I was watching Modric being interviewed and he was saying how much he enjoyed Spurs and Spurs were a great club etc, however, he left because he wanted to go to the next level. And that is the problem; players who come here use Spurs to get to the next level. Bale, Berbatov, Modric etc. The days where we could keep the likes of the Greaves, the Hoddles, Cliff Joneses etc have long gone. What weâ€™ve got to offer them is European Championship football and the possibility of winning the league and other trophies. They donâ€™t want under 4th spot; they donâ€™t want just League Cups or FA cups (which the likes of Cardiff, Wigan, Portsmouth etc can win). If we canâ€™t get into the top 4 then we are no different than West Ham, Palace, Norwich, etc. We are just there to keep up the numbers.
The game against Norwich has proven that we've got a long way to go. We are not good enough to get a top 4th placing. We have to rely on Liverpool or Arsenal to slip up for us to get a 4th spot. When we did reach 4th spot it was because of either City being crap or Chelsea.
Maybe we need another director/ owner to take us to the next level? At the moment our best hope is Europa league place. We are not bad enough to go down, but either good enough to be 4th or higher.