Tottenham Hotspur have got a real fight on their hands now this season to retain their top four position in the Premier League, yet alone third place.
Spurs currently sit in third behind Man City and Liverpool, but are now just a point above their North London rivals Arsenal.
This comes just a couple of weeks after Spurs were tipped as title challengers, and had the chance to go just two points behind the then leaders Liverpool.
Spurs fans will be dreading slipping out of the top four, especially after tasting the highs of the Champions League this season.
Tottenham have equalled their best ever run in the competition so far after seeing off Borussia Dortmund in the round of sixteen.
Despite claiming Spurs could win the title just weeks ago, talkSPORT host Adrian Durham is now saying that Tottenham will not even finish in the top four.
Is he right, or can Spurs grind it out?
Durham said (talkSPORT): “Spurs for me are in deep trouble in terms of making the top four.
“Ok, here’s the thing. They’ve lost nine games, nine Premier League games this season. Only three times in ten years has a side lost ten games and made the top four.
“Nobody has made the top four losing more than ten games in that time and they’ve [Spurs] still got to go to Manchester City and Liverpool!
“I know they’re in there for the moment, I know they’ve been there for most of the season, but I can’t see them doing it!
“They lost at Burnley and Southampton and that’s why they’ve gone from potentially the title race to potentially being outside of the top four and it’s a massive concern.
“Spurs in that new stadium cannot afford Europa League football, they cannot afford to be in the Europa League, they have to be in the Champions League.
“It’s a massive concern but this is where Spurs fans were saying ‘the squad’s fine, the XI is fine, everything is going to be alright because Poch [Mauricio Pochettino] is in charge’, this is where your lack of signings over the last two windows is coming home to roost!
“What’s an even bigger concern is Pochettino’s comments afterwards. I think he’s so veiled and unclear in what he’s saying.
“He’s clearly not happy but is it with the board, his players, with his own situation? Why doesn’t he just come out and clearly say to the fans ‘this is exactly what I’m unhappy with…be clear Pochettino!’”
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