Tottenham Hotspur got off to a winning start in their brand new 62,000 plus seat stadium on Wednesday night, putting two past fellow London side Crystal Palace with no reply.
While this was the perfect start in a new home for the Lilywhites, it was still just the first of seven steps in achieving success this season.
With the hefty new stadium bill, it is vital that Tottenham maintain Champions League football and the money that comes with it for the next few seasons.
Tottenham had a 10 point lead over the likes of Arsenal a few weeks ago, but now sit just one point above the Gunners in third place.
Chelsea and Man United are also lurking close, meaning Spurs will need to win the majority of their final six games to secure a top four finish.
Former Spurs player Garth Crooks has now warned Poch and Levy that big players want to play in the big competitions, and the likes of Kane, Alli, and Eriksen may become disgruntled if they don’t qualify among Europe’s elite.
He said (Express): “When big players miss out on big competitions they get a bit disgruntled and they start talking to each other.
“Harry Kane, Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli are big players and when they get disgruntled, other clubs will come sniffing.
“We can’t allow that to happen and if it goes south, big questions will be asked and it will get tense.”
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