Southampton legend Matt Le Tissier suggested on the Sky Sports Now show on Sky Sports News HQ on Friday morning that Tottenham Hotspur head coach Mauricio Pochettino will be expected to at least challenge for a top-four finish in the Premier League this season.
"I would imagine that the club would be demanding at least challenging for the top four," said Le Tissier when asked what Tottenham would be demanding of head coach Mauricio Pochettino this season.
"Perhaps not expecting the top four because the competition is pretty hot, but as long as they are in there challenging with a few games to go, still in with a chance, I think that would probably be realistic for Tottenham to expect that."
Tottenham finished fifth in the Premier League table last season, and they will want to break into the top four this campaign.
While achieving that feat will not be easy, it is not impossible, especially as Chelsea are struggling at the wrong end of the table at the moment.
The disappointing results of the Blues so far this season mean that there is a chance that the likes of Liverpool and Tottenham could make a realistic challenge for that prized fourth spot.
It will not be easy for Spurs, though, especially as they have Europa League commitments this season as well.
However, if Chelsea continue to drop points, then Tottenham’s chances of finishing in the top four will strengthen, providing they win their matches.