oliver Cromwell had just launched an English expedition to the Caribbean. A golden age, for sure.
Here by way of alternative, then, is a transcript of the brilliant exchange between André Villas-Boas and a mischief-making press grunt yesterday. This was looted unashamedly from Off the Post and it also appeared on Football365. Do your best to enjoy the weekend.
Journalist: “Andre, do you understand Hugo Lloris’ frustration about the situation, because you did pay a lot of money for him?”
AVB: “What is the frustration?”
Journalist: “Well, the frustration at not being in the team.”
AVB: “How do you know?”
Journalist: “Well, he didn’t play last night, did he?”
AVB: “How do you know he’s frustrated?”
Journalist: “No, I’m asking you, do you find him frustrated?”
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