Former Nottingham Forest manager Stuart Pearce has labelled Tottenham Hotspur’s season a “borderline miss” on Sky Sports.
Tottenham were expected to challenge for a top-four finish in the Premier League this campaign, but they are currently struggling to clinch a Europa League spot.
Heading into this weekend’s round of matches, Spurs find themselves sixth in the league table with 58 points from 34 matches, seven points behind Manchester United, who are in fourth spot at the moment.
“It’s a borderline miss,” former Manchester City boss Pearce told Sky Sports. “The upsides of this are a League Cup final, Harry Kane and a lot of young players from the academy coming through. That’s a plus.
“Would I expect them to finish above any of the five or six teams above them? Probably not, but their expectations at Tottenham would be being closer to Champions League football so it’s a very slight miss for me. Once again though there is expectation for next season.”
Mathematically Spurs still have a chance of a top-four finish, but realistically their season is over.
As Pearce says, there have been some positives, but yet another campaign without a trophy and a top-four finish in the Premier League is a disappointment.
What the North London outfit now need to do is build on this season and give manager Mauricio Pochettino support in the summer transfer window.
If Tottenham can hold onto their best players and make two or three key signings, then Spurs will certainly be able to once again compete for the top four.