Tottenham Hotspur fans are agreeing with what former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher had to say about the club’s league finishes in recent seasons, despite a lack of investment in the squad by Chairman Daniel Levy.
Speaking on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football show, Carragher said that under Mauricio Pochettino, the current Spurs team has overachieved significantly compared to the poor financial backing they received. A net spend of only £29m since Pochettino took charge of the North London club in 2014 doesn’t sit well with the club’s fans, but given the fact that the club has the third most points during that period paints a picture of what they could’ve achieved if money was made available to make signings.
Spurs suffered a 1-0 loss to Manchester City on Monday evening and their manager’s future at the club has become a worry for some fans after Real Madrid sacked Julen Lopetegui during the clash at Wembley and the Spanish giants could be keeping tabs on Pochettino as a possible replacement for Lopetegui.
Here are some of the Twitter reactions by Spurs fans:
Spot on Carra. Back him Levy.
— D (@emery_darren) October 29, 2018
And it needed to be said ….#RightOnTheMoney
— Ledley is my Hero (@spursNutN17) October 29, 2018
— Jonesy (@MJ_THFC) October 29, 2018
Absolutely spot on. The correlation between wage bill and finishing position in the table over the medium to long term is around 90%. Since our wage bill is 6th in the league, any finishing position above that is statistically overachieving.
— FantasyJoe (@FantasyJoe17) October 29, 2018
Couldn’t agree more. I sometimes think where we’d be if Levy just backed Poch and invested in our squad. We are in danger of losing Poch and having our best squad in 30 odd years dismantled.
— Dylan Lingham (@dylan_lingham) October 29, 2018
Well said @Carra23 you say what the fans have been saying for years, levy just isn’t backing poch
— Daniel young (@Daniely79) October 29, 2018
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Bang bang bang bang on !!! It’s like I’m in JC body with these comments !!!!
— Cos1882 (@CNK82) October 29, 2018