A TOTTENHAM fan was so enraged by their humiliating defeat by Bayern Munich that he was forced to call in SICK to work to avoid stick from Arsenal-supporting colleagues.Despite taking an early lead, Mauricio Pochettino’s side suffered the heaviest home loss by an English club in Europe after they were thrashed 7-2 by the Bundesliga champions.2 Spurs have just one point from their first two Champions League matches after Bayern Munich hammeringCredit: EPAThat stunning home loss came just a week after the club were sent tumbling out of the Carabao Cup by League Two Colchester.To compound their misery, it was former Arsenal flop Serge Gnabry who scored four times before declaring that “North London is RED”.And it was all too much for Spurs fan Darren, who admitted that he left his work WhatsApp group to avoid similar trolling from his Arsenal-supporting mates.He told talkSPORT’s Sports Bar: “I’m flabbergasted with the result tonight. 7-2! It’s really not on!“Christian Eriksen, first of all, he doesn’t want to be there and should have been frozen out from the start of the season. He said he wanted to leave after the Champions League final so he should have been in the Under-23s or Under-18s.“Pochettino over five years has done a great job – an amazing job – but I just feel like it’s coming to an end.“I’ve got to go to work tomorrow with eight Arsenal fans… I’ve just text my manager and had to call in sick!“I’ve left the WhatsApp group and I’m not going to work tomorrow!”I’m flabbergasted with the result. 7-2! It’s really not on! I’ve just text my manager and had to call in sick!Arsenal fans wouldn’t be in the best position to rub the result in after they suffered a heavy loss to Bayern the last time they were in the Champions League.When the two sides clashed in the round-of-sixteen back in 2017, the Bundesliga champions triumphed 10-2 on aggregate, with the Germans winning 5-1 in both legs.But that hasn’t spared Tottenham’s flops from being mocked by other football fans on Twitter, with a series of hilarious memes flooding in after the 7-2 defeat.Pochettino told his battered team to “man-up” after they suffered the worst home defeat in the club’s 137-year history.“This type of situation happens and you need to show your quality like a man first – to face like a professional is like a man,” said the Argentine.“You need to put your quality, how you are strong like a person to face this type of situation and after is coming the professional side.2Latest Tottenham newsHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summer“Now we need to be a man and to face that problem and be strong together to try to bounce back and change that feeling.“I think we are very critical with ourselves and to find always the way to fix a problem. We need to try to move on because I think it’s more psychological now.“I think the most important now is to have one idea, one analysis, one assessment and we need to stick with this idea and from there start to improve.”Mauricio Pochettino speaks after Spurs are thrashed 7-2 in the Champions League by Bayern Munich
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