Tottenham fans are fearing the worst after drawing Manchester City in an all-English Champions League quarter-final tie.
Their domestic rivals have been in rampant form in Europe this season and are currently the competition’s highest scorers on 26 after dispatching seven past Schalke in their second leg last-16 game earlier this week.
City will also take confidence from the fact they have already done the double over Tottenham in the Premier League this season, winning 3-1 at the Etihad and 1-0 at Wembley.
Despite Mauricio Pochettino’s men’s remarkable run to the quarter-finals, Tottenham fans do not appear to be optimistic about their chances against City.
Hundreds of Spurs fans took to social media immediately after Friday’s Champions League draw to express their doubts about progressing any further in the competition.
One fan even condemned Tottenham to a quarter-final exit, declaring on Twitter: ‘It was a nice run boys,’ while another user joked: ‘Announce 10-0.’
Other Tottenham supporters posted GIFs signifying their trepidation about the task at hand.
Tottenham have only reached the quarter-finals of this competition once in their history and that was in the 2010-11 season.
Their European dream died that year at this stage after they were completely overpowered by Real Madrid, losing 5-0 on aggregate over the two legs.
The omens are’t good for Spurs and the reaction from their fans reflect that, but this season’s instalment has already thrown up all sorts of surprises with Ajax knocking out Real Madrid in the last round.
Manchester United also find themselves with a sizeable job to overcome to reach the semi-finals after being pitted against Barcelona in a mouthwatering draw.
Liverpool vs Porto and Ajax vs Juventus complete the other quarter-final ties.