'Watershed moment' - Lineker: Tottenham must do one thing at future defining crossroads
Former Tottenham and England star and current BBC Sport pundit Gary Lineker has said that his former side are at a crucial moment in time which looks set to define their future successes for years to come.
The Lilywhites have established themselves as a frontrunner at the top of the Premier League table in recent seasons, having been the main rivals of both the last two title winners in the hunt for the top flight trophy.
They have also ensured a finish in the top six for the last eight campaigns, meaning that they have taken part in either the Europa League or the Champions League for nine consecutive seasons.
However Lineker now believes the club are at a crossroads as to their future success, and believes that investment in both the wages of the current stars, such as Harry Kane and Dele Alli, as well as new transfer arrivals, would show the ambition that the club have and allow them to compete for titles, with their last silverware coming in the shape of the League Cup in 2008.
He told the Daily Mirror: “I think Tottenham have to decide what they are.
“I think if they want to keep the likes of Kane and (Dele) Alli, their star players, they’ll have to pay the going rate, or get close to it.
“They’ll also have to bring players in and challenge for titles because the great players want to win things, they want to be at places where they can do that.
“If Tottenham don’t show the same ambition perhaps as one or two of the players, then they’ll get a little bit disgruntled and they might seek different areas and different places to play, so it’s a bit of a watershed moment for Tottenham.”
Spurs currently sit fifth in the Premier League after 24 games, with their draw against Southampton in their last match leaving them two points behind fourth placed Liverpool.
In other Tottenham news, the club are set for an imminent first team boost after several injury blows.