Tottenham Hotspur have narrowly edged out Arsenal in the latest club ranking announced by UEFA, and some Spurs fans have taken to Twitter to react.
The rankings, also known as coefficients, can affect different clubs’ seeding in various European tournaments.
UEFA’s algorithm has Spurs currently sitting in 13th place with 81 points, just one point and one place ahead of Arsenal.
The Gunners have not qualified for any European competition for the first time in 25 years after finishing in eighth place in the Premier League last season.
Tottenham also endured a disappointing campaign last time out, finishing below the top six for the first time since 2009 but the Lilywhites’ seventh-place finish was enough to get a place in the inaugural edition of the Europa Conference League.
It has not been plain sailing in the Conference League for Nuno Espirito Santo’s men so far, with their defeat against Vitesse Arnhem last week leaving them with plenty of work to do to qualify for the knockout stages.
Spurs can add to their points tally and move further clear of their local rivals if they qualify for the next round of the competition.
Let’s take a look at how some fans reacted:
We don’t get a trophy for that, it’s a nice sentiment but means nothing
— 🐔God Save The Skipp⚽️ (@KevinSSquared) October 28, 2021
We should be let's not celebrate it
— BK (@bk_thfc) October 28, 2021
Thanks to Kane 👍
— Kanefromthelane (@kanefromthelane) October 28, 2021
… in 81st and 82nd place respectively
— Cock & Ball🎙️ (@CockandBall_Pod) October 28, 2021
Arsenal shouldn’t concern us anymore 😂
— the Sus-Spence (@delsinho181) October 28, 2021
Another trophy, I’m so tired of collecting them rn
— tony (@cui_yulong) October 28, 2021
Let’s put that in our trophy cabinet🤯
— Regan🇮🇹 (@Rculleton15) October 28, 2021
Got to be worthy of a trophy 🏆
— Paul Dicker (@Paul_Dicker01) October 28, 2021
Another thing to add to the cabinet, we feast
— 🇫🇷™ (@ConteSZN_) October 28, 2021
Spurs Web Opinion
The UEFA coefficient algorithm is evidently quite flawed. Given that Arsenal have not qualified for the Champions League for five years and Spurs only reached a Champions League final 2 years ago, we should be much further ahead than our rivals, despite their forays into the latter stages of the Europa League in recent years.
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