Tottenham’s top 4 finishing is in jeopardy after a slump in form in recent games. Hugo Lloris has performed very badly and it is not clear if Mauricio Pochettino will continue to stick with him or not in the remainder of the season. In the last weekend, his recent error has cost Spurs a point in Liverpool which could have boosted the morale of the squad.
Tottenham will have to make the most of their new 62,000-seater stadium to avoid losing a spot in the Champions League. In their last 5 Premier League games they have only managed to take one point. This has resulted in them not only dropping out of the title race but also putting their Champions League position at serious risk. Spurs can be backed at 4/9 to finish in the top four (source: bestbettingsites). Despite the defeat in Liverpool there were however some positives to take for the Argentinan manager but Lloris performance is a concern.
World Champion goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has come under scrutiny after a series of mistakes both on and off the pitch in this campaign.
Apparently, Mauricio Pochettino will stick with the French. After all, the Argentine coach has always backed his goalkeeper even when he was charged with drink-driving earlier in the season.
Pochettino said clearly that Hugo Lloris is his captain and that despite the errors he is the best in the world without any doubts.
He still regrets that his team didn’t get more against Liverpool but that this is something that can happen in football and that they just need to be strong and look ahead. Pochettino said that he has great faith in Lloris and that he will be back to be great for the team. He also reiterated that the French was critical over the five-year process and that he believes he will be a key player for the future too.
Chairman Daniel Levy truly believe that the new stadium can overtime help Tottenham to become one of the biggest clubs on the planet. Spurs have confirmed that the investment is around £1 billion: finally, the 18-year dream is reality and the first match would be against Crystal Palace. Surely there have been some bumps in the process. The Stadium should have been ready in August, and frustrating delays have pushed the opening date to the 3rd April. Daniel Levy said that all of this is now part of the past and that the team needs to concentrate on winning trophies in their new beautiful home.
‘In the last 18 years, Tottenham has definitely gone forward and even though if, similarly to any other business, there have been ups and downs’ said Levy. ‘I am confident that we have created the right infrastructure to allow the club to become one of the best in the world.’
Levy also said that when he first took over the club, Tottenham were not regularly challenging to qualify for Europe. Things have changed now, and the focus is to win trophies. Levy said they will try until they get it right.
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