With the Denmark international having no desire whatsoever to end up like Brad Friedel, playing for Spurs well into his forties, the new life at Inter Milan offered to him by Antonio Conte can now at least re-motivate him into the attacking beast he’s been for much of his playing career.

The injury of Harry Kane put a stop to the already forward momentum progress that was being made few matches into Mourinho’s reign and now with the exit of Eriksen only Dele Alli, who has consistently remain out of form is left of what once was one of the most feared holy trinity of attack points in the premier league.

Without Harry Kane leading the line, Jose Mourinho has found it harder to propagate his gospel of rigid football to his troops. A strong lone striker is always important for whatever Mourinho is trying to sell and without the presence of Harry Kane, their attack now lack the glue which once held them together.

Spurs have gone from a club which started the Mourinho era with a bang to a club now in danger of being worse than Pochettino’s final moments. Since they lost to Manchester United, they have struggled to dispatch off teams and even struggled more while facing tougher teams unlike United which appear to thrive when placed with the best horses and flop when running against the slow ones.

All the tricks the Portuguese used to pull when he first declared himself the special one has now seem to all fade. His failure at Madrid and Manchester and his seeming failure at Tottenham is making sure of that.