• Posted on: 7 November 2019
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Tottenham defeat to Liverpool last Sunday came after a valiant effort from the North London side but ultimately their flaws were made to bare in yet another defeat. This is turning to a nightmare season for the North London club who appear to have no reprieve this season.

Pochettino and chairman Dany Levy have their own share of the blame as the club has stagnated to the situation that rivals Arsenal found themselves two seasons ago. Half a decade of Champions League football based on stringent finances have brought about complacency and mediocrity.

It is obvious that the club’s current transfer policy of not paying huge wages has caught up with the club as several top players are in the last year of their contracts. The distractions of Toby Alderweireld who is rumoured to be halfway out of the club has affected the defence.
Meanwhile, Danny Rose who was encouraged to search for new clubs in the summer has suddenly turned to the first-choice left-back. While Kieran Trippier was allowed to leave for Atletico Madrid without a serious replacement lined up for the defender.
The biggest issue among all is that of Christian Eriksen. The Denmark international has refused to sign a new deal with sources claim that he wants to challenge for trophies at a bigger club. Eriksen best epitomises Tottenham. A quality midfielder on low wages with the capability of changing games with his creativity.
New signings Tanguy Ndombele and Lo Celso have been unable to make the desired effect due to the pace of the EPL. It is highly likely that they will get used to the tempo in the league but it could be too late for the club.
It is too early to write off Tottenham as a top-four contender but the longer this continues. It will be difficult not to consider that notion.