Simon Jordan has revealed that Daniel Levy and the other board members at Tottenham were celebrating when Mohamed Salah missed his penalty against Bournemouth.
It seemed like Spurs’ pursuit of Champions League qualification was in real danger of collapsing after Liverpool thrashed Manchester United 7-0 last week following the Lilywhites’ 1-0 loss at Molineux Stadium.
However, Antonio Conte’s men tightened their grip on fourth place owing to the Reds’ 1-0 defeat at Bournemouth and their 3-1 win over Nottingham Forest on Saturday afternoon.
The win over Forest came as a real shot in the arm for the Lilywhites, who now have a six-point advantage over the Reds and sit just two points behind Manchester United in third place, although they have played a game more than both those sides.
Jordan revealed that he watched Liverpool’s clash at the Vitality Stadium with Tottenham’s boardroom members and there were plenty of cheers when Salah failed to convert his spot-kick, having completely missed the target.
The former Crystal Palace owner told talkSPORT (13 March, 11.50 am): “I was in the boardroom at Tottenham. And they were all cheering when Salah missed! Specifically, Levy because he wants that fourth spot.
“I thought (the 7-0) was a moment in time, and we would again see Liverpool start to wobble. I don’t think they are anywhere near the ‘mentality monsters’ that Klopp had referred to and now probably wishes he hadn’t.”
Spurs Web Opinion
It is quite unbelievable that we are somehow still in fourth place and just two points off Manchester United in third, given how inconsistent we have been for large parts of the campaign.
With only the league left to concentrate on, it would be hoped that we are able to repeat what we did in the final couple of months of last season and secure another campaign of Champions League football.
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