Thierry Henry: This is Tottenham's biggest vulnerability
By Harvey Byrne
Arsenal great and current Sky Sport pundit Thierry Henry has told that he believes Tottenham’s biggest vulnerability will be that key players could depart from the club if they don’t win trophies.
Spurs have had a hugely successful two seasons under manager Mauricio Pochettino and have achieved a second place finish in 2017 after placing in third a year beforehand.
Many of the club’s stars have been hailed as the best in England in their respective positions and they have also been tied up to long term contracts by the side’s ownership.
But, Henry believes Tottenham’s key players could look elsewhere if the team doesn’t start winning titles soon and he feels as though it has made the north London side vulnerable.
“Where I see them as the the most vulnerable is that if you don’t show any trophies at one point with all that progression some of the players are going to leave,” told Henry speaking to Sky Sports News’ Premier League Daily show on Monday morning.
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“Forget about money and do you sell or not sell, but that is where the problem is going to be. At one point if they see that the plan is not working and you’re not winning the trophies. Players want to win trophies and are they going to be strong enough to say no to the biggest team in Europe? I actually don’t know.”
Tottenham boast league top scorer Harry Kane alongside young starlet Dele Alli as well as Hugo Lloris, who placed in second for the Premier League’s golden glove.
It is felt that it is imperative that the side keeps hold of the trio alongside manager Pochettino if the club want to carry on progressing.
But, with Tottenham having already lost the likes of Gareth Bale and Luka Modric in the past as well as growing speculation that Kyle Walker could leave the club may sometimes be powerless to prevent their stars from going.
In other Tottenham news, a Sky pundit has told Spurs to forget Walker as they already have a better player at the club.