Danny Mills claims Tottenham Hotspur’s season has been drastically changed by the announcement Manchester City face a two-year ban from European football.
The former Leeds United and Manchester City full-back, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, suggested it is now “all up for grabs” in the race for the Champions League.
The news broke on Friday that the current Premier League champions will receive a two-year ban from UEFA competitions and a £25million fine for breaches of the club licensing and financial fair play regulations.
This would perhaps open up the possibility of fifth place being granted Champions League qualification were Pep Guardiola‘s team to finish in the top four.
When asked about how the news could affect Spurs this campaign, Mills told Football Insider: “Mourinho knows it is all up for grabs all of a sudden.
“Maybe he was focusing on one of the cup competitions but now they might be thinking ‘Let’s get fifth! Let’s get fourth.’ Let’s really put some pressure on teams and get back into the Champions League.
“It has opened up a massive can of worms.
“And as much as Manchester City fans will be aggrieved. It appears they have broken the rules and it is alleged they have misled. That is the real problem.”
Whether the qualification spot would go to the fifth-placed Premier League side is still yet unclear, especially with City likely to appeal the decision at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
Spurs came from behind to beat Aston Villa 3-2 in this afternoon’s Premier League clash to leapfrog Sheffield United and climb to fifth in the table.
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