The rise of Tottenham Hotspur as legitimate title contenders has been a sight to see in the Premier league over the last few years. Key to this has been the appointment of Mauricio Pochettino.
The young manager has earned plaudits from the very best in the business, as he has transformed this Spurs side from average under achievers to hungry title contenders. The last two seasons have seen Tottenham finish very close to the champions, which is a vast improvement as compared to their recent past.
But Chelsea boss, Antonio Conte, has questioned Tottenham’s ambitions, as he feels that Spurs have lower ambitions as compared to the rest of their rivals.
— Telegraph Football (@TeleFootball) July 26, 2017
“If [Spurs] don’t win the title, it’s not a tragedy,” said Conte.
“If they don’t arrive in the Champions League, it’s not a tragedy. If they go out in the first round of the Champions League, it’s not a tragedy. If they go out after the first game that they play in the Europa League, it’s not a tragedy.
“Maybe for Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester City, Manchester United and – I don’t know – Liverpool, it is a tragedy. You must understand the status of the team.
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“Every team has to understand what their ambitions are. If their ambitions are to fight for the title or win the Champions League, you must buy expensive players. Otherwise you continue to stay in your level. It’s simple.”
“My question is this: What are Tottenham’s expectations?”
This could be a huge dig before the season even begins. We must wait and see how Tottenham react to this.