'That is what you would call Spursy' - Tottenham fans react to horror CL qualification scenario
By Richard Parks
Tottenham fans have reacted with concern to the possibility of a nightmare scenario in which their team finishes fourth in the Premier League and misses out on Champions League qualification next season.
Spurs opened up a five-point gap over fifth-placed Chelsea following the weekend fixtures after continuing their fine form with a 2-0 Premier League win against Huddersfield.
It means that Mauricio Pochettino’s side are fourth in the division and well placed to secure qualification for Europe’s premier competition for the third consecutive season.
However, there is one scenario that would mean the fourth-placed Premier League side would miss out on the 2018-19 Champions League.
Were Chelsea to win the Champions League this season they would qualify for next season’s competition as holders, and Arsenal would also qualify if they win the Europa League.
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Due to a change in UEFA regulations back in 2013, no more than five teams from the same league can compete in Europe’s elite competition and Tottenham would then miss out, just as they did when they finished fourth six years ago, if they don’t end the season in third or above.
Tottenham fans on social media are concerned at such a promising season ending in heartbreak.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Now, THAT is what you would call Spursy 🙁
— Steven Gardner (@deepwebdesign) March 6, 2018
This is about as likely as me winning the lottery this year…
— FreddieWho? (@FredericLR) March 6, 2018
Chelsea’s #CL win in 2012 was the likely reason for Luka Modric’s departure to Real. Let’s not even think about this scenario
— Mladen Palaic (@mpalaic) March 6, 2018
If i put 1$ in a bet that both teams can win the thropies i would probably win $1.000, which is impossible.
— Denis K (@den_spurs) March 6, 2018
This also applies to Liverpool and United.
I can’t see Arsenal winning the Europa, and Chelsea won’t get passed Barca.
So a non story really.
— Paul (@__PaulG) March 6, 2018
I can see this happening
— Iain Gilfillan (@fireflyig) March 6, 2018