Collymore: What every player at Tottenham Hotspur should be thinking

Former England striker Stan Collymore says there needs to be a shift in mentality with regards to the Champions League at Tottenham Hotspur.

Former England forward Stan Collymore explained in a live session for Periscope TV what he feels every Tottenham Hotspur player should be thinking.

Collymore suggested that there needs to be a change in mentality at the club over the way the players feel about their chances of getting into the Champions League.

Tottenham will fall just short of the top four this season, which remains one of their main aims as one of the big teams in the Premier League.

“I think every player in the Tottenham squad needs to feel they are heading for the Champions League, not hoping that they get into the Champions League,” he said.

Manager Mauricio Pochettino and chairman Daniel Levy both have big roles to play this summer in terms of changing the mentality at the club.

They can work hard in the transfer market to sign a higher calibre of player, which improves the all-round quality levels within the squad next year.

If Levy backs his manager, Pochettino has proven in the past that he has a good eye for a player.

It’s important that the club gets off to a good start next year, building momentum and getting the side consolidated in a top four position.

Only when that happens will the mentality in the players change and they can be confident about a place in the top four, rather than hoping it’s going to happen from a fifth, sixth or seventh placed position.

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