Video: Former Spurs star claims ‘it’s hard to think’ Lasagne-gate ‘wasn’t intentional’

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Jermaine Jenas has revisited the infamous Lasagna-gate incident back in 2016 which cost Tottenham a place in the Champions League and has suggested that there could have been foul play involved.

Spurs were heading into the final game of the 2005/06 season at Upton Park against West Ham United needing three points to secure a fourth-place finish and a place in the Champions League for the first time in the club’s history.

However, many players in the Tottenham squad fell sick during the day of the game, with allegations of food poising behind made.

Martin Jol’s side lost the game 2-1 while Arsenal beat Wigan 4-2, meaning that the Lilywhites had to settle for a fifth-place finish after spending the majority of the campaign in the top four.

The result was certainly a huge setback for the club, with the Lilywhites eventually taking four more years to achieve their maiden Premier League top-four finish.

Jenas has now described the version of events on that fateful day to CBS Sports Golazo:

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While many view the Redknapp era as the one which helped lay the foundation for the subsequent success under Pochettino, I have always believed that it was the Martin Jol era that was the start of the club’s upward trajectory. The Dutchman overachieved with the resources he had at his disposal and was unlucky not to lead Spurs into the Champions League.

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