Tottenham have been dumped out of the Champions League by AC Milan after a 0-0 draw.
AC Milan are through to the quarterfinals of the tournament on a 1-0 aggregate win after Tottenham were unable to turn around the 1-0 deficit of the first leg in San Siro.
The London club delivered a poor performance upon the return of coach Antonio Conte to the touchline.
The kick-off was delayed for ten minutes after the bus of the away team failed to show up on time.
However, Tottenham showed poor quality in the first half, and AC Milan were happy to keep their lead.
Cristian Romero and Clement Lenglet were booked in the first 21 minutes of the match as AC Milan’s Junior Messias attempted a shot from outside the box.
The only real attempt Tottenham got in the first half was when Harry Kane received the ball from the midfielder and crossed the ball into the AC Milan 18-yard box.
The ball got deflected and was saved by Mike Maignan’s left leg.
In the early stages of the second half, AC Milan’s Brahim Diaz had the opportunity to put his team ahead. However, the player’s sluggishness made Tottenham goalkeeper Fraser Forster save the ball.
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg had an opportunity after Tottenham’s excellent passes in the midfield, but his shot was pushed away by Maignan.
Tottenham’s Christian Romero was sent off in the 77th minute for his rough tackle on Hernandez.
The Red Card made Tottenham to be left with ten men with 13 more minutes to
Brilliant Rafael Leao dribbled past two Tottenham players and hit the ball on target, but it was blocked.
Olivier Skipp had the ball fall into Sandro Tonali’s path, but his shot couldn’t get into the Tottenham net.
Chances kept coming in the last minutes of the match, with Kane close to scoring a header, but it was saved by French goalkeeper Maignan.
Origi also almost scored for AC Milan, but his effort hit the goal post.
Tottenham’s defeat to AC Milan means they are unlikely to win any trophies this season.
The London team’s last trophy came in 2008 when the club won the Carling Cup.
However, Tottenham Chairman Daniel Levy might venture into the transfer market this summer to get a new manager if possible and also a large investment in the team to see if they could compete again for titles.
What’s Next for Tottenham and AC Milan
Tottenham will play against Nottingham Forest in the Premier League on March 11, 2023.
Tottenham are in the race to finish in the top four, and they are looking forward to taking every game one after the other.
AC Milan are going up against Salernitana in the Serie A on March 13, 2023. The Italian giant are currently in fifth place in the league and have their sights set on the Champions League spot.