Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville believes that it is of utmost importance for Spurs to keep their star players and coach at the club for next season.
Tottenham played their last game at the historic White Hart Lane on Sunday, beating Manchester United 2-1. The game also marked an impressive unbeaten campaign at home for Spurs. The Wembley will serve as the home of North London team for the next season, while their new stadium’s construction gets completed.
Meanwhile, ex-Red Devil and current pundit Gary Neville has stressed on the fact that stadium moves are never easy, and Tottenham must keep the influential members of their dressing room at the club.
Neville said: “They have to hang on to two or three players. Dele Alli and Harry Kane have to stay at this football club in this next 18 months to two years because the message when they go back to White Hart Lane is that they want people to pay more money and fill that stadium every single week.
“They are going to need 20,000 more people every week to fill the stadium up. I know they’ve got a long waiting list for season ticket holders but it can go backwards quickly.”
The decorated full-back then went on to praise Pochettino and his importance at Spurs, by stating: The third person they need to keep is the manager. He’s probably number one because he’s an absolutely fantastic manager.”
It shall certainly be a tough task for Spurs to hold onto these important figures, especially with Sky in Italy having claimed that Inter Milan are very keen on bringing in Mauricio Pochettino. Moreover, Dele Alli and Harry Kane are also on the radars of several European heavyweights.
Written by Shorya Panwar
Has 20+ years of experience managing Schalke in Football Manager 2017. Believes wing-backs are the most complete footballers in the modern/evolved football. Writes weird stuff on his personal blog.