🏴 Harry Redknapp, Rio Ferdinand and Jermaine Jenas all firmly insist Spurs’ squad has declined due to the lack of competition and investment to push the squad on:— Last Word On Spurs🎙 (@LastWordOnSpurs) July 5, 2020
🗣”They need people to come in and inject some new life."
This clip from BT Sport is priceless. Harry Redknapp, Rio Ferdinand, and Jermaine Jenas are all assembled, discussing Tottenham. Essentially lamenting the loss of the ‘good old days’ at White Hart Lane, when Walker and Rose were bombing up the wings, and Dembele stood firm in centre-midfield.
“Has the lack of spending gradually worked against them?” poses Linker, whilst miraculously keeping a straight face. This is a seminal TV moment for Spurs fans.
All the bragging about Tottenham’s low net spend has come back to bite us repeatedly, in the bottom, and it’s not as if nobody said anything along the way.
Jamie Carragher in 2018 told the Evening Standard, that the net spend at that point during Pochettino’s then 4-year reign, of £29million, simply wasn’t good enough.
As infuriating as Mauricio could be, he worked comparative miracles, but was horribly undermined by Daniel Levy, who spent freely on “infrastructure” and hasn’t stopped spending yet…