Just a month and a half ago, Tottenham had built a healthy 10-point lead over their North London rivals Arsenal, and looked set to challenge Liverpool and Manchester City all the way for the title.
However, after 4 defeats and 1 draw in the last five games, Tottenham find themselves behind Arsenal in the table, and with a massive dog fight on their hands to ensure that they finish in the top 4.
While some of Tottenham’s performances haven’t been too bad, Pochettino’s men have made errors at critical stages in games which have ended up costing the team.
With Spurs now moving to the new stadium, the Argentine will be hoping that the venue serves as the catalyst to help Spurs pick up their form again.
Former Spurs midfielder and manager Tim Sherwood has aired his fears that Arsenal might finish above Spurs this season for the first time in three years.
The 50-year-old said that the scenario would be unthinkable for Spurs fans particularly considering that Arsenal are in a transitional season under Unai Emery.
Speaking to Premier League Productions (via the Express), Sherwood said, “Yeah I think [Tottenham] will [finish in the top four],” Sherwood told Premier League Productions on Sunday.
“What alarms me, and you keep alluding to it, is if Arsenal win their game in hand against Newcastle, which I think they will.
“For Arsenal to finish above Tottenham, when we thought the pendulum had swung the other way, for a new manager to go in and hardly strengthen his squad, for them to finish above Tottenham would be unthinkable.
“To go into this stadium and play Thursday night in the Europa League, it’s unthinkable. I don’t even want to think about it.
“I’ve looked at Arsenal’s fixtures – they’ll win every game. They can win every single game.
“If they go with a lot of consistency with their team selection, which I think he’s come away from at times, with [Mesut] Ozil, and the two boys up front, [Alexandre] Lacazette and [Pierre-Emericl] Aubameyang.
“I think they’ve got a real chance to win every single game. It’s in their hands now, that’s what the alarming thing is.”
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