‘This is a big wake up call, this is a battering… what is going on?’: Jermaine Jenas reacts in disbelief as Spurs concede a flurry of late goals in 7-2 defeat by Bayern Munich
- Jermaine Jenas spoke of his disbelief as Spurs were humiliated on Tuesday
- Bayern exposed the problems enveloping Mauricio Pochettino and his squad
- Former Arsenal winger Serge Gnabry scored four goals as the Germans ran riot
Former Tottenham midfielder Jermaine Jenas spoke of his disbelief as Spurs were humiliated 7-2 by Bayern Munich on Tuesday night.
Ex-Arsenal winger Serge Gnabry scored four as the German giants ran riot and exposed the problems enveloping manager Mauricio Pochettino and his squad, just five months after their appearance in the Champions League final.
After Gnabry completed the rout by scoring his fourth of the night, Jenas, who was co-commentating in north London on Tuesday night for BT Sport, said after the seventh goal: ‘This is a big wake up call for this football club it really is.
Former Arsenal man Serge Gnabry came back to haunt his old rivals with four brilliant goals
Gnabry strikes home his fourth of the night from outside the penalty area on Tuesday night
‘They had a moment to figure out what they wanted to be, how far they wanted to go.
‘You can lose games of football, but this is a battering from a top European club who have been there and done it on many occasions.
‘It has been a tough couple of months for this group of players, this football club.
Gnabry forward celebrates his hat-trick goal as Hugo Lloris lies helplessly on the ground
It was a chastening night for Tottenham, who have struggled to find their form this season
‘What is going on on that football pitch?
‘The place is half empty anyway because everyone has left.
‘These are the types of results where do you start to look in the dressing room, you start to ask those questions – are they reacting to what is being asked of them?
‘This scoreline tells me no at the minute, this scoreline is a shocker.
‘It’s the capitulation, it’s that moment of “it is not going great, let’s feel sorry for ourselves.”
‘At what point do you say “no, the opposition are not scoring any more goals, it is not happening”?’
Bayern exposed the problems enveloping manager Mauricio Pochettino and his squad
Tottenham will now look to respond in their next match, a Premier League clash against Brighton.
And after the match, Jenas added: ‘They’ve got to respond, they have to. This is why, in my opinion, the manager has probably been in the mood he has been, he has foreseen this happening.
‘Have they got the hunger, have they still got the desire to go and achieve the lengths they achieved last season to get to a European final?
‘In his mind I think he felt they didn’t, it needed refreshing.
‘That is the beauty of football. On Saturday they need to get together and they need to start putting in some performances.
‘You don’t build a magnificent stadium like this to get pumped 7-2, as great as Bayern Munich are.’