Tottenham have improved dramatically over the last few years, but the reality is that they haven’t improved quite enough. Though they’ve always been there or thereabouts in the Premier League title race, the Lilywhites have yet to win the English top flight, and that’s not good enough.
Indeed, they’re yet to win any major silverware over the last few years, and given the quality of the personnel in north London, that doesn’t bode well for the future of the club. The reality is that the best players want to win silverware, and not only does this mean that Spurs aren’t able to attract top European talents – but it also means that the top players that are already at the club may be thinking about departing.
At least, that’s what Chris Sutton is fearing. The former Chelsea forward has been discussing Spurs whilst on BBC 5 Live Sport, and he’s issued a verdict that should really concern fans.
He said: “If they don’t win a trophy now is it ever going to happen? Alli, Kane, Eriksen – top, top players. Eventually, they’ll want to look elsewhere, and that would be the worry for me if I was a Spurs fan”.
“You can’t keep being a nearly club, it has to happen soon”, he added.
"If Pochettino does leave I believe that will be the demise of the club."
— BBC 5 Live Sport (@5liveSport) January 21, 2019
Certainly, it’s worth noting that players like Dele Alli and Harry Kane could easily fit into teams like Real Madrid and Barcelona, and before too long, you can bet that major European clubs both at home and abroad will be looking at them. If they continue to lack silverware, can you blame them for looking elsewhere?
Of course, the future is still looking bright for Spurs. As long as Mauricio Pochettino is in charge, they have a chance, whilst their new stadium is sure to open a lot of doors for the club. But is that enough?
At the moment, it is, but long-term, it remains to be seen as to whether Spurs will be able to keep the whole squad together. It may only take one or two major departures for the club to crumble, and that’s what Sutton is concerned about.
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