Former Spur fears star players will soon leave to win trophies

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Former Tottenham Hotspur player Paul Stewart fears that the current crop of star players could leave the club in a quest for silverware.

Tottenham have not won a major piece of silverware since last lifting the League Cup in 2008 following an extra-time win against Chelsea.

While the club has come close to challenging for the Premier League title in recent seasons, the likes of Harry Kane, Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli are yet to win any silverware.

Spurs had a chance of rivaling Liverpool and Manchester City for the title this season, but after only picking up a single point from a maximum of twelve available, they are instead fighting for a place in the top four.

Stewart, who was part of the Spurs side who lifted the FA Cup in 1991 believes that the players will soon start to look at their own careers and may move on in order to add medals to their empty cabinets.

Despite making it to the last eight of the Champions League, Stewart does not see Spurs causing an upset and winning Europe’s most prestigious club competition.

“I certainly feel over the last few seasons, that when it gets towards the end of the season that Spurs sort of drop off and don’t sustain the title challenge and they’ve got into the next round [of the Champions League], they’re going back to the new stadium it would seem against Palace or Brighton and that might lift the team but do I think they’ll go all the way and win it? I’m not sure that they will,” Stewart told Love Sport Radio.

“They could move to a new stadium and start next season with these players [but] they may see their futures elsewhere because as a footballer you want to win trophies don’t you,” 

“I’m sure Harry [Kane] and Dele [Alli] and the lads there that have done so well, you know you’re talking about decimating a team and then starting again.

“That doesn’t happen for the supporters and for the club but there’s no guarantees in football and the lads will be looking at their own careers and if they feel they can better themselves at another club and win trophies.”


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