Alan Sugar has urged ‘typical Tottenham’ to recover from their February slump and ensure they finish above Arsenal this season – so his joke to Piers Morgan doesn’t backfire!
Spurs have seen their distant Premier League title hopes shatter in the space of just four days after back-to-back defeats to Burnley and Chelsea, and they now have a fight on their hands to finish in the top-four.
Mauricio Pochettino’s men next face a north London derby against Arsenal on Saturday, in a crucial game for the top-four race.
The Gunners, who beat Bournemouth 5-1 on Wednesday, now trail their rivals by just four points in fourth place, while Manchester United are only one point further back in fifth.
Both teams have momentum, while Tottenham’s form is falling.
And Lord Sugar says it will be a disaster – for the team, and for his running feud with Arsenal fan Morgan – if they finish outside of the Champions League places.
“It’s typical Tottenham,” the former Spurs chairman of ten years told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.
“We do so well but then come the end of the season we’ve always given it away. I just hope this particular year that we don’t give it away.
“We’re not going to be champions, that’s for sure, but it will really annoy me if we ended up with Arsenal and Manchester United above us, especially considering we had a ten point lead above them.
“I don’t know what’s happened to us now.
“The thing is, I offered Piers Morgan a periscope so he could look up the table, but it’s backfiring on me now!”
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