The Spurs fans in the Transfer Tavern have been reacting to a story in the Daily Mail, that claims a number of the club’s players are on performance-related bonuses for the Champions League, starting with qualification. If Spurs miss out on the Champions League with Chelsea hot on their tails it could come at a huge financial cost for some of their players.
— Hotspur Related (@HotspurRelated) May 7, 2018
The Spurs fans propping our bar up have been expecting the worse. Mauricio Pochettino’s side have failed to get out of second gear in their last few games, recently losing to West Brom, drawing to Brighton and only just managing to cross the line in a poor performance against Watford. Tottenham have two games left against Newcastle and Leicester both at Wembley and if they’re to pick up six points then they’ll finish 3rd and comfortably in the Champions League.
Things aren’t as straightforward as they seem though. Since Tottenham opened up a ten-point gap on Chelsea when they beat the Blues 3-1 at Stamford Bridge they’ve stuttered in the league and the gap now sits at just two points. The club did extremely well in this season’s Champions League, topping their group and beating Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund on the way, although they fell at the hands of the experienced Juventus, losing 4-3 on aggregate after a closely fought tie.
You can read our local Lilywhites’ verdict on their player’s Champions League incentives here:
Yeah, but they'll triple their salaries when they join another club using the excuse, "I loved Spurs, but I need to be playing Champions League football at this stage in my career".
— Bankrupt (@bankruptspurs) May 8, 2018
Negative vibes coming from everywhere – let’s back the boys. 6 points to win and all in our hands. #COYS
— LK (@dadofawarrior) May 7, 2018
Oh no how will they cope on 3million each a year
— Tom Craske (@CraskieTheClown) 7 May 2018
"Dont count your money when your sitting at the table, time enough for counting when the dealing is done"
[An old country & western duffer.]
See where we are come the final whistle on wed/sun & until then give it 100% …players/fans/manager/staff/tea lady POSITIVITY!#COYS
— floyd (@floydyid) May 7, 2018
There you go, what better incentive then to cross the UCL finishing line pic.twitter.com/PEPRlGFtvT
— TheGenius (@TheMacBoy_) May 7, 2018
Shouldn’t be getting any bonuses until they start winning trophies
— pork chop (@bonkers_1991) May 8, 2018
6 points in hand.
— Ed (@wintzhelmer) May 8, 2018
They’ll be losing a lot of money then
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