Arsenal hero Tony Adams has told the Sun that Spurs players do not know how to win and that he fears England’s chances at the World Cup will be affected by their lack of success.
There are five Spurs players captain Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Danny Rose, Eric Dier and Kieran Trippier — in the England squad, and Adams said their inability to win a trophy at club level means they do not possess a winning mentality.
“You must be able to handle winning emotionally and mentally and if they don’t know how to win it, they aren’t going to win it,”:Adams said.
He added: “I’m really worried about these Tottenham players. I don’t think they know how to win. They’re very good players, but at certain points in seasons and tournaments, you have to step up. There’s a psyche [that] players must have.”
Adams also believes that England’s relative inexperience will also work against them.
“Teams who win World Cups usually have a real anchor, such as Sergio Ramos or Fabio Cannavaro,” Adams said. “England haven’t got that rock.
He added: “And we’re going into tournament without a [Gianluigi] Buffon, a champion goalkeeper, and that’s let us down before. Great keepers and centre-backs were what the English were brought up on.”
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