Spurs are around 3/1 for Premier League relegation, which suggests that although they’re a bit close for comfort, they should still have climbed out of trouble by the end of the season. Supporters might not be so sure after witnessing the performances of their team to date, especially as Tottenham haven’t exactly had a difficult opening run of fixtures.
The Guardian reports that Sir Alan Sugar has chipped in with his thoughts on the club’s current predicament, claiming that they are in deep trouble at the moment, and that the prospect of going down is a very real one. According to the former chairman and TV star, they do have a great squad and things therefore have to come together.
“Looking at the playing squad, in theory and on paper, there is no way we should go down,” he said. “But you can never say never. It’s a terrible situation at the moment – we just have to be patient. It’s not like we don’t have the players. We have a great squad. I keep saying it every game that it’s got to come right.
“No one is too big to go down. The table doesn’t lie. You have to win games – it’s as simple as that. Manchester United lose games on occasions. Arsenal lose games on occasions. Chelsea lose games on occasions. But we’re losing them on too many occasions. It would be totally irresponsible at the moment to be talking in any terms about blaming any individuals, including the manager. The manager is no mug, he’s achieved in the past. He’s obviously a deep thinker and he’s thinking about what he’s got to do.”
It’s difficult to be patient when the team is propping up the table and in danger of needing a couple of wins to clamber out of the relegation zone. Nobody can quite put their finger on why Spurs are in this predicament, although perhaps it’s because they’re the worst team in the Premier League. On paper, you could have eleven of the world’s best players but a good team comes as a result of footballers gelling and working hard for each other. Can you see Tottenham picking up a vital three points against Bolton on Sunday?