John Hartson says Tottenham Hotspur are under pressure from fans

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino

Tottenham Hotspur have bought well but sparingly this summer.

John Hartson - Celtic celebratesJohn Hartson - Celtic celebrates

Former Premier League striker John Hartson believes Tottenham Hotspur are under pressure this season.

Talking to TalkSport on Monday morning at 9am, the former Arsenal, West Ham and Wimbledon striker gave his view on Mauricio Pochettino's side.

The Welshman was complimentary about their transfer business but says the pressure is on Spurs to finish in the top four once again, and did not even discuss a title challenge.

He said: "There is a little bit of pressure on them. Spurs fans expect to see levels go up, they've spent money. There's pressure on spurs to finish in top four again.

"It's great for Spurs being in Champions League they've not experienced it too often, the pressure will be on."

Tottenham manager Mauricio PochettinoTottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino

Spurs finished in third place last season, and had at one stage been in the mix to beat Leicester to the title, falling away over the last four games.

This summer they have bought Victor Wanyama, who Hartson said 'will make them better', along with striker Vincent Janssen to provide competition for top scorer Harry Kane.

Erik Lamela celebrates with Victor Wanyama after scoring the first goal for TottenhamErik Lamela celebrates with Victor Wanyama after scoring the first goal for Tottenham

While Hartson is correct that the minimum Spurs fans will expect is a top four place, it's debatable whether the squad feel any pressure, with the media focus on the two Manchester clubs and Chelsea who have all appointed new managers in a desperate attempt to get back on track.

Spurs will fly under the radar a little and this will play into their hands as it did last season.

Tottenham's Vincent JanssenTottenham's Vincent Janssen

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