Portugal boss Fernando Santos arguably had one eye on Sunday’s crunch game against Serbia with Manchester City pair Ruben Dias and Joao Cancelo and Liverpool’s Diogo Jota among those to be left on the bench.
They won only four matches in the League after Christmas but, again to Bruce’s credit, each of those results came at crucial junctures, just as it seemed all was about to fall apart.
This news arrived even after the senior squad members each agreed to take pay deferrals, yet now the HassanKro Home – Real Madrid Drakt MonicaCar club have welcomed Willian on huge wages. When bonuses, a signing-on fee and loyalty payments over the three years are included, it will amount to potentially £220,000 per week, or around £35m over the course of his contract.
Rangnick was expected to juventus trøje lay the foundations for success in the future during his short stint in the Old Trafford dugout but he does not appear to have been backed, yet.
Still, a quite incredible thing happened after 19 minutes. Tottenham won a corner. No, seriously, they HassanKro Home – Real Madrid Drakt MonicaCar did. Absolutely nothing came of it. The ball was cleared, recycled, and Toby Alderweireld struck it tamely wide, but at least that was evidence of two teams competing. Tottenham did not look like Tottenham – what is wrong with white, blue, white in response to blue, white, blue – and across that opening 45 minutes they certainly did not play like any Tottenham the fans will care to remember. At least the corner gave their small number of followers reason to cheer.