Garth Crooks fires warning shots to Tottenham regarding future ambitions
By Amir Mir
Garth Crooks has fired warning shots to Tottenham regarding their future ambitions by stating they must keep hold of their best players if they want to win trophies.
The BBC pundit believes it will be a “testimony” to the club’s “lack of ambition” if they were to sell any of their current team.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side have won many plaudits for their performances over the last two seasons where they have challenged for the Premier League title.
But, they are yet to win a trophy under the highly-rated Argentine boss, with the possibility that the title race could be over by the time they play Manchester United on May 14.
Former Spurs striker Crooks was not too surprised with the north London club losing to West Ham on Friday night, which heavily dented their chances in the title race.
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“Spurs looked like a side whose season had come to a predictable end,” Crooks told BBC Sports “And although they have blown the league title for the second consecutive year, this team is very close to winning something major.
“The only way that they can do that is to keep every one of their players. Add to them if you must, but lose any of the current team and it will be a testimony to Tottenham’s lack of ambition.
“In other words, put up the ‘not for sale’ signs now, or otherwise stop talking about Premier League titles.”
Tottenham were also knocked out of the semi-final stages of the FA Cup this season when they suffered a 4-2 defeat at the hands of Chelsea.
Added to that, they failed to go past the group stages of the Champions League and were then knocked out of the early stages of the Europa League.
At this moment in time, Pochettino’s team remain four points off leaders Chelsea in the table, with their London rivals needing only two wins to be crowned champions.
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