Collymore reveals what could cost Tottenham following FA Cup defeat to Chelsea
By Matt Farr
Stan Collymore is worried that the continued lack of silverware at Tottenham could see their best players jump ship in the future.
Tottenham were beaten 4-2 by Chelsea in the semi final of the FA Cup at Wembley on Saturday, bringing to an abrupt end Tottenham’s hopes of lifting a first domestic title since the 2007-08 season.
Goals from Willian (two), Eden Hazard and Nemanja Matic sealed the victory for Chelsea, who are also currently four points clear of Tottenham at the top of the Premier League.
Harry Kane and Dele Alli had twice equalised for Tottenham, but their goalscoring efforts could not send their side into the Final, where they could have met one of Arsenal or Manchester City.
But Collymore has his fingers crossed that their latest failed attempt to land silverware will not see their most prized assets quit the club, with several elite clubs understood to be monitoring a number of their players.
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In his column for Boyle Sports, he said: “[Diego] Costa and Hazard coming on and a wonder strike from Matic was just that for Chelsea but boy do I feel for Spurs.
“Dare I say it that they are the realist of the real deals? Not quite, that was proven by the Chelsea substitutes I just mentioned.
“My worry is that if the Lilywhites leave this fantastic season empty-handed that the lure of regular trophies both home and abroad may well break this team up, I desperately hope I’m wrong!”
Mauricio Pochettino has worked tirelessly this season to ensure he secures the long-term futures of many of his key players, in a bid to stave off interest from perhaps more enticing projects.
However, with Tottenham running the risk of seeing yet another close-run campaign finish empty-handed, Pochettino’s efforts could end up in vain.
Such an exodus could cost them big-time. with Tottenham looking likely to make a significant splash in the coming years, as they boast some of Europe’s most exciting prospects in Harry Kane and Dele Alli, to name a few.
Alli, for example, has been linked with a big money move to Real Madrid, having scored an incredible 20 goals in all competitions this season.
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