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Just five months after reaching the Champions League final, Mauricio Pochettino faces his toughest managerial test as Tottenham suffer embarrassing loss to Bayern Munich Tottenham suffered humiliating 7-2 loss to Bayern Munich in Champions League  The defeat came only five months after they reached Champions League final Mauricio Pochettino may have taken Spurs as far as he can as their manager 

By Sami Mokbel for the Daily Mail

Published: 22:00 BST, 1 October 2019 | Updated: 23:36 BST, 1 October 2019

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It is hard to comprehend that Tottenham were Champions League runners-up last season.

Back in those balmy nights in June, even though they suffered defeat against Liverpool in Madrid, it seemed the world was Tottenham’s oyster.

Five months later, they are unrecognisable. On a rain and wind swept night in north London, that fall from grace was laid bare in living colour as Bayern Munich dismantled Mauricio Pochettino’s side.

Tottenham's 7-2 humbling against Bayern Munich laid bare many problems within the club

Tottenham's 7-2 humbling against Bayern Munich laid bare many problems within the club

Those with Spurs connections will point to the fact that it’s only October. They have a point, of course. There’s still plenty of football to be played and with games against Brighton and Watford on the horizon, two wins on the spin will serve to placate the concerns.

But Tottenham are only one defeat away from a crisis right now. That’s a wholly uncomfortable scenario for Pochettino.

Saturday’s hard fought win over Southampton was a step in the right direction. Here last night, they took two steps back.

So here we are slap, bang in the middle of another crisis. It seems incredible to think this team were beaten Champions League finalists last season.

Robert Lewandowksi was on target twice to help Bayern Munich assert their dominance

Robert Lewandowksi was on target twice to help Bayern Munich assert their dominance

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