Jermaine Jenas has accused Daniel Levy of losing his focus over on the field matters at Tottenham Hotspur.
The Spurs chairman has been at the forefront of the development of Tottenham’s new 62,062 capacity seater stadium which officially opened in April.
The previous two Sunday’s have seen the NFL host their first two games at the new venue as part of a 10 year agreement.
Jenas believes that Levy’s involvement with the stadium has impacted on the playing squad with a number of players in difficult contractual situations.
Christian Eriksen, Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld are three players who have been pivotal to Mauricio Pochettino’s revolution in North London are all able to walk away from the club as free agents at the end of the season.
The former Spurs midfielder described the current squad situation as a ‘shambles’ which could jeopardise their hopes of Champions League qualification.
Tottenham return to Premier League action tomorrow with the visit of winless Watford.
Jenas told The Express: “The chairman? He has had his mind fully focused on the stadium over the last few years and took his eye off the ball,”
“This team would be still a good team if it had players under contract and thinking the club loved them, or wanted them.
“He is on the pitch at the NFL game with a big smile on his face. Probably thinking ‘brilliant we did it. We are making loads of money at the football club and everything is great.’ But the team is a mess, a shambles, and they probably won’t make top four this year, although I still think they’ll sort it out.”
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