As frustrating as those two goals were in the end it wont diminish how good Inter were yesterday. This was dominating from the get go and the only blemish was the nap our defense took at the end of the game. This game should be remembered for the beautiful goal Javier Zanetti scored yesterday. I couldn’t believe it when it happened considering how long ago he last scored. He deserved it!
Inter were all over Tottenham from the first minute. The player movement was flawless and the passing crisp. The goals came in all shapes and sizes with the youngsters contributing to the big lead. This was by far the best game from Coutinho and Biabiany as they got involved throughout the game. Sneijder might have had his best game of the season as well as he dictated the tempo and was always looking for options, and creating them as well. You could tell the Spurs were shell-shocked after the first 13 minutes in which Inter were already 3-0 and Gomes got sent off out for a clumsy challenge. This could have gotten far worse than the 4-0 the half ended at.
The second half was more of the same but when Stankovic got hurt and Santon came in the formation switched to a 4-1-4-1. Inter continued with dominating possession and creating chance after chance although the Tottenham defense was a lot more solid this half. Then the first of the Bale goals came and everyone just saw it as a consolation and kept pushing forward. However when everyone started thinking the game was over and Rafa Benitez brought on all the formerly injured players to get a run is when the score started to flatter the Spurs. Cordoba was moved into the right back position and Maicon pushed into a right-winger role and this led to Bale getting total freedom to run, and run he did. Scoring two insane goals in the 90th and 91st minutes to give his teams fans something to look forward to in the return leg.
The return leg will be a very exciting match as it will have back in it Van der Vaart, Modric (who was subbed after the red card), Cambiasso, Pandev, and maybe a defender or two for Tottenham. Their fans will be loud and proud which will give the game a fantastic atmosphere. For now though lets enjoy the potential of this Inter Milan team. When they are in the mood they are devastating and its beautiful to watch