Tottenham fans in the Transfer Tavern aren’t happy with comments made by Alan Shearer about the club needing to win silverware to avoid the tag of “Premier League nearly men.” Since appointing Mauricio Pochettino back in the summer of 2014 after the club sacked Tim Sherwood, the Argentine has helped Tottenham to 5th, 3rd and 2nd placed finishes in the league whilst also taking the club to a League Cup final and an FA Cup semi-final.
Despite the progress made under Pochettino, pundits and fans alike have had the same criticism for the North London club as when it comes to the games of greater significance the Lilywhites have a reputation for failing to deliver. However with the current season getting into the latter stages and Spurs still fighting in three different competitions, this could be the year that Spurs win their first piece of silverware since the League Cup back in 2008.
The current crop of Spurs players is arguably the strongest that the club has ever had in the Premier League era as during the 2016/17 season Tottenham scored the most goals in the division whilst also conceding the least, a feat never achieved by a side who hasn’t finished 1st.
You can read Spurs fans thoughts on Shearer’s comments here:
He won one trophy in his whole career, he’s not exactly the best person to comment on this
— Aaron (@SpursAaron) March 5, 2018
What about klopp and Liverpool? I’m sick of people banging on about us, when we have been above them for however many years and how far we have come! Shearer does my head in anyway
— Nick Homewood (@Nickyh_yiddo) March 5, 2018
Boring…what about Liverpool? They've won jack all for 12 years. Klopp seems untouchable!
— Simon (@officialsmoody) March 5, 2018
Change the record @alanshearer
— Jamie Silverman (@JamieMSilverman) March 5, 2018
Corr @alanshearer how did you come up with this? Honestly astounded, never considered this before and im sure no one else has ever mentioned it. Such original and insightful journalism. Surely others in the media should mention this too?
— Alessandro (@alexmuscella) 5 March 2018
Wow! Holy moly, I didn't realise that we needed to win a trophy! Its not like its been thrust down our throats over the past 4 months!! Wait, wait…we still have two opportunities to do win a trophy…so SHUT UP until the end of the season. ITS BORING.
— Mark (@Tosty505) March 5, 2018