Tottenham’s defeat to Southampton on Saturday was the club’s third away defeat in a row. The 2-1 loss was a massive blow in Tottenham’s quest to qualify for next season’s Champions League.
Arsenal could now find themselves just a point behind Spurs if they manage to beat Manchester United this afternoon. Chelsea meanwhile are 5 points behind Spurs but have two games in hand over the lillywhites.
With Tottenham set to travel to Anfield in a couple of weeks, they could potentially find themselves out of the top 4 positions for the first time in several months.
The prospect of the club missing out on Champions League football in their first full season at the new stadium, now looks very real.
Former Spurs manager Tim Sherwood, however, reckons that Pochettino’s men will do enough to secure a top 4 place. The former midfielder said that he expected Tottenham to finish in the top four along with Manchester United, and Chelsea and Arsenal to both miss out.
Asked to name the two clubs who will miss out on the top four, Sherwood told BT Sport: “Arsenal and Chelsea. I still feel Tottenham will consolidate in the top four. But it’s fine margins and if they don’t it will be a very bad season for Tottenham.
“Manchester United are coming like a train and I think they’ll do very well in the run-in. Tottenham will be good enough to hold onto third or fourth.”
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