A New Book About Spurs Run To The Champions League Final Is Out
Spurs fans have long had to endure jokes about the club putting out DVDs for small successes and now there's a book about them losing in the Champions League final.
Ever since the club put out a DVD covering their League Cup semi-final success against Arsenal in 2008, before going on to win the final against Chelsea, Spurs have been mocked by rival fans for their DVDs.
Now rival fans have even more ammo with a new book called 'One Step From Glory,' about last season's Champions League final loss, now on sale.
The blurb describes the book as, "The tale of Tottenham Hotspur's extraordinary run to the 2019 Champions League Final in Madrid. Authors Alex Fynn and Martin Cloake examine how Spurs confounded all predictions to enjoy their most successful ever CL campaign - and what it means for the future.
"They explain why a certain style of football and competing in Europe are central to the club's identity, and look at how manager Mauricio Pochettino drew on these traditions to create a very modern success story. Using match reports from national newspapers to provide the narrative thread, Fynn and Cloake draw on their football backgrounds to explain why this campaign so fired the imagination - in a season with no signings, played mostly without a home stadium.
"With a rich cast of characters and locations ranging from Eindhoven to Madrid via Barcelona and Dortmund - and one emotional night in Amsterdam - One Step from Glory tells the story of a football odyssey."
Despite a surprise appearance in the final, thanks to the incredible comeback in the semi finals against Ajax, the north London side were beaten in the final by fellow Premier League side Liverpool.
Pochettino's side were fortunate to get out of the Group Stage last season after failing to win any of their first three games, against Inter, Barcelona and PSV, but recovered to make it through with a draw against Barca.
They beat Borussia Dortmund handily 4-0 in the last 16 before VAR drama saw them beat Manchester City in the quarter finals.
The fact that Spurs have improved immeasurably under the current manager means little to some whilst they remain without any trophies.
Since winning the League Cup in 2008 there hasn't been any success to write home about, so writing a book about something that finished in failure will be mocked by many.